Even though India is the world’s largest two-wheeler market, the number of powerful bikes and superbikes is quite low when compared to the mass segment options. Even though the sightings of superbikes is increasingly becoming common on the public roads, they still remain elusive and it is rare to experience them firsthand for many. Nonetheless, whenever an enthusiast gets a chance to check an expensive motorcycle, they should not let go of the chance, even if they are cops! Here is a video of a group of bikers who were stopped by the cops and they were more interested in the bikes than the documents.
The video has been put up by RideWithKC on his personal YouTube channel. The video shows the part of the journey between Mumbai and Madurai. After munching miles on the highway, the biker comes across a police barricade and the officers present there asked him to stop for the document checking. The rider was on a BMW R1200 GS, which is an adventure sport motorcycle. As soon as the biker comes to a halt, the cops surround him and ask him for the documents and start to ask questions in a friendly manner to which the biker replies.
The cops then ask the biker about his journey too. The biker then shows the documents on his mobile phone. The police officers present at the spot all gather around the bike and start asking questions about it. The video also shows that motorists stop to check out the huge adventure bike parked on the side of the road. After a few moments, when the cops become satisfied with the documents presented by the owner, they take permission to click pictures with the bike. Soon after, a number of police officers in uniform can be seen surrounding the motorcycle and clicking pictures.
The incident happened when the biker entered Tamil Nadu state. The cops asked him to stop for the documents but they were more interested in checking out the bike. And why not! Any enthusiast who loves two-wheelers and bikes will get starry-eyed after getting to see a BMW R1200 GS in real life. It is a massive motorcycle and can tower over any regular commuter segment bike in India. It can actually dwarf the other regular bikes on the road.
This bike can cost up to Rs 22 lakhs, depending on the variant. It gets powered by a massive 1,170cc engine that generates a maximum power of 124 Bhp of peak power and 125 Nm of peak torque. It is a twin-cylinder engine. Many call the R1200 GS as the SUV-bike and in the true sense, it can climb on almost any kind of terrain and is a perfect motorcycle for long expeditions.