I have been following his journey. Myself Deepak Gupta from Delhi Age 54, riding since 1982, rode different bikes in these 35 years. Member of different groups but main member of the most elite superbike group GODS. Currently ride RE, Duke 390, Harley Davidson, Hayabusa.
Have been riding internationally also.
Would be certainly interested and honoured to meet Mr. Aditya and learn from his experience.
Would be riding in Russia in August
GODS- group of delhis superbikers
GODS was formed way back in the year 1998 by Dr.Arun Theraja when there were negligible superbikes & a nonexistent biking culture. This appealing name GODS, was thought on one of the routine Sunday rides with just 2 members & from then onwards the group has gone from strength to strength in terms of quality superbiking,mainly the safety aspect. The total strength of the group right now is 100 plus & counting & the main driving force are the likeminded members who are taking the group to the next level; whether it’s the members profiles or the charitable/non charitable work done by the group, quality & not quantity has been the bottom line & that’s the reason the group comprises of highly educated people like pilots, doctors,MBA’s, executives,bankers,property consultants, ex army men, businessmen to name a few ,with just a single common passion in life- superbikes & biking!
The sole purpose of the group is to promote biking in a very positive & a responsible way & to increase the awareness amongst the general public about biking as a way of life rather than a simple mode of transportation. GODS have always been the pioneers in every aspect of motorcycling but the main thrust has always been the safety angle & that’s why since its inception , the group never rides without a proper riding gear, comprising mainly of a good quality helmet, a padded riding jacket & pants, gloves & riding boots. The safety issue is very important because it takes a new meaning altogether in our country for obvious reasons.
Group riding has been the core & since 1998 there’s hardly been a Sunday when the group has not ridden together. Every Sunday a route is decided & the group just rides like a one big family enjoying the pleasures of superbiking amongst all the bonhomie & camaraderie. Once a year the group always goes out for an extreme biking trip & Leh/Ladakh has been an all time favorite destination, done 6 times in the last 10 years. Apart from this 2 small trips(3-5 days) are also undertaken every year. New members are taken in after a proper scrutiny & the group sticks to its selection criteria which are- minimum age 25 years with some riding experience, a 600cc bike or above & a mature & a stable mind to control such ferocious machines.
The group has the latest & the widest variety of superbikes which are kept like babies & further modified by the owners according to their tastes. The attention to detail has to be seen to be believed.
GODS have been doing a lot of events for so many years & they are all chronicled on their site- GODS.CO.IN. along with their achievements. the GODS facebook page was started around three years ago & it’s already a big hit with 91,000 followers which are growing every minute. Similarly the website has thousands of hits everyday from across the globe & the heartwarming comments posted by the visitors are an inspiration for the group.
After all these years GODS have almost become a household name & it gives the group a big sense of satisfaction when the young riders get inspired by the group & their way of functioning & that’s exactly what keeps the group going. Bikers will get respect only when they themselves give it first. GODS are one!