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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

REAL BIKERS RESPECT LAWS - The right foot forward by Bikers for Good

In a land where motorcycle is just a work horse and Motorcycling is almost a taboo, it's but natural that there would ocean loads of prejudice around motorcycling. If one takes a look at the fine print of the common perceptions and facts around motorcycling in this country, then one can notice some amazing and equally laughable and pathetic details -

1) A person with just a four wheeler and LMV (Light Motor Vehicle) license can also ride any two wheeler right from a step through to a monster which can attain Escape Velocity in a fraction of a second.

2) Most of the regulations around motorcycles, till date, are there considering that in India, the most powerful motorcycle that would be every made available would be Hero Honda CD 100 SS, when the reality is well, as different as the difference between Hero Honda CD 100 SS and the Suzuki Hayabusa.

3) The word Motorcyclist, or more popularly Biker sketches an image of lanky, stooping guy, in shorts and floaters, hanging on an equally skinny motorcycle on one wheel - in short stunting dangerously on busy streets.

4) Proper motorcycle gear is only for either show off or worn by racers who are no different than stunters and amazingly enough, if you cannot stunt or race, then questions are easily raised that if you are a biker or not altogether.

So, the basic question is, who is a Biker after all ? Well the answer was given resoundingly by an initiative known as Bikers for Good and the man behind Bikers for Good - Mr. Mohit Ahuja, on 18th August 2013 when many came together and rode the "Respect Your Freedom" ride to show the common people and the Authorities, what Real Bikers are and what they are made up of!!

Want to know more... well read on....


On 18th August, 2013, a group of  more than 200 bikers, from different Motorcycling clubs in Delhi, got together and rode, to show solidarity towards the authorities, when they are trying to curb the hooliganism around motorcycling, with to moto or "Respect Your Freedom" and the message of "Real Bikers Respect Laws"

The motorcycling clubs that participated in this ride were -

Bikers for Good
Group of Delhi's Superbikers (GODS)
Born 2 Ride Motorcycle Club
The Bikerni
BOLD
GUNS Motorcycling
Delhi Bikers Breakfast Run
Royal Mavericks
Sikh Motorcycle Club Punjab | Delhi Chapter
Brawn Riders
D.COD
Free Souls Rider



With this message, the Bikers for Good Motorcycle Club, Delhi Chapter organized a ride called “RESPECT YOUR FREEDOM” on the 18th of August, 2013.

With more than 200 bikers attending, this first-of-its-kind support ride, Bikers for Good also invited other Delhi based Motorcycle and Superbike Clubs to join in for the same.

In the past, whenever the government has taken things lightly, we have been there to protest. Now, when the government is taking strict action against anti-social elements,
we should support” says Mohit Ahuja, Founder of Bikers for Good.

The ride was organized with the motive of making the police and the media realize the difference between bikers and hooligans.

There are bikers all across India who respect the police and the work they do. We wear safety gear irrespective of harsh weather conditions and for us the word BIKER is an identity, a way of life! We are doing this ride to send out a message of Safe Riding and Respect for Bikers. Even though Bikers for Good is organizing the ride, the cause is something that is personal to every biker out there” adds Mohit.


Joining the ride were other Delhi based biking clubs namely GODS (Group Of Delhi’s Superbikers), Born 2 Ride Motorcycle Club, BOLD (Bullet Owning Lads of Delhi), Delhi Bikers Breakfast Run, Guns Motorcycling, Royal Mavericks – Royal Enfield Riders Group, Free Souls Rider, The Bikernis, Sikh Motorcycle Club, Brawn Riders and Bikers Club Of Delhi (B.COD). The ride started from South Extension and the bikers together ride to Jantar Mantar (Connaught Place),where they thanked Delhi Police and Delhi Traffic Police for their efforts. A Thank You banner was presented to Mr. Dinesh Kumar, S.H.O Parliament Street Police Station. Speaking on the occasion D.C.P Mr. S.B.S Tyagi lauded the efforts shown by Bikers for Good and all the Biking Groups that participated and mentioned - “Bikers like these can help us in making the country better!


When questioned about the shooting, and whether it should have happened or not, Joshua John, Founder of Delhi Bikers Breakfast Run said, “It is not for us to decide whether the shooting was right or wrong. Let the Court do that. But yes, with this ride, we want to pass the message that Bikers are responsible citizens who abide by law. We want to graciously thank the cops for serving and helping us throughout.

In the past, Bikers for Good has done many social cause related rides. Being the only motorcycle club in India that rides solely for social causes, Bikers for Good has worked for social welfare since almost 2 years now. With the recent incident involving the motorist being shot, there couldn’t have been a better time for the bikers to stand for themselves and make a statement of RIDE and RESPECT.


Having known Mohit Ahuja personally, having interacted with him and having seen Bikers for Good grow and mature into this amazing initiative, the motorcycling perspective is poised for an upheaval, an uprising, a surge that would put motorcycling in this country into a very different perspective to say the least, a perspective that would give motorcycling in India, a new meaning, pride and respect.

Special Thanks to Bikers for Good and above all Mohit Ahuja for presenting this article to ThrottleQuest.com.
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1 comments:

  1. It feels really proud that how Indian Biking Community is improving day by day. Happy enough to know that we are also promoting laws and regulations.

    In our country, such issue are not cared for, but if we try we can make it possible.

    Kudos to the Indian Biking Community.
    -Saurabh

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