M S DHONI TURNS MECHANIC – REPAIRS HIS FIRST BIKE
Passion for biking transcends all boundaries and who else knows it better than Indian cricket team captain M. S. Dhoni! As we all know, Dhoni is passionate biker and owns several most beautiful beasts in the world. He often goes for a spin whenever possible and takes care of his bikes.
Dhoni started restoration of his first bike – Rajdoot and posted some beautiful pics on twitter:
Indian Cricket Team Captain MS Dhoni known for his penchant for bikes owns the X132 Hellcat, the first and only owner from South East Asia . The other proud owners of this bike are celebrities like David Beckham, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise.
The X132 Hellcat is named after the legendary F6F Hellcat fighter plane from the Second World War. The American speed devil – X132 Hellcat – boasts of some impressive specifications. The X132 Hellcat is powered by a 2,163 cc engine and its body is made up of aeroplane building materials like aluminium and carbon fibre which is very hard and light weight. This makes the weight of the bike less than the visual effect. It weights only 227kg.
The bike is manufactured in Birmingham, Alabama, USA and is priced at $50,000. It will cost a lot higher in India given the high import duties on high-end bikes.
DHONI – THE BIKER
The Indian Cricket Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known to be an avid biker who likes collecting different style of bikes and over a period of time has added many bikes to his large kitty of beasts. Not only does he likes to buy them but also loves to ride them in his home town Ranchi whenever he gets a break from cricket.
Dhoni now has more than 50 bikes parked in his garage starting from Yamaha RD 350 to Kawasaki ZX 14 R Ninja. He also happens to be the only owner in South East Asia of Confederate Hellcat X 132, which he also took for a spin at the Buddh International Circuit in 2012.
Very few would know that besides having a huge collection of sports and high-end cruiser bikes, Dhoni has a liking for old bikes especially Yamaha RD 350 – which was also his first bike and is still with him. He now has more than 20 Yamaha RD 350s parked in his garage.
Going with his passion for bikes, Dhoni went onto own a bike racing team in the FIM Supersport World Championship and named it as Team Mahi Racing India.
Few of the bikes which MS Dhoni owns –
- Yamaha YZF R1
- Confederate Hellcat X 132
- Yamaha RXZ
- Kawasaki ZX 14R Ninja
- Harley Davidson Fat boy
- Yamaha Thunder cat
- Enfield Machismo
- Ducati 1098
- Yamaha RD 350
- Customized TVS Dirt bike
- Suzuki GSX 1000R