Not Just an ‘Umbrella’ but a ‘Bike Umbrella’?
Mangaluru: From treacherous road conditions to soggy jeans and frizzy hair – nobody enjoys riding a two-wheeler in the rain. But now there’s an ‘umbrella’ for two-wheelers that’s designed to keep riders dry as they ride along. These ‘Bike Umbrella’ enable riders to ride their bikes comfortably in the most miserable conditions, including rain, dust and winds.
If you thought umbrellas are just for rain, you must take a good look at these Bike umbrellas that promise to keep you cooler during summer in the sun also and shield you from the harmful solar rays.
Although you may not see many two-wheeler riders having these ‘Bike Umbrella” fitted to their vehicles in Mangaluru, but I spotted a person riding a Royal Enfield motorbike with this specially designed umbrella protecting him from rain and also grabbed public attention from the public- he was like a “Most Watched Rider” in town. Following him down the Bunts Hostel Road, I was able to catch him near Durgamba Bus parcel office near PVS. Clicking a few photos, also got few details about the “Bike Umbrella”.
Arafat Amir, the owner of Kohinoor Cyber Cafe in the City, and also is the person who had installed a Fridge in front of his Cyber Cafe business near Balmatta which offers Free Food for Poor and Homeless- 24X7 speaking to team Mangalorean said, ” I bought this Bike Umbrella online, which cost me Rs 1200. After seeing on YouTube, few youngsters in Mumbai riding their two-wheelers fitted with these umbrellas, I thought why don’t I try fitting one such umbrella for my motorbike. I also thought it would be wise to introduce this new mode in city. It’s been few days now, and I have never experienced any problem with this umbrella during rains, but still not experience riding with it during incessant downpour. I am happy with it- and others should also give a try”
“It can be fitted to any two-wheeler and can withstand speed up to 60-70 kmph and it comes with fitting accessories and an instruction manual. It can also be detached and folded when not in use. These umbrellas could be very useful for women driving two-wheelers along with kids as pillion riders, and also that they come in variable colors which the women may like. You will be surprised that very soon you may see many bike riders just like me, will have Bike Umbrella fitted to their bikes and will be seen cruising around” added Arafat.
Okay, looking at it I found this a crazy stuff! Apparently bike-umbrella is a real thing. The design is rather weird, but come on, the idea itself is quirky! From the looks of it, it is designed in such a way that it covers both rider and the pillion! Thinking twice before stepping out in this rain and wishing that someone would hold an umbrella over your head while you drive a two-wheeler? Now you have the option of driving under a canopy or they call it as “Bike Umbrella”?! Sounds unrealistic right? But the best part is that Umbrella not only protects the rider, but also the pillion rider. So if you want to try one of these gizmo’s on your two-wheeler, check it out online and browse thorough for some good bargain deals!