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: Jul 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 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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