Panaji: Country's largest biking festival 'India Bike Week' (IBW) kicked off on a high note at Arpora village in north Goa with thousands of biking enthusiast from India and abroad participating in it.
Many thousands of hardcore and casual bikers have crossed national and international borders to gather at Arpora, Goa to celebrate the event that has established itself as a cornerstone of India's biking culture," said Martin da Costa of event management firm 70 EMG, which is organising the event along with Fox Life.
He said around 12,000 bikers are participating in the two-day event which culminates today.
A total of 700 riders registered on the 'Ride to IBW', supported by IBW, with medical support and marshaling from Nagpur, Mumbai and Bangalore, he said.
Besides, the opening also saw Harley Davidson parade of over 2,500 Harley Owners Group (HOG) riders driving down IBW's Main Street, followed by the DSK Benelli riders.
Next was the parade of Triumph Motorcycles, consisting hundreds of bikers who make up the Riders Association of Triumph, he said.
During the event, the biking community witnessed several new bike unveiling from manufacturers - DSK Benelli which unveiled the TRK 502 and Benlli Tornado 302, Triumph the new Street Twin T120 and Thruxton R, Harley-Davidson's new 1200 Custom, and Ducati- Panigale 959.
Costa said the event has innovation Bike display, with models like the Monowheel, a single-wheel vehicle derived from the concept of planetary gear box, and the Skatocross showcased.