Royal Enfields with loud exhausts: Police now breaking them with hammers

Police resort to breaking offenders exhausts with hammers aside from levying the mandated fines.

By: | Updated: July 12, 2017 10:09 AM

Royal Enfields are far from quiet motorcycles, it is that 'signature' thump that has brought Royal Enfield customers to the brand for decades now. However, for some even the signature thump which is already loud, just isn't enough. Those people go out and get the loudest exhaust that they can possibly lay their hands on. If you are one of these people, the jig is up. It’s time to let go of your free-flow silencer.Rushlane.com reports the crack-down on these exhausts, all of which obviously crack the 90 dB allowance for road going vehicles. Started in Bangalore and Mysore following numerous complaints from residents specifically sighting Royal Enfields as the problem. Now in most countries, the feds would usually respond by stopping the perpetrator, fining them and asking them to remove their existing exhausts and swap them for the stock one. However, Bangalore Police took a slightly different route, other than  offenders being fined under section r Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Road book, additionally, riders were made to watch as their exhausts were broken of the motorcycles and then hammered out of shape.

In a similar drive last year, Pune Traffic Police, the Police carried out over three days. The first day 14th of July 2016, saw the police collect almost at Rs 11,200 with 43 registered cases. The following day the drive found 88 cases collecting a fine total of 17,700. July 16th saw another 49 cases with fines collected amounting to Rs. 7,300.

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Now it is absolutely unclear as to why, the number of cases and the corresponding fine never match, but it is noteworthy to remember that the drive brought in a total of Rs. 36,200 in a matter of three days. A clear indicator that this Bullet problem is getting out of hand.

 

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  1. m nm
    Oct 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm
    here in gurgaon also so many uneducated s but no one is catching them. pain for everyone. ND THEY DO THAT AT 12 O CLOCK IN NIGHT
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      Nagula
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm
      In our colony, the bullet Enfield making loud silencer noise and making especially senior citizens sleep less day and nights .Hyderabad should also take steps to curb the noise pollution.
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        papageno
        Jul 14, 2017 at 3:33 am
        Don't know why my post doesn't show up. Here I'm repeating it: This will not be not effective at all in reducing noise from motorcycles. They will still be trying to be as loud as possible. This is a mental defect. Maybe it would be more effective if police hammered their heads.
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          papageno
          Jul 14, 2017 at 3:20 am
          This will not be effective at all in reducing the noise from motorcycles. They will be still trying to be as loud as possible. This is a mental defect. Maybe it would be more effective if police hammered their heads.
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            Hemanth MP
            Jul 12, 2017 at 2:32 am
            Sound jasthi baruva yella silencer kittaki . Keloku munche ha bike riders ge ha sound na silencer hatra kurisi kelisi sir. To Karnataka police.
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              Dinesh
              Jul 11, 2017 at 11:03 am
              Very good decision. Every time I see these s riding in road with loud noise I was thinking why police is not taking any action against them? Its very irritating for the people who lives in cities. Its only the noise pollution and for making people irritate. I must say its a good decision from the traffic police. I wish in my state also the police will act same.
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                Anuj kumar
                Jul 11, 2017 at 10:50 am
                Nice work by police. R.E. is not a motorcycle it's useless vehicle only because of noise it makes. It is liked by cartoons who just want others attention because they have nothing else to get other people attention.
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                1. Vinod Sangwan
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 10:21 am
                  Mostly these sound issues is bcoz of exhaust/silencer change in Royal enfield bullet/classix ... Govt. Has to banned the customize silencer... Guys... Company silencer have good thump.... No need to change that...
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                    vaidhya
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 5:38 am
                    Very well done
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                      Jasrotia Rajput
                      Jul 11, 2017 at 2:13 am
                      Mostly during silent nights when everyone wants to have a sound sleep after a long busy day ...the stupid and crackling sound of modified silencers of yamaha 100 bikes on Express and NICE roads....no cops to tackle them ? Please make namma Bengaluru noiseless and living worthy...
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                        anirudh
                        Jul 11, 2017 at 1:55 am
                        Suprim court had to be ban the two stock engine..bakwaas sound. How the people like the sound!!!
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                          Suryaa
                          Jul 11, 2017 at 12:13 am
                          This phatphati bullets are creating serious problems among residents in Delhi.Small babies generally cryes after hearing such sounds.Delhi police should take immediate action against such bike owners.There should be minimum Rs 10000 fine on the spot.
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                          1. Raghu Nath
                            Jul 10, 2017 at 11:55 pm
                            Thank god it's really annoying when someone is driving by with such a loud noise. This should be implemented very strictly. I do love bikes but that noise is completely unnecessary. And in the nights when it's completely quiet you always find some who is driving through your lane and waking up the whole lane with the noise the bike makes.
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                              Zak
                              Jul 10, 2017 at 11:25 pm
                              I want the police to start this at Guwahati. In Assam we've not heard if someone complained it to the police.
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                                Hammer my Red Rooster of u have guts
                                Jul 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm
                                they can never ban the manufacturer they will only ban the customers... double standards
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                                  Shiva
                                  Jul 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm
                                  Good step taken by authority but it is not only RE even riders Yamaha 100 cc 2 stroke with modified silencer should also be punished
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                                    Yash kathe
                                    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm
                                    I think every citizen have its own right and it should be our decision that what exhaust should be there for our bike and the vehicle makes noise when we are riding it and a particular person listens this voice for 10-30 seconds so nobody should have problem regarding to this exhaust voice as a biking fan i just simply love this sound💞💞💞
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                                      Riaz khan
                                      Jul 10, 2017 at 10:11 pm
                                      The police should crack down on additional horns as well, other than provided by the manufacturers.
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                                      1. Rajaram V.V.
                                        Jul 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm
                                        Harlson Davidson bikes must more disruptive as far as the silencer sound is concerned Government should something about it. Even the dogs get frightened by the high decibel sound of this bike
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                                          salman
                                          Jul 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm
                                          great job well done police here even in mangalore 60 silencers are altered in same loud sound pls cops check here too.
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                                          1. Raghu Nath
                                            Jul 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm
                                            Thank god it's really annoying when someone is driving by with such a loud noise. This should be implemented very strictly. I do love bikes but that noise is completely unnecessary. And in the nights when it's completely quiet you always find some who is driving through your lane and waking up the while lane with the noise the bike makes.
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