About Rakesh Sridhar: "Actually I am more than just a biker! A biker, an engineer, a racer and an auto journalist all at the same time! When it comes to biking, I am more of an Adventure biker. Likes to conquer the unconquered roads and to leave an indelible impression wherever I go! I love riding my Yezdi Roadking through the crowded streets of Chennai. I like pushing the bikes to their limits."

His Intro Video:

Do I think I have contributed to the motorcycling community, however a
small way it may be?

Yes. As a mechanical engineer, I developed a highly efficient engine for one of the top motorcycle companies in India. If that engine could see the light of the day, the whole motorcycle community can save a precious amount of fuel for the next century bikers!

How can I contribute more in the future to the motorcycling community?
I would like to develop new technologies to keep the motorcycling community alive. Also, I would like to have a centralized set-up catering to all the motorcycling needs. The last but not the least, I envisage an all India biking campaign to spread the awareness about the road safety regulations.

My Touring Experience
Total Kms. Clocked


Best Ride
I rode to the Black Forest on a BMW R1200GS Adventure. It was my dream for 7 years to ride in the Autobahn and I did it in style with the most popular motorcycle from Germany! The Black Forest road is arguably the most scenic route in Germany and a BMW made it better. I soon reached my personal best top speed of a 200kmph in the Autobahn A5.

One dream ride that I want to do
I want to ride a Suzuki Hayabusa at 300kmph in the Autobahn

Places I have ridden
The Black Forest (Germany), Pondicherry, Yelagiri, Thiruvannamalai and a few more

Best touring Bike according to me
Honda Goldwing

Tips to budding tourers
Always wear the necessary safety equipments. Pick the most suitable bike for you. Start early and save time. There is no point in rushing when you are touring. Have a good night's sleep and a good meal before starting.

My Racing Experience
About my racing career

I am a novice racer. I got my driving license just an year back. So, I had time to race just once in the Honda One make race championships. I'm planning to race more in the coming years.

Best Racing(track/off Road) Bike
Suzuki GSXR1000
Tips To Budding Racers
Start with a small bike. Do a track day. Figure out the mistakes. Enquire and learn a lot from the experienced riders. Learning should be the most important part. Gradually upgrade your bike and get better!

My Other Experience
Race/ Engineer Support

Worked as a Project trainee at TVS Motor Co. Ltd., Hosur. Senior member of my college's team for an inter-collegiate Formula racing competition.