I came across multiple videos on the internet where Africans are seen carrying cows on the Bajaj Boxer. Bajaj is a prominent player in the two-wheeler category in the continent of Africa. This massive popularity has continued since the 1990s. At the time, there were around 200 Chinese two-wheeler manufacturers across the continent. That is when Bajaj made its entry into the market. Emerging as a more premium and high-quality player while still being more affordable than the Japanese companies, Bajaj soon forced over 160 firms to shut their operations. As a result, people are often seen using the Boxer and other Bajaj bikes to carry out their routine chores.
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Africans Carry Cows on Bajaj Boxer
I went through two videos in particular, which clearly show how the bikers are able to carry animals on the bikes while travelling on the roads. The first video comes from Nikhil Rana on YouTube. The short video clip captures a rather unique visual. A man is riding a Bajaj Boxer on a road. But he is holding a cow on the fuel tank. A car driver adjacent to the biker records the entire incident and shares it on social media. The biker is not even wearing a helmet. In fact, he is barely able to reach the handlebar. What is shocking is that he is hardly able to see the road at all. Still, he keeps riding.
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The second post comes from SY Entertainment on YouTube. It captures a separate incident with the same theme. Thankfully, in this case, the man has tied the cow onto the back seat. At least, his visibility is not compromised. Still, the dangers pertaining to such reckless riding are plenty. In reality, these are the kinds of everyday activities people perform on their regular cars and motorcycles in many parts of the world including Africa. This just goes to show the kind of trust people have in Indian-made bikes. They are able to sustain such abuse on a daily basis.
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What We Think
We would like to address the issue of road safety here. This is a complete disregard for the traffic rules and regulations. Such instances are bound to entail terrible consequences. If people keep abusing traffic protocols like this, eventually, they are bound to wound up in a horrific car crash or end up injuring someone else on the road. By carrying a huge animal in front of you on the bike, you are impairing your visibility considerably. Hence, we advise our readers to never get involved in such activities and discourage anyone around you from doing the same. If they persist, make sure to report them to the authorities.
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