Exclusive: Passionate Bike lover creates Indian Chief Replica, Harley chair and more [Photo Gallery]July 25, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
On a very general note, India is cricket plus Bollywood, not an opinion but this is what most of the minds think of. But a little introspection can lead us to the diversity of passion that this country beholds. One of these passionate men is our own Kanwardeep Singh Jaura from Saharanpur. Born on 1st July 1968, he is one of the few that have lived their passion and we are talking about him, since his passion is bikes.
Incorporated in the family business of making reduction gear boxes at a young age, he started loving bikes and still has a flair for them.
“From the age of 18 I started collecting bikes,” Jaura told VehiclePassion.
Today he boasts of a collection of bikes that is unique and rare. Vintage bikes and cars including BSA, Triumph, Norton, Harley, Vespa, Lambretta, Austin, Beetle and John grace his garage and this collection would make anyone jealous.
He drives his Sportster 883 everyday to his workshop and just so you know Kanwardeep isn’t just a vintage bike collector, he has an artist residing inside. He loves to draw portraits in charcoal powder and has made wooden logos for various clubs including Born 2 Ride club, Sikh motorcycle club Punjab and Canada. He himself is a member of various clubs including Born to Ride group, New Delhi, Sikh motorcycle club Punjab, HOG GROUP and is the president of Saharanpur Bikers Club.
“I passed my studies from St. Marys Academy. We are having our family business of making reduction gear boxes and industrial gears by the name of Golden Engineering Works (Regd.), Saharanpur. I am a bike lover and started collecting bikes at the age of 18. I have a collection of vintage bikes and cars including BSA, Triumph, Norton, Harley, Vespa, Lambretta, Austin, Beetle, John Deere, etc. I drive my Sportster 883 Harley daily to my workshop. I am member of Born to Ride group, New Delhi, Sikh Motorcycle Club Punjab, HOG GROUP and also the president of Saharanpur Bikers Club. I am a born artist and love to draw portraits in charcoal powder. I also make wooden logos of various clubs which includes Born to ride Club, Sikh Motorcycle Club Punjab, Canada,” he adds.
The best part about Kanwardeep is the fact that he has successfully maintained his family and his passion. The fact that his wife Bobby, daughter Tanya and son Anhad all love bike tell us that he has transferred the legacy to his next generation and made sure the legacy continues.
“My family includes my beautiful wife Bobby, my daughter Tanya and son Anhad. They all love to ride bikes,“ Jaura adds with a smile on his face.
Kanwardeep is a very big fan of the Indian Chief, but this is one rare motorcycle and even if available comes at a very high cost and thus he decided to build a replica for itself. The engine was derived from an Atlas moped and other parts were taken from a cycle while rests of the parts are fabricated. An old seat is there, but the lamp is original, a carbide lamp and the horns have been sourced from an antique shop.
“My Indian Chief replica took two months to complete. I am a big fan of Indian Chief and Harley Davidson. The orignal 1911 Indian Chief is very rare to find and also very very costly so I decided to make a replica at my home only. The engine is of Atlas moped n the other parts are of cycle. Rest of the parts are fabricated. The seat is very old one, the lamp is original carbide lamp, the horn was sourced from some antique shop,” said Jaura.
It is a fun experience to watch the Replica of Indian chief from 1911, which has tremendous similarity to the original. We just hope Kanwardeep inspires a lot of others and keeps going. We are looking forward to some more of his creations.
“I have made a rocking chair for bikers, a wooden chair for Harley lovers,” added a super talented Jaura.
Photo Credit: Copyright © Kanwardeep Singh Jaura