Gurugram, formerly Gurgaon, has been witnessing a certain amount of measures in order to curb the traffic congestion at peak hours. After the recent introduction of bike taxis, this city, which is close to the national capital, is all set to ride motorcycles which would act as fire fighting brigade, possibly by the end of the month.
According to many reliable sources, there have been some confirmations that it will be Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles to be customised and loaded with all types of equipment which are necessary to be doing the fire-fighting duty. The motorcycles will be fitted with fire extinguishing kit, oxygen mask and a first-aid kit. The Bullet motorcycles will also be carrying a water tank of 15 litres.
The idea of installing a mini version of a fire brigade has been played with for a pretty long period of time. Previously, Mumbai had been testing the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles to do the fire extinguishing duties. This happened in the previous year. Motorcycles have always been a great choice for fire fighting substitute due to their inherent feature of easy manoeuvring through the crowd. It can pass through the heavy congestion of roads and streets with ease, something that big trucks cannot.
Royal Enfield Bullet is the cheapest motorcycle in the company’s lineup and is powered by a 346 cc, air-cooled, single cylinder unit. The engine can make a maximum power of 19.8 bhp at 5,250 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 4,000 revolutions per minute. The power is sent down to the rear wheel (chain drive) via a 5-speed transmission gearbox.
The Royal Enfield Bullet is one of the most competent motorcycles do be doing this duty due to the high amount of torque available. Hence, even with a lot of load of the fire fighting equipment, the motorcycle can still do a fairly good job.
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