Thursday, 18 December 2014

Another transport mishap to increase waiting period of Royal Enfield

A few weeks ago it was reported that a container truck caught fire near Ahmedabad, which was carrying 65 Royal Enfields. You can read about the incident and view the pics here.
But recently another container truck containing a number of RE caught fire on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. The incident occurred on 16th December inside the Madap tunnel.

The container truck being investigated by the Police
If eye witness and reports are to be believed, the container truck containing an unknown number of Royal Enfield variants was travelling over the Pune-Mumbai expressway. When it was inside the Madap tunnel, a speeding Mercedes Benz rammed into the container. Such was the extent of the collision that, both the car and the container went ablaze almost instantly. Drivers & passengers from both the automobiles fled their vehicles. No one was injured in the incident.

From the pictures we can make out that the inferno was a huge one, just like it's predecessor. After the flames were brought under control, a number of burned and charred Thunderbirds were revealed.

You can see the charred Thunderbirds & the intensity of the flame
On the earlier incident, the container truck was carrying Bullets to Haryana, and now this truck was carrying Thunderbirds, (possibly) to Pune. This mishap is most likely to increase the waiting period of Royal Enfield.
But on a personal note, I can almost smell a controversy lingering with this dual mishap. Earlier a standstill truck carrying 65 Bullets catches fire and now a number of Thunderbirds is set on a pyre after being hit by a vehicle which is best known for its handling? Food for thoughts

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