In a latest brainless rule, Bengaluru traffic police are putting up fines and in some cases seizing legally bought superbikes likes of Harley, Kawasaki, Triumph and Ducati which produce noise above 80 decibels. Joint Commissioner of Transport (Enforcement) Narendra Holkar has directed traffic officers to stop and fine bikes which sound ‘distinctive’.
As per city traffic regulations, only those vehicles producing noise below 80 decibels are allowed on the road where as superbikes easily cross that limit.
Well, every bike enthusiast knows that big bike silencers WILL make ‘sweet’ sound (non-petrol heads call it noise..mehh..) even when they are in stock condition and ridden right out of the showrooms. Enforcing this rule on owners who have bought legal bikes after paying for heavy road tax and registration fees, defies gov. regulated ARAI homologation and local RTO approvals.
Obviously, the news hasn’t gone down well with the superbike lovers in the city stating how an owner is suppose to make changes in the silencer, which is provided by the company with respect to the cubic capacity of the bike. But Bengaluru Traffic Police plans to go after superbikes owners even stricter in coming days as per reports and some legal experts are even suggesting to revoke the registration of such bikes.
All we can say to the superbikes in Bengaluru is…
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