MS Dhoni tames the Hellcat

Jun 22, 2012, 03:35 IST | Ayan Roy

MS Dhoni takes his new superbike out for a ride on the streets of Ranchi.

Team India skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni’s love for motorcycles is well known. The man has been keeping busy off late and had to wait two months before taking his latest acquisition ‘Confederate X132 Hellcat' out for a spin.

Dhoni, who bought the Hellcat in April, is the only person in South Asia to won that bike. Like most celebrities, the cricketer took out his latest love in the night to avoid getting mobbed. He though shared a picture of the ride with his followers on twitter.

MS Dhoni uploaded his image of him riding the Hellcat on twitter.

"Just came back after my 1st ride on hellcat, will share a few things after a few more rides. nice 1st ride, a bit different to my other bikes," Dhoni wrote on the micro-blogging site.

But despite his love for superbikes, Dhoni is a safe rider and promotes safety among his followers. Dhoni tweeted, “I luv 2-stroke bikes but no stunts for me,hve never tried any stunts, hve burnt rear tyres a few times so u also b safe.”

The bike which must have cost Dhoni a cool Rs 60 lakh after paying the import duty is a unique piece of machinery. This bike also puts Dhoni in a very privileged club of hellcat owners that include the likes of Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds.

Dhoni’s garage has a lot of beautiful and powerful bikes like Harley Davidson, Yamaha 650cc, Kawasaki Ninja, Hero Honda CBZ among others.

MS Dhoni uploaded these pictures of the Confederate X132 Hellcat and (inset) a closer look at the engine on his twitter account. 

Interestingly, the Hellcat is a limited edition bike with only 150 units being made and the bike is sold out already. The company makes just two units every week. The bike draws its name from the F6F Hellcat fighter plane of World War II fame and is the cheapest one in the Confederate stable, retailing at Rs 28 lakh a piece.

But the price was no object for Dhoni, who recently ranked above the likes Usain Bolt, Devaid Beckham and Sachin Tendulkar as the 31st richest sportsperson in the world.

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