The Bike Festival of India (BFI), an initiative by Rhiti Sports and Event Capital, began on the 4th of October at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). The first day of this two day event saw thousands of bike enthusiasts from across India perform stunts.
Bikers participated for the qualifiers of the first ever XDL India Championship, the biggest sports league for sportbike freestyle in the world. The winners will participate in the XDL World Championship, which will be held in 2015.
Other events of the day included qualifiers of Drag Championship and Top Gun. XDL received several entries and 75 bikers participated in XDL qualifiers. Chris Tice and Aaron Twite, well known bikers from stunting world and record holders arrived from the US to be a part of the XDL launch in India.
Drag racing had 28 participants whereas Top gun had 22 riders fight it out against each other, which was organized by Rongom Tagore, founder of Elite Octane. The first day of the festival also had live musical performances from Barefaced Liar and the duo of Hari & Sukhmani.
The BIC track which hosted the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix in the past was a perfect place for the bikers, who showcased some incredible stunts.
A few bikes from Dhoni's personal collection were at display including the Hellcat X132 Confederate.
The final day of the festival will saw the excitement reach its peak with riders competing for the trophies and music performed by Parikrama, Midival Punditz and Tides of Nebula.
Arun Pandey, the CMD of Rhiti Sports said the Bike festival of India is a good initiative to bring together people with passion for biking. The First edition of BFI was very well welcomed by the public and the biking community.
Deepak Choudhary, the Director and CEO of Event Capital commented that it was great to see an overwhelming response from people for the 1st edition of Bike Festival of India. He said biking in India is developing as a culture, and their objective is to promote the culture and talent in the country.