Sunday, September 20

Women Riders

In conversation with Dr. Vani Parmar; surgeon and off-roader
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In conversation with Dr. Vani Parmar; surgeon and off-roader

We at TECH N' WHEELZ are eager to write about achiever’s and especially if they do something different from the norm. That’s why, we were intrigued to do an interview with Dr. Vani Parmar, Oncosurgeon at Tata Memorial Centre.  She has been part of expedition drives with Mahindra Adventure, and drives including Leh Monastery Escape, Himalayan Spiti Escape and Kashmir to Kanyakumari Expedition.   Q) How long have you been driving?  A) Since last 21 years; Off-roading since last 3 years. Q) The vehicle you started riding/ driving? A) First Car and first love was a Maruti 800;  Later Honda City ZXi. Now Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Thar and Maruti A-Star. XUV and Thar are daily rides.   Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with your passion of driving to...
Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017
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Ladies of Harley (LOH) gears up for their first official ride on May 26, 2017

Harley-Davidson's exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH)  will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception.     In a bid to bring women bikers together, Harley-Davidson created an exclusive riding group for women called the ‘Ladies Of Harley’ (LOH) in February 2017. The group will be taking off on their first ride to Dandeli, Karnataka. Scheduled to take place from May 26-28, 2017, this will be the first official ride for the chapter since its inception. Close to 50 LOH members will be riding from as far as Ahmedabad and Pune for a weekend full of interesting activities and workshops at the Regenta Resort...
World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider
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World Women Riders: Ligia Martins from Brazil, professional stunt rider

I'm Ligia Martins, professional Stunt Rider from Brazil. I started riding motorcycles 10 years back, but I started to practice stunt in 2015, October. My boyfriend, Daniel Ferreira, is a Stunt Rider too. He is my biggest supporter. Q) Any specific reason you ride for? A) I ride because I love motorcycles. I love to feel the adrenaline and stunting to me is my work and my fun.. I'm showing all my love and dedication for the Stunts. Q) Scooters or motorcycles? The first motorcycle you started riding/ learnt riding? A) I prefer motorcycle than scooter because it's more fast and fun. I learned riding on my father's motorcycle- Honda XL125. My motorcycle now is a Yamaha TTR125. But I ride on my boyfriend's motorcycle, a Honda CB600 and a Honda CBX250. My Yamaha TTR125...
In conversation with Vaishali Bhagat Master- Jaipur’s Bikerni head
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In conversation with Vaishali Bhagat Master- Jaipur’s Bikerni head

Vaishali Bhagat Master, an architect by profession, has been into motorcycling since 20 years. She started riding for visiting work sites as a part of her profession and has now reached to the level of seasoned rider who easily takes up long rides.   Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) Since last 6 years I have been into riding for fun & self enjoyment which has now reached to a whole new level. In fact I am looking forward to take riding as a profession. Q) Why preferred motorcycle over scooter? A) My profession demand took me to prefer motorcycle over scooter. I used to visit work sites where the condition of roads were pathetic. It was only motorcycles I could ride on such roads. In short it was a requirement that turned in...
World Women Riders: Shilpa Balakrishnan exploring India on two wheels
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World Women Riders: Shilpa Balakrishnan exploring India on two wheels

Mumbai based  biker Shilpa Balakrishnan, one of the country’s most popular woman bikers shares her love for motorcycles, travel and the challenges she accepts that comes on the way. Working in an IT sector, Shilpa is into motorcycling since last 12 years. Q) Shilpa, tell us the reason you started riding? A) I like to travel, explore new places, know the people, their tradition, culture, take up new challenges and much more. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) I started motorcycling just for fun sake, then for daily commute. The travel bug was always there in me and once I gained experience in riding the motorcycle, it only added wings to my travel bug and thus began my journey on 2 wheels. Q) Why preferred motorcycle over sco...
World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life
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World Women Riders: Priya Meghwal on her love for Royal Enfield and adventurous life

Priya Meghwal from Gurgaon is an engineer by profession and biker by heart. She loves to live an adventurous life. Priya has done Manali to Khardungla (the Highest Motorable road) on a bicycle and now dreams to explore all the hidden places of India riding on her RE Classic 350. Head on over to the conversation to know more about Priya. Q) Priya, any specific reason you ride for? A) I feel like every women should know to ride every vehicle present in their home. So that at any stage of life they don't need to depend on anyone. Considering this reason I started riding motorcycle. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A)  It all started in my school days when I was in +2, when my elder brother had just learnt to ride a bike and my father, who never treat...
World Women Riders: Roshini S Miraskar on her motorcycling trails and biker communities
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World Women Riders: Roshini S Miraskar on her motorcycling trails and biker communities

Roshini S Miraskar, biker girl from Bengaluru shares her motorcycling story with team TnW.  Roshini, former admin of the BIKERNI BENGALURU, tells us about what it has been like, about trails and biker communities, and what she’d like to change. Q) How long have you been riding motorcycle? Any specific reason you ride for? A) I have been riding since 2011. Earlier it was for the need of commuting now it's for the passion of touring on a motorcycle. Riding allows me to be myself and discover ME. I don't have to qualify an interview to enter any road, as a tourer I am free to go. I won't be judged. Love the feeling of nature, roads, wind and me. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) During my college days, more than biking , the need of commuting from...
Fortis La Femme Motarde- women’s bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness organized
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Fortis La Femme Motarde- women’s bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness organized

Fortis La Femme organized Motarde, a women’s only bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on November 27, 2016 in Bangalore and on 4th December, 2016. The Motarde witnessed over a 100 women riders on the road at the same time, riding for a noble cause. Fortis La Femme also honored Cancer Survivors at the closing ceremony, wherein the survivors had also shared their experiences and highlight the importance of early detection. Fortis La Femme, New Delhi is the first under the La Femme brand and is a well-known medical institution in the city. Press Release: December 7, 2016, Delhi Fortis La Femme has organized a Motarde, a women’s only bike rally in support of Breast Cancer Awareness taking place today. Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in most cities in In...
World Women Riders: Sunita Mande and her craze for Harley-Davidson
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World Women Riders: Sunita Mande and her craze for Harley-Davidson

Sunita Mande, 44,  a commercial design entrepreneur from Mumbai shares about her life with motorcycles. Q) So Sunita, how long have you been riding motorcycle? A) I have been riding since I was 16 years old that’s 28 years now Q) Any specific reason you ride for? A) Am quite a sporadic rider. I ride only when I feel the need to. It feels I am losing a lot of my emotional baggage. I get time to be with myself. Think and retrospect. I don’t prefer listening to music while riding. Love the sound of the engine more. I see the traffic ahead of me as challenges and love to weave through traffic. Love to see new places, changing landscapes and cultures while riding. Q) Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today. A) It was not a conscious decision to get into biking. ...
Female Bikers Xclusive DIY Motorcycle Workshop
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Female Bikers Xclusive DIY Motorcycle Workshop

Event: DIY Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Workshop Participants: Exclusively for Female Bikers Date: 23rd October 2016 Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm Location: Plot No-63, RT Office Rd, Chikhali CDC, Purnanagar, Chinchwad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411019, India Contact Details: 9975481499 Locate on Map, Click here Contact Details: Dial 9975481499 or Whatsapp 7410145241 Entry Fees: Rs500/- per participant TECH 'N WHEELZ in association with NIAM and SOD(Spares on Demand) announces DIY MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP Xclusively for Female Bikers on 18th December, 2016. The workshop mainly focuses on how to repair your motorcycles yourself in case of breakdown in the middle of no where. The workshop focuses on hands-on-course and not just ...
Sub 300cc motorcycles preferred by Women Bikers in India
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Sub 300cc motorcycles preferred by Women Bikers in India

"Which is the best motorcycle for women?" Now, this is one of the most common question we get asked by female bikers. In fact there aren’t any motorcycles made specifically for women, but yes, there are motorcycles that are more popular among the majority of women riders. Using our surveys we pick the top 5, sub 300cc motorcycles that are most preferred among female motorcyclists today in India. (more…)
Interview with Ashika Menezes- Rally driver from Bengaluru
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Interview with Ashika Menezes- Rally driver from Bengaluru

She's fierce; She's unstoppable, She's like thunder behind the wheel! This weekend at TECH 'N WHEELZ we are glad of interviewing a rally racer - Ashika Menezes from Bangalore. A techie by profession, Ashika has been racing now for several years and has a laundry list of accolades to her name. This young lady has been participating in local autocross races and now is part of the Indian National Rally Championships. Click here to read detailed interview of Ashika Menezes. (more…)
World Women Riders: Jessica Rose from Melbourne
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World Women Riders: Jessica Rose from Melbourne

Jessica Rose from Melbourne shares her motorcycling story with team TnW. Professionally a teacher in business management and a passionate biker from the heart, Jessica is into motorcycling since  two and a half years. She owns a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600  and 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and enjoys participating in tracks days. (more…)
In conversation with female bulleteer- Shruti Singh
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In conversation with female bulleteer- Shruti Singh

” For a journey on two wheels, you have to be conditioned, because one miscalculated twist of throttle or thrust of power could push you over the edge", Shruti Singh. Women are no longer the pillion riders. They love being in-charge and love the real deal. So it’s no surprise to see a woman behind the iconic lifestyle motorcycle brand, Royal Enfield motorcycle these days. They are determined to prove that it's not only the men who are born to be wild. I have heard saying from few riders that  riding a Bullet fills you with a sense of empowerment, enhances your personality and makes you realize that you are on your own without any inhibitions. Proved to be true after meeting Shruti Singh. (more…)
World Women Riders: Asawari Arbune on her motorcycling story
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World Women Riders: Asawari Arbune on her motorcycling story

“Riding makes me calm. It is as needful for me as breath”, Asawari Arbune  Meet Asawari Arbune from Navi Mumbai, the only female member amongst 700+ members of the Naked Wolves - group of Bajaj Pulsar 200NS motorcycle enthusiasts all over India. Started motorcycling 10 years ago, Asawari’s dream is to explore India on two-wheels. She is currently pursuing MBA in marketing and working as a Sales and Marketing executive for Royal Enfield. (more…)
Biker Veenu Paliwal dies in road accident in Madhya Pradesh
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Biker Veenu Paliwal dies in road accident in Madhya Pradesh

Veenu Paliwal, one of the top woman bikers in the country, died in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district on Monday. The 44-year-old biker was on a nationwide tour on her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Reports say that Paliwal died due to severe injuries after her bike skidded off. . Meanwhile, her fellow biker and friends has alleged that she was given wrong injection that led to her death. **Update: Paliwal died of liver rupture caused do the impact of handlebars on the abdomen resulting in internal bleeding. (more…)
World Women Riders: Anjaly Rajan, founder of ‘The Riderni’
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World Women Riders: Anjaly Rajan, founder of ‘The Riderni’

Women on motorcycles are powerful. And they are learning that if you can master your motorcycle, you can master anything. There was a time when riding motorcycles was a male dominated activity. Now the times have changed. There seem to be many reasons that women have taken to riding motorcycles. Some say it is a powerful way to tap into their freedom, strength, adventure, confidence, or community and take it to a whole new level. (more…)
World Women Riders: Mary Heatley, from Indiana on her motorcycling madness
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World Women Riders: Mary Heatley, from Indiana on her motorcycling madness

The series of World Women Riders is back on technwheelz.com. The new innings starts from biker girl, Mary Heatley, from Indiana.  She started motorcycling 4 years back. The very first motorcycle she owned was a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R and currently rides the 2007 CBR 1000RR. Click here to read more on motorcycling story of Mary Heatley. (more…)