Sri Lanka Youths And Motorcycles.
Under the new Government a complete import ban was placed for the vehicles, Motorcycles and Scooters in the year 2020. This is to adjust the trade balance of the country. So this had affected the young Sri Lankan’s specially A/L and university students who wanted to buy brand new motorcycles or scooters, that are used to be imported from Japan or India. These people have to wait one more year to fulfill their dreams.
Now Honda and Yamaha are selling Re-Conditioned motorbikes and Scooters with warranty at affordable price through their dealers. These Two Wheeler models are looking like Brand new ones with perfect body work and finish. Sri Lanka youths like to have their motorcycle to enhance their life style. They are ready to spend from Rs 250,000/- to Rs 900,000/- to own their dream motorbike. First their choice is Macho look bike. Then its color and the sound their motorcycle should produce and these used to come in to their mind. Most of them like to own 250 CC or higher powered Japanese Motorcycles. Sri Lanka officially allows import of under 250cc motorbikes. Because of the the big motorcycle’s heavy fuel consumption many of them back off from their big motorcycle idea due to the local cost of living.
In this case they look for the Japanese designed motorcycles that were assembled in India and used to be imported by corporate companies. Some of them pay cash on purchase and get rid of paying the monthly installment. Otherwise they have to face monthly payments that comes through the leasing or financing from finance companies. Also they have to pay large sum of money for registration, third party Insurance and full covering Insurance.
Some used to modify their exhaust system with modern one to get smart sound and peoples attention on their motorbike. But it is illegal to run a motorcycle with heavy noise. Sri Lanka Youths used to stick specially designed stickers on the body of their motorbikes. Some of them avoid it as the machines may lose their second hand value due to those stickers. There are youngsters used to fit funny horns and lighting in their motorbikes.
Sri Lanka Youths Actions.
Sri Lanka Youths are doing dangerous things to show their new life style to their friends. Many youngsters used to make video clips with the help of their friends. Most of them want to make it while they achieve high speed on their motorcycle. This is everyone’s dream after buying their motorcycle in Sri Lanka. Many youth had lost their lives after trying this high speed stunt. Many riders had hit other vehicles or went out of the road and lost their lives.
Popular motorcycles in Colombo, Sri Lanka are Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Bajaj, TVS, Hero and Suzuki. You can view lot of Honda Hornet, Yamaha FZ motorcycles Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar, TVS Apache RTR and Royal Enfield on the roads which are priced around Rs 400,000/- to Rs 950,000/-. These motorbikes are becoming more popular with the younger generation. The Bajaj motorcycles still leads the overall motorcycle sales here along with competing Honda, Yamaha FZ and TVS models. In Colombo most of the youths have scooters like Yamaha Ray ZR, Honda Dio, TVS Ntorq and other top scooter models as they are good for the city traffic.
Sri Lanka Workers.
Local workers in Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia. S.Korea and from many other ME countries are searching for motorcycle prices in Srilanka. Their main idea is to buy one motorcycle with their hard earned money when they return home. The sad thing is many of them don’t have the motorcycle riding experience.When they bought their new motorcycles some of them had straightly went and had hit the near by Lamp Posts.
Youngsters must know that their normal motorcycle insurance will not cover any incidents that were occurred while trying on racing and stunt actions. For these you must get special insurance packages.
Many careless riders pay fines for riding under liquor, no helmet, don’t have valid papers to ride motorcycle, riding on pavements and so on.
Lot of youngsters used to arrange road race events through Facebook and normally all of them are caught by the police and were produced in the courts.