Rudra and Pravega have landed and costs upwards of $30,000

Offering the folks of the sub-continent a taste of America’s dreamy history, Avanturaa Choppers has set up the stage to bring in the country’s first production chopper company that will cater to the premium segment of motorcycles.

Becoming the first Street-Legal choppers to be made and sold in India, the 25 employees strong company has opened its first showroom in Bangalore and plans to open more shops, including in Hyderabad and in Delhi. Their first models are the Rudra and the Pavega and are based on the same powertrain.

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Originated right here in California during the ‘50s, Choppers (a special class of motorcycles) rapidly became a sensation among enthusiasts across the world with innovations, competitions and a thriving Global community.

‘Avantura’ in the Serbo-Croatian language means ‘love affair.’ Based out of Mumbai, India, Avantura lunched two new motorcycles, based on a 2000cc V-twin powerplant sourced from S&S along with a 6-speed transmission by Riviera. They carry the same engine but will be differently tuned.

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The Aventuraa Pravega, although looks like another chopped and elongated custom machine, is actually all factory built. Aimed primarily for those who seek the exclusive, it features a raky and elongated fork tubes, the V-twin, ape handlebars, massive 21”/17”wheels, headlight housing and a mighty exhaust unit, all finished in rich chrome shine.

It tips the scale at 853 lbs and to carry all that muscle, the rear gets a whopping Avon 250-section tire. At the moment, the Pravega does not come with ABS, even as an optional package but will definitely feature for the 2019 edition. But fret not, it compensates it with the six-piston caliper at either ends supplied by Beringer of France.

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The Aventuraa Rudra, on the other hand, is the current flagship model for the Indian brand and is rightfully the more flamboyant model of the two. Longer and lower than the Pravega, Rudra moves a little out of the traditional chopper from with a more sophisticated design elements like the swooping underbelly panel framing the engine and the paintjob.

The head steer angle of 38 degrees make it the longest available motorcycle in the Indian subcontinent. The bikes, however, will run on a similar frame, chassis equipment like the brakes and Kellerman and Progressive suspension. The 4.5-gallon swooping tank is also shared with the two.

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At ₹21.4 lakh ($30,000) for the Pravega and ₹23.9 lakh ($34,000) for the Rudra, they fall at a higher price bracket than most of the exotics currently being sold in India. Currently, the Vasai factory in Mumbai has the capacity to build around ten units a month with an expansion capacity of 400 units planned for the future.

Both of them including all future Aventuraa models are designed by Kevin Alsop, the guy who set up Big Bear Choppers here in America (1988-2012) and will have a unique setup that will please the Indian eyes. The bikes are touted to have higher ground clearances and suspension could be set-up for more pliancy than other custom machines, to make it better suited for our roads. Turn signals are from Kellermann and seats by Mustang.

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Avantura Choppers will also have a simulator where the customer can design their own chopper. A whole range of customizable accessories will be provided with the bike to suit different tastes. One can place an order for either of these machines on their website and will take up to three months to be completed. Avanturaa is hoping to sell three to four bikes a month out of its Bangalore dealer with a target of up to 40 bikes for the entire year post its expansion in the country.

Avantura Motorcycles will be targeting 7-8% market share of the 1600cc+ in India that will come up to 15,000 units by 2022. Brands such as Triumph, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, and BMW are faring well in the sub-continent, and the affordability of the growing middle class is on the rise. Although Choppers are losing steam, Avantura will have to make the motorcycles with precision and superior fit and finish like other motorcycles in the same price bracket, if they want to eat the slice of the cake.

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