• Sonia Jain Is The First Indian Woman To Ride 100 Different Motorbikes

    Why should men have all the fun? Meet Sonia Jain, who recently created history – her name appeared in the Limca Book of Records along with India Book Of Records (IBR) for 2017 — for riding 100 different models of motorcycles. With this achievement, Sonia became the first woman from India to have had ridden the highest number of motorcycles ever, as of August 16, 2016. The Delhiite is a marketing manager by profession and journalist by education.

    As the community of women bikers is steadily increasing in India, Sonia chose this adventure sport to prove the point that women, too, can own a Triumph Storm. She took the liberty to ride in each bike for a minimum of 5 km to 500 km. The roady-at-heart has motorbikes with horsepower ranging from 60 cc-63 kg Sunny to 1811 cc-360 kg Indian Roadmaster.

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    Sonia began pursuing her passion of being a fierce motorcyclist and rally racer right after her education. Sonia won ‘The India Bike Rally’ (2009), organized by Yamaha and BIGADDA, just to be able to win a bike. Since then, there was no stopping her.

    It’s been years since this biker babe has dedicated herself to dusty roads and participated in many rallies and professional motorcycle rides covering various nooks and corners of the country.

    Her most memorable trips include riding the 1811 cc Indian Vintage from Delhi to Pune, covering 1900 km across 6 cities in Rajasthan riding the 800 cc Triumph Tiger and so on.

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    When asked about how this passion keeps her busy, Sonia told India Today, “This is indeed a very big deal for me and I am thankful for all the opportunities I have received. When you are passionate and believe in something so strongly, it works as your strength and pulls you up to make you a stronger and better person. That’s exactly how I feel about my sport. My passion keeps me happy, healthy and focused. I have been in this profession for 8 years and I look forward to learning something new every day. I still have a long way to go and many new roads to tread.”

    Jain even participated in MTV ‘Chase the Monsoon’ Season 4 which took her 3000 km from Shimla to Ooty as part of the show on her two-wheeler. Some of the other machines she has ridden include the 1811 cc Indian Roadmaster, HD Roadking, Ducati Monster, Hayabusa and Yamaha MT01, to name a few. Among vintage motorcycles, Sonia has ridden Ariel, BMW R69, Rajdoot GTS 175/ Bobby and Triumph 1942 3HW.

    We heartily congratulate Sonia for her biking voyage that would inspire many aspirant girls and a big thumbs up to the trailblazer. Keep the swag on!

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    Feature Image Credit: India Today

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