Custom Choppers are not an unheard phenomenon if you are from an Occident country (or of you watch a lot of Discovery Turbo), but here in India they pretty much are a rarity especially when the only thing closer to a cruiser we have is a Royal Enfield.
- Here comes one most promising and leading Customizers from India.
- What they say?
When Vardenchi says each build will be better than the last, Vardenchi stands by the statment. Now this my friends is the craziest custom chopper to hit the Indian streets!
Follow this story to learn what apart from the blood and sweat went into building the Vedic Chopper.
When we told Nimit(our client and a close friend) that the possibility of his VTwin custom. Chopper may not be possible, i wanted to make sure that we could curb his disappointment by offering him something that would still blow him away. He had seen Vardenchi’s earlier work and though we have some of the sickest 8 and a half footers and loud thumpers, he wanted something more, something beyond. I decided to build it myself. Generally the team builds the bikes and i supervise or quality control the builds but not this one. Too close to the heart.
So early the next morning in March, i began chalking out the stats of the frame. She was gonna be long. a 9 footer! And low, enough to have your heels scrape the tarmac when you glided into the bends. But most of all i wanted her to be streamlined like a bird. The rest fell into place.
Since she was to be a single seater the heartache of working a passenger seat was out of the way. i wanted the tank to look slim and long accentuating the structure. Got it done just right, and finished neatly with a VM(Vardenchi Motorcycle) flushed pop up gas cap. The controls were to be tribal and actually suited the overall theme of the bike.
The VM single sided swingarm and belt drive as a trademark actually went well with the streamlined look of the Vedic. Her handle bars were kept at comfort wide grip and with bare minimum wiring they looked like the wings of the bird just before a flight. So it was’nt a wonder that when i tested her, she was everything i imagined and more, and true to the initial imagination my heels were scraping the road on the 1st test.
When Nimit came down to the shop for a look we had’nt selected a colour. We were just surfing the net when we came across a plain white bike and his eyes shone. He asked me what i thought? I said go for it but dont leave it plain white, Let me work on the art. According to me, Custom motorcycles come together like a stroke of lightning. You cant plan for everything, but work hard and lady luck follows. I took a huge!!! chance with the artwork. It is the Hanuman Chalisa, in English, written in an Indian form of Calligraphy. What are the chances???? The artist from http://www.aumchakra.com/ design was kind enough to do it for us in record time. And it worked. I didn’t want Nimit to Know what the final finish looked like so he was banned from the shop for a bit. To add to this sensational beast was a little celebration. Nimit had become the proud father to a son a couple o weeks before D Day and we decided to christen his bike Vivaan! after hi son. Vivaan was embossed in chrome on the tank and added just the final touch the chopper needed.
I’ll never forget the day i delivered the Vardenchi Vedic Chopper to Nimit. He had the expression of true appreciation. I know for a fact he holds this custom motorcycle very close to his heart and will enjoy it each time he takes her out on the open road. I definitely enjoyed this build. It was a memorable one and will go down in the history of Vardenchi Motorcycles.
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