Avantura Choppers, a Mumbai-based bike maker has launched two new choppers: the Rudra and the Pravega. The bikes will be manufactured on a production line at their facility in Vasai, Mumbai. The factory has an annual production capacity of 200 bikes which is approximately one bike every one and a half days (not accounting for time taken for paint work). The bikes will be the real deal, employing an S&S V-twin motor, a long rake and a fat rear tyre.
The Rudra is the flashier of the two bikes. It is over 9.5 feet long, has a 38-degree rake and 4.2 inches of trail with a 23-inch front wheel and a 20-inch rear wheel, both machined from a solid piece of billet aluminium. The tyres are from Avon, a british tyre company. The front employs a 130/60-section tyre and the rear wheel is a massive-280/40 section unit. The bike gets a large 17-litre fuel tank and weighs a massive 350kg (kerb).
The Pravega is the better handler of the two, thanks to its sharper 34-degree rake and 4.5 inches of trail and smaller 2006mm wheelbase (down by 176mm than the Rudra). The bike employs slightly modest 20-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels. The front has 120/70 R21 and the rear gets 250/40 R18 Avon tyres. Kerb weight at 347kg, is 3kg lesser than that of the Rudra. The 21-litre fuel tank is larger though. Both bikes employ the best of components like Beringer brakes with six piston calipers on both wheels, custom seats from Mustang and LED turn signals from Kellerman, Germany. The ground clearance for both bikes is 150mm.
The 2032cc V-twin air- and oil-cooled and fuel-injected engine comes from S&S cycles, an engine builder known for making performance parts for Harley-Davidson engines. The engines run a lower compression for our fuel conditions. While Avantura are yet to reveal power and torque figures, these engines abroad are known to make around 130PS and 180Nm of torque at the crankshaft. Expect lower figures here though.
The best part about these bikes are the individualisation options on offer. A potential customer can opt for his preferred parts via a 3D program which shows him the final product in a 3D render. The customer can choose from different styles of handlebars, headlamps, wheels, footpegs, rear fender, paint schemes and graphics.
The bikes are currently undergoing homologation, though bookings for both are open. The Rudra retails for Rs 23.9 lakh, while the Pravega will cost around Rs 21.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). A production chopper will take less time to produce (a week as opposed to three to six months for a hand-made one), while also being more reliable and having easy access to parts.