Four students of the CT Group of Institutions have designed an 800cc bike with their technical skills and creativity. The bike has been designed with technical expertise and unique features of power.
Encouraged by their first-ever attempt at making a bike, the four pass-outs of mechanical engineering, Manpuneet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Surinder Singh and Jaspreet Singh, took the initiative under the guidance of their project in charge and head of department Arvind Birdi. Extremely happy over the success of their endeavour, the students said they worked day and night to complete the project.
“It was a challenge for us to make a bike powered with an 800cc Maruti car engine. The bike runs 25 to 27 km per litre, which definitely speaks loud and clear about its endurance.” Manpuneet Singh said, “The chassis was unstable and the bike was not balanced properly as well. Above all, the bike was difficult to turn since the handle wasn’t properly designed. Even the transmission system needed overhauling. The stability, safety and performance of the bike were the main issues.”
The students specially went to Delhi to gather the necessary material for the bike. Made with a budget of Rs 60,000, the bike has caught the fancy of the youngsters. Earlier too a group of final-year students of B. Tech mechanical engineering (2004 batch) had modified and fabricated an 800cc bike with the help of the faculty and the management.
Chairman of the institution Charanjit Singh Channi said, “The bike was first made by a diploma student from CT Polytechnic. The bike was powered by a Maruti 800cc car engine and was mostly made from the recycled parts of other motorbikes. Initially, when the bike was made, a number of problems surfaced.” Later, the bike was handed over to these students. And the entire bike was redesigned. “As the material used in the previous bike was not durable, many changes had to be made,” said Surinder Singh. “With the structure of the bike getting more stable than earlier, the vibration level was reduced to a great extent. Even the exhaust used earlier was just a pipe but this time we used an exhaust muffler, which we brought from Delhi. This helped in reducing the noise level and was less polluting. The rear tyre was specifically selected for more stability and traction to the road,” maintained Jaspreet Singh, another student.