Are you from Bengaluru?
Do you own a Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, Ducati or Trumph made premium bike?
Do you like to go out on road trips on your loved two wheeler often?
Well, if your answer is “Yes.” for all the above questions, then stay prepared to face a fine or even you bike may get seized, as authorities has marked these bikes for noise pollution.
According to Bengaluru city traffic regulations permissible decibel limit for bikes are 80, whereas almost every super bike produces nearly 200 decibels. If these bikes are modified to reduce the noise, then it directly affects the performance, and chances of broken silencers get high, which takes a few more bucks to repair.
Every other Bengaluru bikers are annoyed with these incidents happening on regular basis. Authorities are throwing fines on the first instance, and seizing the bike second time, while they themselves allowed the companies to sell these bikes in the city, and this is what miffing the young bikers most. Although the transport authority does not care at all about this fact, as the Joint Commissioner of Transport (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar has said, "We will intensify the drives after the civic polls. Issuing notices to bike manufacturers is not on our agenda, because we do not have time for legal battles. We have a strong weapon called enforcement (and) that is enough." Clearly the authority has only one intention, which forcibly implementing the fine and seizing bikes instead of barring the companies sell those particular bikes in the city. That is some kind is cheap duplicity as the bikers are claiming.