Harish Poduval is said to be one of India's finest custom motorcycle builders. He started from a tiny parking space in his apartment complex and now has a huge workshop! Over the years, his work has been featured at Royal Enfield's yearly festival and he has become a well-known face at these meets. Harish is also a passionate motorist who loves taking his bikes out on long rides where he has come across some really interesting food. We spoke to Harish to get in insight into the custom motorcycle scene in India and also spoke to him about the kind of food he comes across when he is on a bike ride. Here is what he has to say.
What got you into custom motorcycle building? How did you set up your shop?
"I have the habit of customising everything I have. As a school going kid, I had the handlebars and fenders of my bicycle customised. The bike would never look stock. Modifying my own bullet 500 got a lot of attention and requests for selling it or to get something similar done for people. I was bored of a monotonous life and that's what kickstarted Lazybone. I thought starting small would be the wise thing. So I used the smallest possible space where two bikes could fit in and my first custom bike from a Royal Enfield was born. And I knew that I'm never going to stop doing this! It's been 4 years now and despite all odds, I have finally moved into a large garage space!"