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The Jordaar Biker | Rajputana Customs | 101 Magnificent Motorcycle Men | Unique Stories From India

The Jordaar Biker | Rajputana Customs | 101 Magnificent Motorcycle Men | Unique Stories From India

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never miss out on unique stories from 101India The idea of romance to me is a very
fulfilling experience You know, you could be in love with a bike You could be in love with a woman You could be in love with a place As long as it does something for your soul And eggs you on Then you know You’re a very fortunate person to be in love with Whatever it is you’re in love with I am Vijay Singh I run Rajputana Custom Motorcycles It is a workshop we established
about seven years back We build and restore old motorcycles I started building bikes because I wanted a bike for myself in 2010 And there was nothing really exciting in the market at that point So I went ahead and asked Royal Enfield for an engine And we went about building a bike around that engine It took us about four months to do But the first time we saw it ready That was the time I knew That bike building was something
that I really enjoy doing It was a very new idea to start with
back in 2009 I had just come back from University Having completed a degree in
communication and journalism Here I was, sitting in front of the whole family Telling them that I wanted to you know build bikes So I got a lot of blank stares Not knowing what I was talking about I didn’t know either And it took me two years to figure it out But they’ve been very supportive since And they’re very appreciative of what I do My first motorcycle was a four-geared BSA It was a 50 cc Falcon Now this was a bike that my dad prepared for me I think it’s good that he’s been able to get involved In a thing which he likes doing And he’s doing it well It’s important that you get into a line of work Which you don’t see as work Fundamentally speaking, we named the shop Rajputana Customs Because our bikes represent my taste And that being where I am from Rajasthan Having been born here and bred here We find inspiration from almost anything Whether it’s the forts and palaces that you visit Or the interior of a house, miniature artwork They all symbolize this
deep-seated sobriety And it really brings out the beauty of our machines It brings out the beauty of people The bike that is used as a donor machine Determines what kind of project we do But at the end of the day you have to
cater to the client’s needs And to his tastes And you have to detail it according to him So we start with a reference image And we go working from there Sometimes the whole bike has to be cusomized Sometimes only half of it has to be done So all our projects are different They are varying in complexity We do motocross bikes, choppers, bobbers, cafe racers You name it I have a team of about 18 guys The one thing that we all share in common is a love for motorcycles And a drive to get better at
what we do Whether it’s riding a bike Or customizing one, restoring one, building one from scratch We are just cultivating our being essentially around motorcycles The name ‘Jordaar’ essentially means that it’s an outstanding machine That it’s definitely extraordinary And that’s how we built that bike from scratch And it’s pretty spectacular to look at, so we called it Jordaar From ideation to inception, Jordaar took
us about 8 months to build and test And test, paint, upholster Just the works It took us about six months to finish completely And two months to paint, detail and test ride For starters, Jordaar was a bike built from
scratch Like I said, it was a Harley 883 engine And we went about building the
whole frame from scratch Did a unique linkage suspension for the front And it also has these small details That are very unique and independent to this motorcycle itself For example, we have Damascus levers And other small parts made in Damascus Now Damascus steel is two types of steel Which are heated and beaten together So we went about making Our levers and our air filter mounds And just a few other covers for our nuts and bolts Made in Damascus With more Koftgari work done on them for detailing So we’ve got Damascus parts, with Koftgari Silver inlay Upholstery work Nice metallic paint job on this
stretched out bike So, a simple paint job, basic detailing And good stance and proportions You know, when it all comes together It really adds to the whole picture And I’m very happy with that bike One thing’s for sure Riding Jordaar, being a hardtail If you have bumpy roads it’s going to
give you a hard ride But other than that If you’ve got a nice slick smooth highway She really feels like a long stretched out Hot-rod almost you know Like it has a very gnarly, big boss, bad guy kind of feel And it’s just a really badass bike
to ride so it’s super fun Bikes can really move you If you push them hard enough It’s almost like jamming a guitar Or doing something which thrills you And totally takes over your senses Motorcycling to me is so much more than
just a macho aspect I guess the machismo comes from self-confidence Which you derive from riding that machine Because she gives you that freedom Because she puts you in touch with yourself That when you get off a bike
you get off confident Nowadays a lot of people are trying to
buy into this culture That, I feel, isnt’t the real true nature of being a biker A biker is an individualist He would rather be on his own than be a part of a group Now, unfortunately you have a large contingent of chaps Who call themselves bikers But I think They aren’t, in the truest sense Vijay Singh’s passion for biking is very infectious It’s got me wanting my very
own custom-built motorcycle I’m thinking more on the lines of a badass scrambler Now till I figure out How I’m gonna make the money For that motorcycle You can tell us what you thought Of Magnificent Motorcycle Men And Vijay Singh’s amazingly custom-built motorcycle The Jordaar HD883 By hitting like and giving us a comment below If you liked Magnificent Motorcycle Men And want to watch more such videos on You can do so right here Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel And follow us on Facebook
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