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World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories
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World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories

tnw: Tell us about yourself Onenienla: Hello, I am Onenienla Imsong also known as Onen Nenty. I come from the small hilly state called Nagaland, which is in the extreme east of the Indian map. I am the Chairman and Managing Director of Kongro Naga on Wheels; I am also honoured and blessed to be the ambassador for Nagaland Tourism. Apart from my profession, I enjoy riding my bike and I am also fond of making and playing good music on my bass guitar. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Onenienla: I am a biker girl. The joy that I get from bikes cannot be compared with any earthly pleasure in my life. I admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for cars as well but if I were to choose between a car and a bike, my heart would definitely let me choose the bike. tnw: H...
World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles
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World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles

tnw: Introduce yourself?  Brittany: Myself Brittany “Bunny” Easter (@R3AMPUTEE) from Maryville, Tennessee and working as 911 Operator. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Brittany: Biker Girl, Started out as a Car Girl though! tnw: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Brittany: I rode before my wreck for many years, but I only count my real riding for three seasons now.  tnw: Any specific reason you ride for? Brittany: I am an amputee.  I lost my leg on my bike back in 2015 when I totaled it into the side of the mountain.  When I am on my bike I am free again, free of judgement, free of reality, I am normal.  tnw: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Brittany: When I lost my leg in 2015 I guess y...
Women on Wheels: Athira Murali, National record holder and off-road racer
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Women on Wheels: Athira Murali, National record holder and off-road racer

We interview Athira Murali, who has the unique distinction of being India’s one of the youngest upcoming woman off-road racer. She was also honoured in the India Book of Records and Universal Record Forum for being the youngest person to hold the most number of vehicle licenses. tnw: Tell us about yourself? Athira: I am Athira Murali from Kottayam, Kerala. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Applications (BCA). As my interest is in the field of automobiles, I later pursued Mechanical Engineering from Regional Institute of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram. tnw: How long have you been riding / driving and describe on how you got to where you are with your passion of driving today. Athira: I started riding at the age of 12. The very first vehicle I ...
World Women Bikers: Kalyani Potekar on life with motorcycles and track racing
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World Women Bikers: Kalyani Potekar on life with motorcycles and track racing

Kalyani Potekar - a biker, adventurer, photographer, horse rider and much more. Kalyani was the youngest woman biker to participate in the 2013 Raid X-treme. She has also participated in “Chase the Monsoon Season3” reality show organized by Ceat and MTV. tnw: Tell us more about yourself Kalyani: Myself, Kalyani Potekar from Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. I like adventure sports like paragliding, skiing and mountaineering which I started at an early age of 15. Also what I like the most is horse-riding. Achieved lots of medals, trophies at national level and also been awarded the ‘Best Rider Girls-India’ title. I represented MP Remount & Veterinary Squadron, NCC Mhow at Republic Day Parade in 2011. Also, received a golden chance to visit INS VIRAAT in Jan 2012. tnw: Describe how...
World Women Bikers: Lune Vanila from Kerala on her motorcycling stories and hobbies
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World Women Bikers: Lune Vanila from Kerala on her motorcycling stories and hobbies

tnw: Tell us about yourself Lune: Myself Lune Vanila, a freelancer and traveller from Kerala , South India. My passion are riding motorcycle, being an animal lover and art lover as well, collecting tough and extreme photographs. I love to travel to different places and experience different culture and diversity which makes me learn amazing things, enhanced creativity, broaden my perspective of the world and as part of my privacy I'm covering my face and hiding my identity for my legal purposes. tnw: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Lune: Since 2013, I started riding a motorcycle wherein I used it as a mode of transportation for going to college . I decided to ride a motorcycle just to give it a try to traveled on the picturesque and alluring places in my home town a...
World Women Bikers: Dimpy aka Ankita on her motorcycle & rides
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World Women Bikers: Dimpy aka Ankita on her motorcycle & rides

tnw: Please introduce yourself and about your motorcycling Dimpy: Firstly, I would like to thank for this opportunity for introducing myself. I am Dimpy Karekar (ankita). I am a graphic designer by profession & work as a freelancer. Have always been a motorcyclist by heart. Its been more than 10 years I started riding motorcycles but never thought of travelling so much. tnw: Any specific reason you ride for? Dimpy: Riding is like a therapy for me. It sets me free from all the stress, I ride to celebrate, I ride to forget things to ease my mind, I ride for a cause, and if there is no reason I ride to find a reason. tnw: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Dimpy: The dream of riding a motorcycle started back in school days, when my mom used...
World Women Bikers: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories
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World Women Bikers: Amber Spencer and her motorcycling stories

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Amber: I started riding in Feb 2017. So as of this writing, 2.5 years technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Amber: I am hooked. Riding a motorcycle encourages me to travel to places I’ve never seen before. I met my partner through motorcycle riding and have met so many incredible new friends. Motorcycles have this inherent community. We have fun together and we watch each other’s backs on the road. I love the visceral feeling of using my body to move the bike and feel the road. Being one with the bike and maneuvering on technical roads is an indescribable feeling. I also enjoy the friendly competitiveness of racing at the track, which I am doing this year. It’s an “always-learning” cycle. You always have to be...
World Women Bikers: Priyanka Telang on her love for motorcycles, travel, photography and blogging
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World Women Bikers: Priyanka Telang on her love for motorcycles, travel, photography and blogging

Priyanka is a techie by profession and biker by heart. She loves travelling and exploring places, photography and blogging. Priyanka is also a member of 'Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community' and founder of a blog - manyjourneysmanystories.com technwheelz: How Long have you been riding motorcycles? Priyanka: I started when I was in 9th Grade, so its almost 19 years now. technwheelz: Any specific Reason you ride for? Priyanka: I just feel free on a bike, its the taste of freedom which I adore, I love driving too. Since I am a hard core traveler any mode of transport which can take me some where, I want to learn that. Riding is great, because you can feel the change in weather, the harsh terrain, without being locked in AC, it makes you experience the real, ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Devika on her motorcycling stories, love for superbikes and track racing

technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Devika: It's been 5 years. I mean, on public roads. Actually, I used to try controlling the motorcycle, not recommended though, when I was too young for this. That was my favorite part when my father used to take me for a ride somewhere nearby and I used to try different controls of the 2-wheeler. Then I was very fond of bicycles and never missed a chance to pedal if someone approached me with one. I really struggled hard to get myself balanced on bicycles and has really helped me in riding motorcycles. Learning bicycles, I did fall a lot of times and I was even happy about those bruises. It kept me rolling. So I still love to pedal & it's healthy though. Then after the age of 15, my interest in motorcycles started growing. ...
RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message
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RiderGirl Vishakha rides solo with ‘Save River Save Nation’ message

Vishakha Fulsunge a.k.a RiderGirl Vishakha is doing her solo ride right now and we have reasons to be proud of!! India’s First female Motovlogger, Vishakha, is riding her KTM Duke 390 - Kashish along the Narmada river to spread the message of 'Save River Save Nation' from 28th Feb 2020 to 8th March 2020. We have often seen Bollywood celebrities, politicians who have extended their support to save rivers campaign, urging fans and followers to help save the country's rivers. This is for the first time ever we are seeing something like this from a female rider !! Vishakha's aim is to to raise awareness about the ever-increasing pollution in Narmada river and to encourage more people to do the same Parikrama as her. Vishakha started off her ride from Mumbai on 28th Feb 2020 an...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Divya Sagar shares her motorcycle and ride stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Divya Sagar shares her motorcycle and ride stories

technwheelz: Introduce yourself? Divya: I am Divya Sagar from God’s Own Country – Kerala. Born and brought up in Trivandrum, me now working in a private insurance firm (Universal Sompo GIC Ltd, Trivandrum) as Branch Operations. technwheelz: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Divya: I learned riding a two wheeler in the year 2002 and the Royal Enfield Bullet in the year 2006. But owned one in Feb 2015 Feb and my ride to various destinations started from there onwards. technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Divya: I love bikes, riding them to various destinations, exploring nature. I don’t know how others can relate but for me it gives immense pleasure, relaxation, unique experiences and of course a different outlook on my life. technwheelz: Describe how ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Shari from Germany on her love for motorcycles
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Shari from Germany on her love for motorcycles

technwheelz: Tell us about your journey to motorcyclingShari: I got my license in October 2018 but it took me some time to find the perfect bike. I learned how to ride on an BMW F800R in my riding classes. I've always wanted to ride a motorcycle but never really got into it until I met someone who shared his passion with me and made me fall in love with motorcycles for good. technwheelz: Your ride now?Shari: I looked into a lot of brands and bikes but the Ducati Scrambler has been my favorite from the beginning. As I wasn't happy with the stock version of the bike I purchased a preowned Ducati Scrambler Icon which already had a lot of features that I wanted. The tank and some other parts were red which I changed into a matte black. I still have a long list of what I want to do to ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Raveena Luthra on her motorcycling stories
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Raveena Luthra on her motorcycling stories

Hi, I am Raveena Luthra  and currently working with Hexaware BPS. I have been riding motorcycles for 10 years technwheelz: Any specific reason you ride for? Raveena: No specific reason, superbikes always fascinated me and that how I got pulled into riding. technwheelz: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Raveena: Currently I am riding the Bajaj Dominar 400, having it with me for almost 2 years now, I did rides with couple of friends to Goa and Kerala recently. I learnt bike riding on a TVS Apache, back in 2007 when I was in 12th grade..but then gave it a halt. Later started learning the techniques of motorcycling with a determination to ride with perfection. A friend of mine taught me riding on his TVS Apache 160. Years passed, &nbs...
2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019
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2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) is a one-day motorcycle riding event happening this year on the first Saturday in May – 4 May, 2019. As the women’s motorcycling community all over the world grows, and news of this "ride" spreads, we at TECH 'N WHEELZ get questions on exactly what this event is and how one participates. So, here are five things you need to know about IFRD. 2019 International Female Ride Day Logo What exactly is International Female Ride Day and how did it start?Eleven years ago, Vicki Gray, the founder of Motoress.com, came up with a brilliant idea to bring awareness to the growing numbers of female motorcyclists: designate one day in May for women riders to simply get out on their motorcycles and ride. The effort began by designating the first Friday in May to ...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress

Sarah Merrell from Maryville, Tennessee, is a sportbike rider, pit bike racer, model, and actress. Sarah began acting at a young age and later went on to study film, media production and screen writing. Sarah has modeled in a variety of fashion shows and photo shoots and began landing published work in magazines. Now a Director, Client Service with Fletcher Marketing PR an award-winning marketing and public relations agency based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah Merrell continues to act in television episodes and commercials, and directs photo shoots and fashion shows. technwheelz:   How long have you been riding motorcycle? Sarah: I’ve been riding motorcycles for 10 years. technwheelz:   Any specific reason you ride for? Sarah: I ride because it’s my passion and every...
The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop
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The Bikerni learns how to tight the nut @ TnW’s DIY motorcycle repair workshop

The 2nd edition of the DIY Motorcycle Maintenance Workshop for female bikers by TECH 'N WHEELZ concluded on October 01, 2017. The workshop witnessed majority of participants from the ‘Bikerni Motorcycle Club’ — India’s first all-female motorcycle group. The enthusiasm of the participants is something that has to be really appreciate of. The daylong session was designed in a way that the riders can be confident and can complete any maintenance, service or repair work in case of an emergency and by acquiring new skills. "Attended this workshop held on this Sunday, I must say this was a great experience. First of all, thanks for the great idea for doing it exclusively for women! This workshop helped us all in a way wherein if we are stuck up anywhere in the middle. We won't be helpless ...
Women riders can now learn the secret of fun biking with racer Maria Costello
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Women riders can now learn the secret of fun biking with racer Maria Costello

IAM RoadSmart is offering a unique chance to win a place in pioneer biker Maria Costello’s women only bike track day group coming up soon. The Hel Performance/Maria Costello MBE women only track day group takes place on 20 September at Donington Park and IAM RoadSmart is holding a prize draw to give away a free place to one lucky rider. Maria’s track day is a rare opportunity to ride with her and other female bikers, and receive tips and advice to help all attendees improve their riding skills and confidence. The chance to ride with Maria is not one to be missed. The ‘Queen of Bikes’ has made more than 40 starts at the Isle of Man TT and became world famous as the first women ever to claim a podium on the island – with third place in the Ultra Lightweight category of the 2005 Man...
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...
Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands
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Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) announces tour to Phuket and Phi Phi Islands

In November this year, Lost Sojourn Drifters (LSD) will be heading to Thailand. Initiated by motorcycle riders- Vartika and Prajakta, Lost Sojourn Drifters will be organising a 6-day tour to Thailand covering Phuket and Phi Phi Islands. Interested can join the trip with LSD Girls. Started in January 2017, LSD has been exploring various parts of India on their motorcycles. " Our aim is to make travel glamorous, on a backpacking budget. Every journey of ours is magical. We take you across the different cultures, food, people, historic places and also see that it is filled with thrill, freedom, creativity, adventure and excitement", says Vartika, Co-founder, LSD. The Trip to Thailand will be commencing in November this year and the dates are yet to be announced. The 6-day tour will ...
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...