31 May 2021 19:29 IST

JKLU engineering students modernise a scrap bike

The challenge was to make a 2,000 model bike look competitive to today’s generation bikes, say students

JK Lakshmipat University’s final year students of mechanical engineering restored a scrap bike to today’s generation bikes in 18 days. Ronak Singh, Abhimanyu Shankar, Anirudh Pareek, Piyush Singh Pawar, and Prashant Chaudhary had bought the rickety bike from a warehouse for ₹3,000. The bike was completely rusted and damaged with a completely busted engine.

They tweaked out some changes in the engine — converting the engine from four-clutch plate to five-clutch plate system, to improve the bike’s pick-up and its torque. Being a 2,000 version, the carburetor management system was old and the students designed a new gas gauge and did some modifications in the design so that they can provide a new look to the motorbike.

Abhimanyu Shankar said they tried to give it a look of a café racer bike, which also was a tough goal to accomplish. “It was a challenge to make a 2,000 model bike looking competitive to today’s generation bikes. It almost took 18 days to complete the bike. We are also thinking of small aesthetic changes in the bike in the future. We are proud to be a part of this innovation,” he added. Congratulating the students, Dr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IET, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, said more students must come forward with such innovative ideas.

“The main objective of engineering education at JKLU is to prepare students to undertake research and innovation projects to conceive, design, implement and improve products, processes, and systems,” said Dr Sanjay Goel, Director, Institute of Engineering and Technology, JKLU.