Weekender Bahrain, Monday, March 25 2019

A Biker’s Personal Pride

admin 30-Mar-2017

A Biker’s Personal Pride

If you are biker and you are unquestionably a die-hard fan of Harley Davidson, then the chances of owing more than one HD is enviable. Such was the case of Ahmed Ahmedi , a 34 year old bike enthusiast who is also the proud owner of a Harley Davidson Sofitel 2007 model.
        He dedicates most of his time(when not working) altering and making additions to his bike and for someone who knows a thing or two about making alternations,  his bike has been changed a lot ever since it was bought from the showroom.
        “I custom designed most of the bike parts, and I enjoy doing so. The wheels are now 21”, which was originally 16” in stock. The fenders and the gas tank are stretched. The headlights are custom made, with both the rear and front in dual fashion. All the control switches now bear the brand PM. The handle bars are beach bars and they look fantabulous.” Ahmed’s other personal touches include details that the full kit has sealed the engine which radically changed the overall appearance of the bike and the exhaust has been replaced by a 36” fish tail. “The bike is spectacular and I consider as a fusion of art and mechanics”, says Ahmed.
When he was just nine years old, he developed his penchant to bikes and started following it quite closely; while many of his friends were into watching car cartoons, he knew his true calling was to whirl in a bike someday.  As he grew, he wasn’t just interested in riding the bike, but also was curious to know how to dismantle them, so to know how they functioned. His skills as a self-taught mechanic were gradually building up at the very age of eleven, and had successfully made a make-shift bike from the left over pieces.
        He now owns three HDs and before he used to own a 1996 HD Heritage and best love is his Shovel Head.  Apart from an ardent HD fan, he sometimes takes a break from his favorite brand and rides on his - Honda Goldwing GL 1800. This young chap has impeccable taste in motorbikes, and says that his all-time classic bike is the Harley Davidson Pan Head.  Ahmed believes that the basics for every biker are discipline and respect to other riders, and that holds more importance than getting a membership in any of the groups. “Once you’ve settled into the rhythm, respecting other riders and creating a friendly ambience, memberships to different groups will come themselves,” Ahmed concluded.