Bengaluru Woman Police get Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles
Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production. The brand has a cult following for it’s retro styled modern motorcycles all over the country.
Bengaluru City Police has joined hands with Royal Enfield to create an all-women motorcycle brigade – ‘We for Women.’ The troop will comprise of 15 lady police sub-inspectors who will be patrolling across Bengaluru city astride Royal Enfield motorcycles.
The main objective of forming this brigade is to ensure better women and children safety in Bengaluru. The department formed this brigade by selecting lady inspectors who were passionate about riding.
In order to make them capable of handling various situations and to hone their riding skills, these women were provided special training in two phases.
Phase 1 comprised of introducing them to Royal Enfield models including the Himalayan, Interceptor 650 and the Classic 350 Signals. This was followed by the second phase in which the riders were trained to ride in challenging traffic conditions.
With this initiative, Bengaluru police department not only aims to increase women and children safety but also strives to break stereotypes about women riding motorcycles. The formation of ‘We for Women’ brigade was commemorated by conducting a ride from Bengaluru to Nandi Hills and back.
The ride was flagged off by Shri Bhaskar Rao, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city, at the office of City Armed Reserve Headquarters, Bengaluru.
The training was conducted under the supervision of a special team from Royal Enfield who helped the officers with professional riding skills.
15 dedicated Police Sub- Inspectors with a passion for riding were trained to enhance their riding skills, under various conditions, to tackle any challenge they might face while on duty.
The women police officers in the ‘we for women’ riding brigade will take up patrolling duties to make Bengaluru a safer place for women along with children.
This initiative from Royal Enfield and Bengaluru Police would also help break the gender stereotypes in the society around the areas that has been considered to be male dominant.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan will soon get a BS6 version. The Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant motorcycle has already been teased on Royal Enfield’s website. It’s likely to be pricier than the current version. It’s also expected to get many more features and refinements, making it a better motorcycle than the current version.
News Source – bikewale, Cartoq.