started riding motorbikes when most of his classmates were not even able to ride bicycles. Soon he teamed up with his childhood friend and neighbor Saif Khan
who has the similar craze for motorbikes like Ahad, their passion for bikes twisted into doing bike stunts.
Together they made a group of crazy stunt maniacs and today they are the only group of motor bike stuntmen in Udaipur with more than 10 members. It isn’t that tough to imagine a typical bike rider. A jazzy looking, leather jacketed guy wearing pointed boots, cool sunglasses and riding proudly his shinning motorbike carrying the feeling of freedom of his thoughts and expressions. That’s a very common look of motor bikers known worldwide though socially an advancement of motor biking has not been changed too much. Still, most of the world’s societies called it taboo, weird and too informal to join with their own typically formal beliefs.
So how such formal society will accept bikers who also do stunts that can give people a real heart throbbing Goosebumps? No matter what anyone thinks about them, they are fearless, young, enthusiastic and certainly careless about people’s reaction. Their geared lifestyle is well clutched with their bikes and stunts. History
It all started back in 2008 when Saif got inspired with some Mumbai’s bike rider clubs he came to know and asked Ahad to make such similar group in Udaipur exclusively for those who are passionate for bikes and love doing stunts on it. They named it Traffic Rasherz
. Their uncommon passion for stunts got an exposure when they came across many bike stunting online communities on social networking site. They learned most of the stunts from there and practicing regularly made them expert of popular moves like Wheelie, Stoppie and Burn-out. In next 2 years Shihab Hussain
and Ihfam Khan
joined the duo. Later this small group of four expanded with more members named Ashu Khurana
and Mayank Keswani
. Their popularity spread outside Udaipur and stuntmen from nearby cities like Chittor and Sirohi has also joined the traffic rasherz. Ranvijay Singh
, Irfan Madani
are from Chittor and Syed Aamir Nihal
is from Sirohi. Traffic Rasherz as a community of stuntmen is now shaped into a well organized group with their own firm rules and regulations they have to follow. Their first rule is interestingly very contrary to their group’s name. No member is allowed riding rashly on roads, especially in public areas. And other rules for their safety are, no members are allowed to do stunts without wearing safety gears and proper training. Stunts
You name it and they will do it. Stoppie, Wheelie, Burn-out, Christ, Chain-saw, Human compass, scratching and more than 50 stunts are all just like a piece of cake for them. Ahad who lead the group can do any new bike stunts soon after seeing it for first time; however other members have their own favorite stunts. Like, Saif is well known in group for stoppie and wheelie, so Shihab and Ihfam can make you say wow! by their burnouts, Ashu loves to do the killing chain-saw and Christ. They do stunt weekly at any faraway and crowd-less place from city.
They all have country made motorcycles but they are crazy for Yamaha R1 and R6.
They don’t believe in good and bad bikes because almost every bike can be used to perform stunt. It’s all upon skills of the person handling it. All these young chaps are die hard fans of God of Bike Stunts Chris Pfieffer Member’s Achievements
Saif Khan had participated in National Motocross Tournaments
held in Jaipur on 3 rd
April 2010 and secured 8 th
position. Saif was the youngest of all in the race. Irfan Madani was selected into top 20 in MTV Stunt Mania
– A reality show Traffic Rasher’s Mission “It is unfortunate for free style bike riders and stuntmen like us that Bike Stunts is still illegal, disliked and one of the most ignored sport activities in India which is definitely not less than a rare combination of art and sport. We are intended to organize a road safety rally with local police authorities to make people aware of road safety. We are also planning to do stunt shows in colleges to promote bike riding and racing sports”.
Said Ahad Khan in an exclusive interview with UT team, he later added that “ those who have problem with bike stunts they should first stop telecasting and watching TV commercials and movies showcasing those dangerous moves which can very possibly inspire any youth to attempt it. Why people act partially saying yes to such tv shows and no to people like us?”.
Ahad’s point of argument cannot be disregarded; well we give our hats off to these Daredevils of Udaipur and wish them best for their future. Just be safe, ride safe and take care!
All stunts in photographs above are done by professional stuntmen who practiced a lot to make them perfect, still sometimes they met with severe accidents. On behalf of Traffic Rasherz group this is a request to our readers that don’t attempt these stunts in any case, anywhere. Join
the Traffic Rasherz online community on Facebook
Special thanks to UT
Voluteer Divye Walwani