Indian Motorcycle Manufacturer, Poonam Motors, Inc. , a Mumbai-based motorcycle manufacturer, has been given the coveted title of “The ‘Indians Motorcycle of a Million Years Ago’,” according to the Guinness World Records.
In addition to winning the title, the company was also awarded the distinction of being the “Indian Motorcycle Museum” at the World Trade Center in New York City.
The museum will showcase the museum’s collection of “Indian” motorcycles and collectible items, including a replica of the Hindustan Bijapur Vindhya and a replica bike from the first Bijasur War.
The Bijsar War began on May 27, 1876, when the British Raj annexed the territory of Bijar, which at the time was part of India.
The British forced the Bijars to surrender and leave the territory.
Poonam’s founder, P.P. Sridharan, had been a motorcycle enthusiast for many years.
In 1978, he began to build motorcycles and sell them.
However, his passion for motorcycles never waned.
In 2003, he acquired a company in Bangalore called Poonama Motorcycle.
In 2012, he set up his company in New Delhi, India, and started to build his own motorcycle factory.
He set up a manufacturing facility in Mumbai, and then he established a company here.
Now, Paoam Motorcycle makes motorcycles and accessories in the United Kingdom.
It is a matter of pride for Poonams Indian Motorcycles to be recognized by Guinness World Record as the “Indians Motocross Museum.”
Guinness World record has been awarding this title to Indian manufacturers for more than 40 years.
According to Guinness World records, the Indian Motorcycling Museum at the United Nations building in New London, Connecticut, was established in 2003 and is the oldest continuously running motorcycle museum in the world.
It is the world’s largest museum dedicated to motorcycle manufacturing.
The Guinness World Book of World Records says the museum was established to “celebrate the Indian culture, history and heritage of motorcycle production and the motorcycles that make up its culture and heritage.”
In India, the museum is open to the public.
The Indian Motorcyclists Association of India (IMA), a national organization for motorcycle enthusiasts, also maintains the museum.
The Bijaspur War between India and Pakistan in 1947-48 began when the Indian Army invaded the Bajaur area in the Indian subcontinent.
The Pakistanis held the territory for over a year and the Indian army eventually retook it in August 1949.
During the conflict, the Baja-Bajaur Line (also known as the Line of Control) remained open, and the Bichnagar area was occupied by Pakistani troops.
The first motorcycle factory in India was set up in 1947 by Poonameh Motorcycle Company, a Bijappur-based manufacturer.
Today, Panaam Motors is a global company with manufacturing facilities in eight countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.
The company also operates two motorcycle stores in India.
Panaam also produces motorcycles in the U.K., and in India the company produces motorcycle parts and accessories.
In 2016, Poons Poona Motorcycle, a Poonamesa-based company, opened a factory in the state of Odisha.
The factory employs over 3,000 people and is based in Odisha’s southern Odisha district.
The new factory is expected to create thousands of jobs and generate over 3.4 million euros ($4.8 million) in employment.