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    The Great India Collectors’ Ride was a concept of xBhp and OLX.in which saw a group of bikers ride 10000 km across India in the searing heat of this tropical country to collect the most inimitable items from a host of unique individuals. The riders searched for these items on the online marketplace of OLX.in and went to the houses of the sellers, from where deals were struck after spirited bargaining. In the process the team rode from Delhi all the way down to Chennai and back, passing through all the big metro cities, meeting xBhpians and bikers and building a strong bond with all of them. There were four superbikes and two luxury SUVs which traversed the gorgeous countryside searching for these sellers and their stories. The culmination of this ride saw all these items brought back to Delhi to be put together to build the Freedom Motorcycle. A motorcycle art installation which symbolises the love of motorcycles and the freedom that they give to bikers across the country. It being named as such since freedom is the binding factor for the two partners xBhp and OLX.in, where the former promotes the freedom of motorcycling, while the latter promotes the freedom to trade without any middlemen.

    The Freedom Motorcycle was unveiled with much fanfare in Delhi on a Sunday evening with people from all walks of life being present to witness the first of its kind art installation. Celebrities Rajeev Khandelwal and Rohit Roy did the honours of revealing the Freedom Motorcycle for the world to see and appreciate. The art installation was built by Team Klove, who burnt the midnight oil to ensure that the final piece was a fitting tribute to the bikers around the country.

    The unveiling of the bike was extremely well received by the spectators as they lined up to photograph it and also get clicked beside it. The design team explained the thought process that went into building it and the significance of the various parts used in its construction.

    After the iconic art piece was showcased the gathering of bikers were treated to a fantastic energy filled live performance of Indian Ocean. The fusion band like the freedom motorcycle makes music by putting together everything that this country has to offer and more. Indian Ocean also came up with a new tune, a song dedicated for OLX.in, titled “Jo Dikhta hai, woh bikta hai”!


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    An amazing feet achieved with almost the entire India covered. I remember my interaction with xBHP team in Kolkata(Dankuni Toll Plaza). A big Thank You to the team!
    I also religiously follow the episodes on History TV. Hope the next time it gets even bigger.
    BTW the Freedom Motorcycle is a beautiful piece of art.

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    great...good, nice pics...

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    Awesome, the bike is 80% of what i expected it to look like, after watching the episodes in History TV and the items collected by the riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankpilli View Post
    Awesome, the bike is 80% of what i expected it to look like, after watching the episodes in History TV and the items collected by the riders.
    The design looks wonderful. Congrats to everyone associated with it.
    Btw, there is one thing i want to ask, how come none of the xbhp-ians were invited to the event, when apparently it happened in Delhi, and Delhi xBhp-ians are always there when xBhp needs it members. Right? Or only those people were invited who owns superbikes? Altough it's bit rude comment, but that's what I felt and it's straight out of my heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherry_unicornlover View Post
    The design looks wonderful. Congrats to everyone associated with it.
    Btw, there is one thing i want to ask, how come none of the xbhp-ians were invited to the event, when apparently it happened in Delhi, and Delhi xBhp-ians are always there when xBhp needs it members. Right? Or only those people were invited who owns superbikes? Altough it's bit rude comment, but that's what I felt and it's straight out of my heart.
    Mandhir, good to have you speak from the heart bro! Do you think we would leave our family out? The Sunday event was a 'page 3' types for TV and was arranged and managed by OLX with a limited invitation set. It was simply not possible (and ethical) to call a few xBhpians and not to call others due to limited seats. Then it would have been a much more dire situation!

    Therefore, xBhp and OLX will be doing another meet this Sunday 21st September for the xBhpians and other interested motorcyclists in and around Delhi NCR. The only hassle so far is the venue which we are trying to figure out. The bike is BIG and BULKY and not easy to move around (FRAGILE too).

    So keep the faith and ride on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
    Mandhir, good to have you speak from the heart bro! Do you think we would leave our family out? The Sunday event was a 'page 3' types for TV and was arranged and managed by OLX with a limited invitation set. It was simply not possible (and ethical) to call a few xBhpians and not to call others due to limited seats. Then it would have been a much more dire situation!

    Therefore, xBhp and OLX will be doing another meet this Sunday 21st September for the xBhpians and other interested motorcyclists in and around Delhi NCR. The only hassle so far is the venue which we are trying to figure out. The bike is BIG and BULKY and not easy to move around (FRAGILE too).

    So keep the faith and ride on!
    I had to speak from the heart as xBhp family is an important part of life, and it is the one which gave me few of my best friends and has been a part of my growth over the years.
    Btw, Great to get the behind the scene info. Although just a suggestion, I know couple of people who felt same, and to avoid such situations in future, atleast one liners can be added to the thread so that people don't have to think themselves that they've been left out and they know the actual reason before they jump to conclusions themselves.
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    The Freedom Bike looks very promising to the name and fits to be called a work of art. Kudos to the xBhp core team for the effort and completion of task as always. (Y)
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    This is probably the first instance that so much effort and resources have been invested in producing an art installation that is purely about, around and for motorcycling. If nothing, this is a unique measure of the undeniably large quantum of passion and interest that motorcycling carries piggy-back with it now. And it also is a proud moment for xBhp to have been so deeply involved not only in this project but all through this evolution that motorcycling has witnessed. This sure is a call to raise a high five to the entire community.

    There also a thought that I'd like to share with everyone at this juncture. It may be so that the 'core' team stands as the visible face of xBhp at such events, the ones who apparently get loads of attention but that 'visibility' is purely incidental, a satiation of the general curiosity about 'who' were the people who do all that stuff. But amongst the fraternity, both on-line and off it, none of us entertains any pretensions of greatness or of being exclusive and apart from you all. There is a 'core' team FOR xBhp and not OF xBhp. There's a difference there and that it is not a star cast but comprises of those from amongst you who represent the rest to the best that they can. We may be working at harnessing commerce for xBhp but rest assured, none of us has become a product of it. The ones who contribute to the community through knowledge sharing, as mods, as volunteers - they are as much the 'core' and not just the 7 odd functionaries who populate the office in Delhi.

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    An amazing feet achieved with almost the entire India covered. I remember my interaction with xBHP team in Kolkata(Dankuni Toll Plaza). A big Thank You to the team!
    I also religiously follow the episodes on History TV. Hope the next time it gets even bigger.
    BTW the Freedom Motorcycle is a beautiful piece of art.
    Thanks. And yes, the TV episodes have turned out even better than we expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by frankpilli View Post
    Awesome, the bike is 80% of what i expected it to look like, after watching the episodes in History TV and the items collected by the riders.
    Thanks Frank. Yes, the design team has made full use of the stuff collected.

    Quote Originally Posted by sherry_unicornlover View Post
    I had to speak from the heart as xBhp family is an important part of life, and it is the one which gave me few of my best friends and has been a part of my growth over the years.
    Btw, Great to get the behind the scene info. Although just a suggestion, I know couple of people who felt same, and to avoid such situations in future, at least one liners can be added to the thread so that people don't have to think themselves that they've been left out and they know the actual reason before they jump to conclusions themselves.
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    The Freedom Bike looks very promising to the name and fits to be called a work of art. Kudos to the xBhp core team for the effort and completion of task as always. (Y)
    Will be looking forward to your reactions when you get to see it physically. The photos do not really do justice to what it really is like.
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    Bike is looking beautiful, great effort done by Xbhp team.

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