36Moto strips a Karizma to showcase its gorgeous curves. Well, we ain’t complaining.
When you’re passionate about something, life finds a way to slot you back with it no matter what. Colonel Sanders started serving chicken dishes at his Shell Oil service station at the age of 40; Kentucky Fried Chicken came into existence when Col. Sanders was 62 and the rest as they is history. Hyderabad-based Mohit Chawda started Deccan Customs few years back after doing a bunch of old jobs. However, he shut it and moved to corporate sales but the itch to build bikes was never gone. Few months back, in an exclusive we were the first to announce that Mohit Chawda’s shop is now rebranded as 36Moto. Well, 36Moto is now back with his latest creation just ahead of this year’s India Bike Week.
“After having been relocated to my hometown I had been stopped building bikes, but seems like that was not what he had planned for me , This machine came to me after my brother met with an accident , and that moment was like Lo sahibo, fir meri baari aai!” and that’s how this machine kept that spark alive in me,” reminisces Mr. Chawda.
Bike name: Deadlift
Style: Blend of Cafe Racer and Street fighter
Theme: Minimalist, clean and simple
Frame: It’s a stock Hero Honda Karizma frame with a redesigned subframe
Handlebar: Café style handlebar with hand-stitched leather grips
Engine: 225cc Hero Honda Karizma R, which in itself is a decent mill. However, the reduced weight gives it better acceleration off the line compared to a stock one
Tank: Stock tank but having done away with the additional faring allowed the designer to showcase the gorgeous shape of the tank in its entirety
Headlight: Aftermarket with integrated indicators
Ignition: Self and kick
Seat: Hand-crafter leather to go with similar handle grips
Battery box: Custom made from scratch
Suspension: Front-end is lowered with a shorter version of telescopic forks while at the rear it’s a mono shock
Brake: Disc brakes at the front while it’s a drum at the back.
Wheels: Mud guards have been done away with to showcase the beautiful MRF Nylogrip Rubber on top of the powder-coated golden alloy wheels
Swingarm: Karizma’s stock swingarm keeps the chain drive in place
Air filter: UNI’s red air filter goes well with the red mono shock
Exhaust pipe: In another one of Mohit’s masterstroke of creating ‘best out of waste’, the exhaust is a custom made brass slip on salvaged from a borewell hand pump cylinder
Eagle-eyed readers would remember Mohit’s creating a tail light out of a gas burner for his first bike Shaheen.
Indicators: Integrated in the headlight itself to cut down on the dangling parts.
Tail lights: Syncs with the exhaust and parallel to the same
Paintjob: Two tone paint job with wooden and leather elements that pop out in the backdrop of wrapped exhaust pipe
Time to build: 3 months
Now with 36Moto in full swing, we can’t wait to check out what Mr. Chawda has to offer us next. His latest design will be on display at the upcoming India Bike Week 2017, don’t forget to check it.