We all are well aware of the growing biking culture in India. There are many affordable performance motorcycles available to bike enthusiasts. Companies like TVS, Honda & Yamaha are already into organising racing schools, track days, etc. and now it is Bajaj to get a taste of this culture. The Pulsar series of motorcycles are already selling in good numbers and have a huge fan following. With the RS 200, the NS 200 and the AS 200 as its top end products, Bajaj is all set to organise/host India’s first Festival of Speed. What is it all about? Read on to find out!
Just like KTM has its Orange Track Days specifically for the Duke owners, similarly Bajaj’s Festival of Speed is only for Pulsar owners, that too 200cc and above. So anyone who has an RS 200 or an NS 200 or the AS 200 or the Pulsar 220, can participate in this event. Since the RS 200 is the closest Bajaj have ever been to making a pure track machine, it has been given a special treatment. There will be a special category for RS 200 owners for the event, whereas the other Pulsar owners will compete in a different category.
The Festival of Speed will be held in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai. The terms and conditions of participation include that you need to have a Pulsar of 200cc or above and the registration is based on first-come-first criteria. Based on the riding skills of the participants, six best riders will be picked up from each city. These six will get a chance to get a proper training by professionals at the Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai. After short listing six best riders from each city and after getting proper training, every one of them will compete against each other in a Final Race scheduled to take place on April 16, 2016. Bajaj will bear the entire cost of travel, stay and training of all the selected riders for the final race. The winner of the race will get the Pulsar Cup and a prize money of INR 1 lac.
It is good to know that bike manufacturers are supporting the sport and coming forward with these exciting events. It will not only help the company in its brand building but also motivate bike enthusiasts to attend these events and improve their riding skills. This way they will become responsible riders on streets as well. With Bajaj also entering the game, we hope the day wouldn’t be far when all of these bike makers will conduct a big track day together.