Motomiu

Already well known for his custom paint jobs, avid motorcycle traveler Saurabh Shirke yearned to build complete bikes but lacked the infrastructure to do so. So when he was approached by Arjun Bafna who was willing to invest in a full-fledged custom motorcycle operation, it was an offer he couldn't refuse. With just about a year in the business, Motomiu have already bagged wins for one of their creations, the first place for the best dealer custom at the 2014 Indian HOG Rally and India Bike week.

Their philosophy is that the motorcycle has to be reliable and has to be fun to ride, as Saurabh says, "I want my motorcycle users to have fun as much fun I have, without worrying about anything falling off at whatever speeds. I believe there has to be a proper blend between aesthetics and technology, everything has to flow in lines and nothing should pop out abruptly. I take motorcycles as masterpieces, works of art and as an engineering marvels. So I don't just chop off things until I know I'm gonna do something better than the stock. All respects to the original builders and designers" and in keeping with that philosophy they shun the old school hammer and chisel method for modern state of the art tools and everything is measured precisely for optimum weight distribution. They also try and replace a lot of the iron with aluminium as that reduces weight leading to higher performance, better handling and better mileage.

The Harley-Davidson® Softail series is their preferred choice of canvas.


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