‘Ride Hard, but Ride Safe’

Bike India - - Letters -

I am a reg­u­lar reader of Bike In­dia, al­though this is my first let­ter to you. Even though I own a 200-cc beast, I try my best to treat her like a queen. It gets its reg­u­lar check-ups and timely main­te­nance in ad­di­tion to the best qual­ity petrol. What I have been notic­ing for the past year is that KTM mo­tor­cy­cles are hugely pop­u­lar among young­sters, par­tic­u­larly the RC 390. What up­sets me is the way th­ese peo­ple abuse such a good piece of ma­chin­ery. Fur­ther­more, I hardly no­tice any of them wear­ing hel­mets. I am well aware that pos­sess­ing mo­tor­cy­cle gear in In­dia is ex­pen­sive, but any­one can own an ISI-cer­ti­fied or a DOT-cer­ti­fied hel­met.

I am a big fan of mo­tor­cy­cles and Mo­toGP, and this lack of aware­ness about safety gear up­sets me the most. I try my best to spread aware­ness but it’s time I asked for some help.

Ride hard, but ride safe.

Aman­jot Singh Kalsi, Luc­know

Hello, Aman­jot,

Thanks for writ­ing in. We both un­der­stand and share your con­cerns about safety and about wear­ing a hel­met in par­tic­u­lar. It is the very least one can do to pro­tect one­self when out and about on two-wheeler. We hope your words will in­spire even more peo­ple to wear hel­mets and treat their bikes bet­ter.

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