Jaipur : Vehicular emissions contribute significantly to the deteriorating air quality worldwide and back home it’s the second-largest source of pollution in cities. In order to curb the menace, JK Lakshmipat University’s final year students of Mechanical Engineering restored a scrap bike to today’s generation bikes in just 18 days time.
Ronak Singh, Abhimanyu Shankar, Anirudh Pareek, Piyush Singh Pawar, and Prashant Chaudhary had bought the rickety bike from a warehouse for just INR 3,000/-. The bike was completely rusted and damaged with a completely busted engine. They tweaked out some changes in the engine like converting the engine from 4 clutch plate to 5 clutch plate system, to improve the bike’s pickup and its torque. Being a 2000 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.
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 facilitate students’ comprehensive learning and to help them acquire strong conceptual understanding along with 21st-century engineering skills and mindset in order to meet the engineering challenges in business, industry, and society. We prepare them to undertake research and innovation projects to conceive, design, implement and improve products, processes, and systems. The infrastructure and lab facilities are upgraded from time to time and provide adequate opportunities for students and researchers to iterate through the cycles of learning and experimenting. We strongly encourage all our students to think out of the box and take risks. Interdisciplinarity, as well as industrial internships and projects, are also key components of our education system,” said Dr. Sanjay Goel, Director, Institute of Engineering and Technology, JKLU.
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 2000 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.