Biking group transports motorcycles to Manali, for a Leh road trip – But this happened

Motorcyclists allege that a number of Royal Enfield bikes were damaged while being transported by GATI-KWE.

Motorcycles sent to various locations across the country by logistic providers are supposed to ensure safe, quick and efficient transport. However, bikers who sent their motorcycles to Manali from Kerala found that this was not the case.

Their bikes were extensively damaged with bent fuel tanks, twisted fenders and other body parts. These Royal Enfield bikes were being transported via GATI-KWE and the video posted by Shanu Kallangadi on Facebook shows the way in which these biker’s prized possessions were treated.

Gati-Kintetsu Express Private Limited (Gati-KWE) is a joint venture company between Gati of India and Kintetsu World Express Japan’s leading logistics provider. The company has failed to make any statement on the condition these Royal Enfield bikes reached Manali, but photographs and videos are testimony to this fact.

Though sufficient precautions were taken to protect these bikes with proper wrapping to guard paint and other body parts during transit, the bikes were seen lying on the side of the road, some even horizontally. Watch the video below –

UPDATE – One more episode reported. This time its VRL

Bikers transporting their motorcycles are advised to assess service providers in advance. Their facilities and services promised as well as user’s experiences should be taken into account. It would be a bit more expensive but a suggestion would be to procure good quality wrapping material such as foam sheets, thick cardboard and bubble wrap.

Owners should also invest in harnesses and cables to tie the bikes securely while as a final alternative, a wooden cage around the bike would also be suggested to ensure that the motorcycle arrives at the destination in pristine condition.