After his acting and charm if Salman is known for anything it is his Philanthropical efforts. Through his ‘Being Human Foundation’ the Bollywood star has led many efforts towards education and healthcare for the underprivileged.
Salman is now looking forward to better the environment through one of his own divertissements- Cycling. The actor is known to be a fitness freak with a special love for Cycling. He fondly uses his cycle to get to nearby shooting studios and also between work for a quick calorie burst. In an attempt to bring this healthy initiative to others, his foundation on the occasion of environment day launched an electric bicycle. The launch was flanked by notable members of the entire Khan family including brother Sohil and Arbaz and Nephew Ahil.
The event was marked by Bhai’s signature style entry on the e-bicycle from his home to the press conference venue- Mehboob studios where the bike was unveiled.
Speaking about the e-bicycles Atul Gupta CEO, Being Human, said that these cycles are a step towards sustained development as it allows commuters to maneuver on the city roads at a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. Though it is styled like a normal bicycle it is powered by a small electric motor that is the reason behind this unconventional speed. The motor can be accessed from a panel on the hand bar. It has a range of 30 kilometers which makes it a perfect ride inside city spaces. The bikes are reported to have been undergone tests for about 18 months before the launch. Further, these cycles do not require any registration or licence to operate in traffic and are approved by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
These bicycles will be available in 2 variations- the basic model i.e. the BH27 is priced at Rs. 40,000 with basic specs. The BH12 on the other hand is set at Rs. 57,000 with top specs. The customers would have a choice of four colours for both the bikes viz. yellow, black, white and red. Also, the makers have hinted on new variations to be launched soon.
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One of the major USPs of the bicycle is that it is easy to maintain owing to the lesser number of moving parts as against their conventional counterparts.
The sleek looking e-bicycles are now available on booking in Mumbai. They are soon to be made available across all states.