Veteran biker Sonia Jain has entered the Limca Book of Records for riding 100 different models of motorcycles in India- that's the highest by an Indian bikerni as of August 16, 2016. She has ridden motorcycles ranging from the puny 60 cc Bajaj Sunny to the gargantuan 1811cc Indian Roadmaster for a minimum of 5 to 500 km. The list includes vintage bikes like the Ariel, BMW R69, Rajdoot GTS 175/ Bobby and Triumph 1942 3HW as well.
For the uninitiated, Sonia Jain is a competitive motorcyclist and a rally racer hailing from Delhi. Her passion for riding started from when she took part and won 'The India Bike Rally' in 2009, organized by Yamaha and BIGADDA. After that, she involved in numerous rides across the country. She rode from Delhi to Pune on an Indian Chief Vintage and has also covered 1900 km across six cities in Rajasthan on a Triumph Tiger.
Commenting on the achievement, Sonia said, “This is indeed a very big deal for me and I am thankful for all the opportunities that I have received. When you are passionate and believe in something/ anything so strongly it works as your strength and pulls you up to make you a stronger and better person. That’s exactly how I feel about my sport. My passion keeps me happy, healthy and focused. I have been in this profession for eight years and I look forward to learning something new every day. I still have a long way to go and many new roads to tread.”
Jain also took part in MTV ‘Chase the Monsoon’ Season 4 which involved her riding 3000 km from Shimla to Ooty as part of the show.