Avantura Choppers has introduced two motorcycles as the Rudra and Pravega cost Rs. 23.9 lakh and Rs. 21.4 lakh respectively
Avantura Choppers is betting big on high end 2,000cc customised motorcycles in India and the brand has entered officially into the market a few days ago. What’s more interesting is that it has an India origin and as the operation commences, Avantura has become the first domestic manufacturer to offer bikes having such high displacement engines.
The company has announced that it will sell two motorcycles initially – the Avantura Rudra and Avantura Pravega. The brand has been set up by two motorcycle enthusiasts namely Gaurav Aggarwal and Vijay Singh. While Gaurav is the CEO of the company, Singh is the Chief Revenue Officer. Kevin Alsop has been running the show as the Chief Design Officer of the brand. Alsop had a great helping hand at America-based Big Bear Choppers that sadly, almost demolished during the 2008 recession.
Avantura Choppers will manufacture its motorcycles at a production facility situated in Vasai. Alsop, who is responsible behind the aesthetics of the bikes say that the Avantura Choppers have been designed keeping India in mind. With the names derived from Sanskrit, the Rudra has been priced at Rs. 23.9 lakh and the Pravega at Rs. 21.4 lakh (both ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The motorcycles have chromed wheels, heavily slanted front forks, front-set foot pegs, thick seats, tall handlebars, etc. The engine in both the Avantura Choppers is sourced from S&S, an American brand that has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing high performance solutions. The transmission has been taken from the house of Rivera and will be a six-speed unit.
The suspension system and tyres are sourced from Progressive and Avon respectively. The brand will initially set up 7 to 9 outlets across India and the numbers may increase depending upon the response for the bikes. The turn signals are sourced a German company called Kellermann while the hand-crafted seat is from Mustang.
Buyers can personalise their motorcycles how they prefer and they will be sold with ARAI certification. The company states that it has a good stock of spares that will help in a decent after sales support to the customers. The brand intends to sell 200 units by the end of FY2018-19 and is looking to grab 7 to 8 percent market share by the year 2022.
The Rudra features a 17-litre fuel tank and tips the weighing scale at 344 kilograms while the Pravega has a 21-litre fuel tank and kerb weight of 347 kg. The Rudra is 281 mm longer than the Pravega at 2,908 mm. The Rudra and Pravega use a 21-inch wheel up front and a massive 18-inch with a wide 280 section tyre at the back. The bookings are commencing at the India Bike Week starting in a week’s time and the motorcycles will be showcased there.