It was all Harley show on Mysore-Madikeri road in Mysore on Sunday. Members of Bangalore-based Riders' Republic had organised a bike rally to Kadakani Resort near Ammathi in Kodagu. Around 50 bikers from Bangalore took part in the rally covering around 600 kms in two days.

Bikers, who left Bangalore at around 5 pm, arrived at Kadakani Resort at around 12.30 pm on Saturday. After an overnight's stay at the resort, the team left for Bangalore at around 11 am on Sunday and reached Mysore at 1.45 pm. The team of bikers included IT&BT professionals, doctors, industrialists, students, air pilots, lawyers and others.

After arriving at Mysore, majority of them stopped by at Sri Kanteerva Narasimharaja Sports Club (Mysore Sports Club) for lunch before vrooming towards Bangalore.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Shivakumar, member of Riders’ Republic, said that the tour was purely based on tourism and there was nothing like charity. He added that previously the team had done similar tours for charity purposes.

Another member Saxena said that the bikers had a 600 kms long hassle-free ride and added, "Speed is not important for us, but it is safety which is our priority. Moreover, there were doctors who had also accompanied us in the ride."

Saxena also claimed that Riders’ Republic was the biggest such organisations in the country. The team organises rallies once in six months and believes that it is one of the many ways to bring down stress levels among participants.

The feature of this rally was that a city-based entrepreneur Daljith Ram also took part in the rally. Daljith owns a Harley Davidson Street Glide which has its own stereo system and other features making it unique among other Harleys.

When asked why they had chosen Harley Davidson bikes for the rally, the members said that Harleys were American styled bikes which are available from 750 CC to 900 CC.

This apart, the cost of these bikes ranges from Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 45 lakh and these bikes cruises past any ditch on the Road making it a comfortable ride for the bikers.

Besides, the sound it makes attracts a lot of people’s attention when on road, they added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore