Cricket is big in India. Indian cricketers enjoy a stardom as big as Bollywood celebrities here. More successful the player on the field, bigger the popularity and Mahendra Singh Dhoni has built himself an empire based on sheer talent. And turns out he is an avid motoring enthusiast, and owns a collection of premium motorcycles, luxury cars and SUVs. He owns a 2009 Hummer H2, remember the picture from last year when New Zealand players sat in a bus with a massive awe on their faces as Dhoni drove his Hummer alongside in Ranchi. The Hummer is only the start of the series of cars and bikes Dhoni owns that will leave you green with jealousy. While the world adores his skills on field, allow us to give you a tour of his collection of wheels.
Audi Q7: The Q7 seems to be a hot favourite of celebrities the world over, including India. Celebrities here love it. Virat Kohli has one too. Dhoni owns a black previous generation Q7 30 TDI Quattro. It is powered by a 2,967 cc diesel engine that produces around 242 hp. The Q7 is a premium SUV from the house of the German manufacturer.
Mitsubishi Pajero SFX: Dhoni happens to have five SUVs, the Pajero being one of them. It is powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing 120 hp. Another Mitsubishi model which the cricketer owns is the Outlander that develops 170 hp.
Land Rover Freelander 2: Dhoni owns a black Freelander 2, which is powered by a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine. Back then, this engine came in two states of tune - 148 hp and 187 hp. Now the model has been replaced by the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Mahindra Scorpio: The Scorpio is favourite for many in India, so much it almost has a cult following. Mahi too owns one, which has been customised to have a four-seat layout and a roll cage.
Ferrari 599 GTO: A serious dose of power in Dhoni's garage, the 599 GTO has a 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 that makes 661 hp.
Coming to motorcycles, we begin with an exotic machine - the Confederate Hellcat X132. It is powered by a 2.2 litre engine that produces 132 hp of power. Only 150 units of this motorcycles were produced and Dhoni happens to be the only one in the South East Asia to own one.
Kawasaki Ninja H2: The most powerful motorcycle in the star cricketer's collection is the Ninja H2, which is powered by a 998 cc 4 cylinder supercharged petrol engine that produces 200 hp. It is capable of a top speed of up to 400 kph.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R: Another one in his collection is the ZX14R which is also one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world. It is powered by a 1,441 cc engine that produces the 197.39 hp.
Yamaha RD350: Motorcycle enthusiasts still go teary eyed whenever the RD350 pops in a conversation. It was the first motorcycle built in India, and apparently Dhoni's very first motorcycle too which he bought for a mere Rs 4,500. Apart from these, Dhoni also owns a Harley Davidson Fatboy and a Yamaha Thundercat.
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