What do you do when you want to buy a bike? You save money and buy one from the showroom, right? That’s too boring for these two engineering students from a small town in Jalandhar.
The bike is called Dracula S-800. The S-800 is clearly for the Maruti 800 engine that has been borrowed for making the bike. Read on for the details.
The Dracula S-800 – Maruti 800 engine!
Davinder Singh (20) and Harsimran Singh (18) of Gehlran village in Bhogpur are two good friends. Davinder, pursuing Mechanical engineering and Harsimran, pursuing Aeronautical engineering always had a dream of owning a Harley, but couldn’t due to some reasons. SO they rented a small workshop in their village for 35,000 per month and started building their bike.
The planning had been done by end of June and they started building the bike in July, it took them 30 days to build it.
The parts have been secured from four different vehicles. The engine from Maruti 800, the radiator and cooling fan from TATA Ace. The chassis, handle bars, front forks, brakes, clippers and seats from a Bajaj Avenger 220. Headlight and mudguard from Yamaha FZ. Chain and speedometer of a Bullet Classic and rear mudguard and indicators from KTM. They say, it took them additional 2 lakhs for the modifications.
As per the youths, the bike gives a mileage of 20 Kmpl and can do 220 Kmph given there is enough space for it to attain it.
But, the bike isn’t street legal. As per SCs order, any structural changes to any bike is not legal. The youths say, they did it for passion and ride inside their village only. The illegality of such motorcycles may demotivate other young enthusiasts from exploring their creative side and making a vehicle in their own backyard!
There are countries where custom motorcycles is a much sought after business and people admire and customize their bike according to their own personal needs.