Swiggy delivery app is extremely popular in India. There are hundreds of delivery personnel that Swiggy calls partners. Well, we can surely say that none of the Indian delivery partners of Swiggy does not have a litre-class motorcycle. There are quite a few videos showing enthusiasts using high-end motorcycles and vehicles to deliver food, here is a video that is from India.
The video by YPM Vlogs shows him using the Kawasaki H2 as a delivery bike. The video starts by showing that YPM is giving an online test to become the Swiggy partner and then going to collect his t-shirt and other materials. We are not sure if YPM himself signed up for the job or he did it for the person who travelled with him throughout the vlog on his scooter.
Nonetheless, he uses his Kawasaki Ninja H2 to deliver orders. He turns on his location and availability on the Swiggy partner app and then picks up and delivers three orders in about three hours. While we did not get to see the reactions of the people who saw the rider with Swiggy t-shirt.
Also, there was not much reaction from the restaurants and the delivery points. Since he did not take the Kawasaki Ninja H2 to the delivery locations as they were in congested areas, no reaction could be recorded.
Kawasaki Ninja H2
The Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a special machine and that’s because of its supercharged engine. Currently, it is the only production motorcycle to get a supercharger. Powering the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is a 998cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four motor churning out 200 PS at 11,000rpm and peak torque of 113.5 Nm at 10,500 rpm.
There is also an option to add a Ram Air that increases the power output to 210PS. The bike also uses a MotoGP style dog-ring transmission for effortless and quicker gear shifts short shifts. The H2 is the road-legal version of the H2R, which is only a track tool. The H2R has a massive power output of 300 PS. The ex-showroom cost of the H2 is Rs 34.5 lakh while the H2R costs Rs 72 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Using high-performance car and bike as delivery vehicles
While there is no logic behind using such high-end vehicles to deliver orders, many do it for the camera and to get views. In real life, one cannot sustain using high-performance vehicles daily for deliveries regularly.
In fact, using such high-performance machines on heavily congested Indian roads can cause more harm than good. That is why most people use the simplest form to deliver orders in India and the mass-segment bikes and automatic scooters are the first choices. Many also use bicycles too.
In the congested city areas where these apps are most popular, using high-end vehicles is not practical and wise. Yes, they do great for the view counter on the videos but otherwise, they are not useful at all.