We at xBhp have always been ‘everything’ about motorcycles and travelling is an enticement which not many can escape. So we decided to merge the two and so, right from the inception of xBhp, we have been at it, munching miles and going for roadtrips to explore this beautiful world on two wheels. This endeavor has led us to travel across 55 countries on some of the most exotic motorcycles conceived on this planet.
The Great Indian Roadtrip (2006)
CBR 1000 RR Fireblade, Hyosung Comet 250, Karizma 225, Two Kinetic Blaze Scooters, one Kinetic Italjet Jupiter maxi scooter.
Going around the vast expanse of the Indian subcontinent with a full-fledged superbike being a part of this first-of-its-kind roadtrip.
The Great Australian Roadtrip (2008)
Two Hyosung GT 650
First brush with the Australian continent with 2 Hyosung GT 650s the odometers of which read 22,000 kms + at the end of the trip.
The Great New Zealand Roadtrip (2008)
xBhp brought New Zealand to India in a camera lens aboard a Kawasaki Concours and a bit of Kawasaki ZX-6R.
The Great Ireland Roadtrip (2008)
BMW R1200ST & Honda CB1000F.
The beautiful roads of Ireland were tamed on the saddle of a BMW R1200ST and a Honda CB1000F.
The Grand New Zealand Roadtrip (2008)
Suzuki B King
The beauty of this beautiful nation lured us again and this time the roads were scorched on a Suzuki B-King, a naked Hayabusa for all intents and purposes.
Passion Hunt (2009)
Two Yamaha R1, one Yamaha R15
Another roadtrip around India with the mission to find ‘The Most Passionate Biker of India’ aboard an R15, accompanied by two R1s which was incidentally the prize for the winner as well.
Spyder Down Under (2009)
Can Am Spyder
Can-Am Spyder feels more like an abomination than a vehicle but it proved us wrong by the performance and also by taking advantage of the amazing scenery of Australia.
The Great Italian Roadtrip (2010)
Ducati Monster 795, Ducati Streetfighter
Two Indians on two Italian Motorcycles in Italy Ducati Monster 795 and Ducati Streetfighter got to ride the familiar roads with unfamiliar riders.
West Coast Showdown (2011)
Ducati Diavel, Mercedes AMG CLS 63
The inception of the Driver vs Rider series and the first contenders Ducati Diavel and Mercedes AMG CLS 63 battled in out in the USA.
Los Angeles to New York, 8000 kms, not a shred of fatigue and all of that because of the BMW K1600GT and a riding frenzy.
Around Europe with KTM (2011)
KTM Super Duke, KTM Adventure 990, KTM RC8…
Painted Europe Orange aboard a plethora of KTMs including their crown jewels the KTM RC8 and the 990 Super Duke.
The Grand Indian Roadtrip (2012)
Yamaha FZ1, Suzuki Bandit 1250, KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR 250R, Ninja 250
Motorcycling is no less than a creed and thus a roadtrip around India on motorcycles, which included the Yamaha FZ1 and Suzuki Bandit 1250, to promote camaraderie between motorcyclists.
Mission Red Planet (2013)
Dubai was the starting point and World Ducati Week in Italy was the destination for this trip across 10 countries on the saddle of a Ducati Multistrada 1200 T.
MV Agusta Brutale, MV Agusta F3
Arguably the most beautiful motorcycles in their respective segments, MV Agusta Brutale 1098R and MV Agusta F3 675 filled the Malaysian atmosphere with their sweet rumble covering 3000 kms.
The Grand Australian Roadtrip (2013)
One more jaunt down under, one more epic roadtrip and an obsession for numbers led the odo of Ducati Multistrada 1200 T from 0 km to 23456 kms.
Spain Roadtrip (2013)
BMW 1200 GS
Being the birthplace of the likes of Lorenzo and Marquez, Spain sure is a holy place for a motorcyclist and needless to say immensely beautiful as it served up kms for the BMW 1200GS to gobble up.
Multistrading in Morocco (2013)
Our first country in the African continent and perhaps the best one for a motorcyclist to start, with its oriental tradition and beautiful landscape, Morocco and Multistrada gelled well.
Power Up in Philippines (2013)
Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R, Kawasaki Ninja 1000, two Ninja 250s
Going green is the call of the day and it was the same for us motorcycling enthusiasts in 2013 with an abundance of Kawasaki Ninjas in Philippines including the prized ZX-10R.
Rosso Overload (2014)
40-degrees to -10 degrees, Dubai to Austria with 6000 kms and 6 countries in between, on 4 Ducatis in red made for a Rosso overload, quite literally.
The Great India Collectors Ride (2014)
Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki VStrom 1000, Two Suzuki Inazuma
In association with OLX, we went around India looking for unique items to build the Freedom Motorcycle, an expression of the liberation the motorcycles provide to us.
Benelli TNT 899, TNT 600i, TNT 600 GT, TNT300
The motorcycling community of India is what defines xBhp and they are deserving of our ‘Thanks’ which means 9000 kms around India on 4 Benellis.
Run to the Midnight Sun (2015
Suzuki Vstrom, Aprilia Caponord
16,000 kms from Italy to Nordkapp, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, made for an enchanting ride with a Suzuki V-Strom and an Aprilia Caponord.
United Kingdom (2015)
2500 kms with Mini Cooper in its homeland.
i8 in Europe (2015)
BMW i8’s electric prowess was put to test in the most extreme weather conditions and equally beautiful landscape of the European continent.
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
9999.9 kms and 21 days in Canada, the third largest country in the world, and the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce had no problems in taming the tarmac from Montreal to Vancouver.
Suzuki Hayabusa, Indian Chief Vintage, Indian Scout, KTM RC200
Music and Motorcycles or Ocatve and Octanes are inseparable parts of the life of a motorcyclist were brought together by Riders Music Festival and amplified by xBhp
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
Bordering the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has beautiful weather and geography from snowy forests to warm coastal areas and thus the expanse of the country covered on the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce was a ‘breeze’
Kawasaki Ninja H2, Ducati Panigale 1299
Two of the most powerful motorcycles in the world in the form of a Kawasaki Ninja H2 and a Ducati Panigale in one of the most beautiful continents to ride in Australia made for a 20,000 kms trip covering the ‘all’ of the continent.
Suzuki Hayabusa (2), Indian Chief Vintage, Indian Scout
After bringing the motorcyclists together in a community, it was time to bring together the different riding clubs and groups of India which formed the basis of this 10,000 kms + ride around India.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018)
The trip around the Balkan region was a standout feature which did not include a motorcycle but a car, BMW X6 M, which came mighty close in putting the two-wheel craving to rest.
France Roadtrip (2018)
BMW i8, BMW S1000RR
Two BMWs, one driven on four-wheels and one driven on two. The BMW i8 and the BMW S1000RR made short work of the 5000 kms around the varying landscape of France.
Dubai roadtrip (2019)
Ferrari Portofino, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, Ducati Panigale V4s, Ducati xDiavel
A small run in Dubai on two of the biggest names in the automotive industry.