January 19, 2021

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Bicycles are catching on in India, so much so that now we have more premium brands present and retailing here than ever before. The pandemic acted as a catalyst in pushing the pedals for the segment in the country and as we’ve been told, the mass-premium and premium bike segment has grown more than the mass category. To know more about what the future holds for two-wheeled mobility without engines in India, we got in touch with Sachin Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO, AlphaVector India Pvt Ltd, on the occasion of the company launching KTM Bikes in the country.

Sachin Chopra begins by telling us about what scale of design research goes into the premium bikes. With only a seat six inches long and five inches wide, a bike must be able to adjust to the rider in terms of frame design and geometry, and these are the areas AlphaVector has been focussing on for its products. The company has been present in the Indian market for five years now, retailing mass-premium bikes. Currently, the bicycle industry in India is dominated by the mass-premium bikes at 65 percent, the mass segment takes 30 percent and the premium bike segment takes 5 percent.

AlphaVector offers an omnichannel retail model which includes an online marketplace and dealerships as well for handling after-sales assembly and maintenance. The company offers what it calls 91Cares programme under which it sends a prefessional to the customer’s home for customisation, assembly, and maintenance.

About the growth of the bicycle market, Chopra explains that the overall market stood at $3 billion, including bicycles and spares, in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The market has now swollen to $4 billion (bicycles and spares), of this $500 million make up the mass bicycles, $2.4 billion are mass-premium, and $100 million are premium bikes (Rs 30,000 and above).

You may also like: Triumph Motorcycles introduces its first e-bike as UK prepares for surge in bicycle use amid COVID

Moving on to how strong the trend on cycling will continue in India, Chopra explains that it takes about six months for a habit to change. We are now in the ninth month of the pandemic and a lot of people have already adopted a healthier lifestyle with the addition of a bicycle to their daily regime. Habits like these are not something people will easily retract from and the bicycle trend will continue in the post-pandemic era as well, especially since bikes are now not just being used for workout or leisure but also for commutes.

Hybrid bikes are catching on more since people are using their bicycles for mobility as well, combining fitness and commutes. Keeping this in mind, AplhaVector recently also launched an electric bicycle under the brand name Meraki, which Chopra says has been very popular with buyers in India and has been attracting attention from international markets as well.

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The number of premium bike brands is on the rise in India and now, KTM Bikes are here. We got in touch with the CEO, AlphaVector to know more about the Austrian premium bikes and the future of cycling in India.

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Bicycles are catching on in India, so much so that now we have more premium brands present and retailing here than ever before. The pandemic acted as a catalyst in pushing the pedals for the segment in the country and as we’ve been told, the mass-premium and premium bike segment has grown more than the mass category. To know more about what the future holds for two-wheeled mobility without engines in India, we got in touch with Sachin Chopra, Co-Founder & CEO, AlphaVector India Pvt Ltd, on the occasion of the company launching KTM Bikes in the country.

Sachin Chopra begins by telling us about what scale of design research goes into the premium bikes. With only a seat six inches long and five inches wide, a bike must be able to adjust to the rider in terms of frame design and geometry, and these are the areas AlphaVector has been focussing on for its products. The company has been present in the Indian market for five years now, retailing mass-premium bikes. Currently, the bicycle industry in India is dominated by the mass-premium bikes at 65 percent, the mass segment takes 30 percent and the premium bike segment takes 5 percent.

AlphaVector offers an omnichannel retail model which includes an online marketplace and dealerships as well for handling after-sales assembly and maintenance. The company offers what it calls 91Cares programme under which it sends a prefessional to the customer’s home for customisation, assembly, and maintenance.

About the growth of the bicycle market, Chopra explains that the overall market stood at $3 billion, including bicycles and spares, in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The market has now swollen to $4 billion (bicycles and spares), of this $500 million make up the mass bicycles, $2.4 billion are mass-premium, and $100 million are premium bikes (Rs 30,000 and above).

You may also like: Triumph Motorcycles introduces its first e-bike as UK prepares for surge in bicycle use amid COVID

Moving on to how strong the trend on cycling will continue in India, Chopra explains that it takes about six months for a habit to change. We are now in the ninth month of the pandemic and a lot of people have already adopted a healthier lifestyle with the addition of a bicycle to their daily regime. Habits like these are not something people will easily retract from and the bicycle trend will continue in the post-pandemic era as well, especially since bikes are now not just being used for workout or leisure but also for commutes.

Hybrid bikes are catching on more since people are using their bicycles for mobility as well, combining fitness and commutes. Keeping this in mind, AplhaVector recently also launched an electric bicycle under the brand

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“I was riding my bicycle down Oak Street, approaching Franklin Street when I realized my backpack was not closed properly, so I pulled over onto the sidewalk to adjust my backpack. As I jumped back on my bike, I noticed that the pedestrian walking signal was on, so I began riding through the intersection within the marked crosswalk. Suddenly a vehicle came racing down the street and struck me. I was thrown off my bike and fell to the ground. I was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

At the hospital, the attending doctor told me that I had broken my left ankle and it would require surgery. The driver is adamant that the collision is my fault because I should not have been riding my bicycle within the crosswalk. But he was driving so fast that even if I would have walked my bike across the street, he would have still struck me because he wouldn’t have had enough time to stop. I realize that maybe I shouldn’t have been riding my bike on the crosswalk, however, is there anything I can do to recover for my medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering?”

— Heather M. in Pacific Heights


Dear Heather,

I am sorry to hear about our accident. The short answer is yes, you may seek compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you suffered as a result of this collision. Economic damages include items such as property damage, medical bills and lost wages; non-economic damages are commonly known as pain and suffering, physical impairment and inconvenience. However, there are a few hurdles you will need to overcome in order to obtain compensation. Additionally, the compensation may be reduced by what is called, “Comparative Fault,” which will be discussed in more detail below.    

As a general rule, adult bicyclists have the same duties and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers under California Vehicle Code (CVC) section 21200. Therefore, under CVC 21200, it is unlawful to ride a bicycle within a crosswalk. In order to comply with California law and for your own safety, bicyclists should dismount their bicycle and walk it across the street within the marked crosswalk.

Many times, the police report will place the bicyclists at fault because they were riding within the marked crosswalk, which makes it more difficult for individuals to pursue a claim. It is not surprising that the driver of the vehicle is refusing to accept any liability as many insurance companies will rely on the police report and CVC section 21200 to place 100 percent of the fault on the bicyclist. However, if a serious bicycle accident occurs within a crosswalk, that does not automatically mean that you are precluded from recovering compensation for your injuries.

Based on the limited information you have provided, it appears that at the time you were riding within the crosswalk pedestrians had the right of way. This means that the driver of the vehicle had the responsibility to yield-to-pedestrians. Therefore, had the driver of

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Cape Lewes Ferry Rides

The MV Delaware of the Cape May Lewes Ferry, pulls into the port at the North Cape May Terminal. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry offered free rides to residents of Cape May County and to Sussex County, Delaware on Sunday May 7, 2017, for National Tourism Day. (Dale Gerhard / Staff Photographer)




CAPE MAY — Starting Monday, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is open only to vehicles and their passengers, officials said Thursday, barring foot and bicycle travel.

“We are once again taking proactive steps to protect the health and well-being of our passengers and crew,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “At this time, we are not reducing our public sailing schedule. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.”

Officials encouraged passengers to stay in their vehicles for the crossing, according to a news release from the Delaware River & Bay Authority.

“Vehicle passengers may roam the outer decks and enjoy the sunshine; however, the passenger salon is closed except to use restrooms or to pass through the galley area for limited food and beverage selections,” according to the release. “Customers will not be permitted to sit in the passenger salon.”

When not inside a vehicle, passengers must wear a face mask and social distance from anyone not traveling with them, officials said.

The Cape May Terminal gift shop and ticket counters will be closed; however, restrooms will be open in the terminal, according to the release. In Lewes, Grain On the Rocks and the Lewes Coffee Company will remain open.

“We’d like to thank our customers in advance for their cooperation with our efforts limit the spread of the virus,” Gehrke said. “We look forward to returning to normal operations, hopefully in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, we feel that this mode of transportation aboard the ferry is among the safest in the nation.”

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Priced between ₹30,000-10 lakh, the premium segment will expand AlphaVector’s portfolio beyond the recently launched e-bicycle (Meraki).

City-based start-up AlphaVector on Thursday announced partnership with European bicycle maker KTM to launch the latter’s premium bicycle range in the country.

With this partnership, AlphaVector launches and becomes the exclusive distributor of KTM bicycles in the Indian market, the company said in a statement.

Priced between ₹30,000-10 lakh, the premium segment will expand AlphaVector’s portfolio beyond the recently launched e-bicycle (Meraki) and existing mountain, all-terrain, hybrid, fat-tire bikes in the mass-premium segment, it added.

“Cycling in India has seen a paradigm shift and is evolving at a tremendous pace. The premium segment is witnessing traction with people adopting cycling as a lifestyle especially in the metro cities,” said Sachin Chopra, co-founder and CEO of AlphaVector India Pvt Ltd.

“We are excited to bring KTM bicycles to India to cater to this growing demand and not just deliver unmatched quality and performance but also an exceptional buying and ownership experience,” Chopra added.

The tie-up with KTM Bike Industries is in line with the company’s vision to introduce millennials and Gen-Z to an active lifestyle, encouraging them to reclaim the outdoors, AlphaVector said.

“For 56 years, we bleed orange. KTM Bike Industries keep the highest standard of making bikes and never stop exploring. It’s our pleasure to partner with AlphaVector to introduce our prime bike to Indian market,” KTM Bike Industries Managing Directors Johanna Urkauf and Stefan Limbrunner said.

KTM’s high-quality and performance-driven portfolio combined with AlphaVector’s unique omnichannel business model will aim to cater to this growing segment, the statement said, adding that as much as 75% of the demand is expected to come from cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad.

AlphaVector has a presence across over 350 cities with a strong retail network of over 700 stores.

Founded in 2015, the bicycle maker, which has got investments from Fireside Ventures, Avaana Capital and Titan Capital, had early last month forayed into the e-bicycle segment, rolling out its Meraki Brand in the country.

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Abakaliki — A young girl(names withheld) was, last weekend, raped by a middle-aged man, Emeka Chukwuani, at the popular Fatilami Park, Onwe Road, Abakaliki, as she was returning home around 8p.m.

It was gathered that the suspect, who is from Agwu, Enugu State, snatched the girl’s phone and ran into Fatilami Park, luring his victim into the isolated park, as those running the affairs of the place had long closed for the day.

Oblivious of the clandestine motive of the suspect, the girl ran after him into the Park to recover her phone. She ended up being beaten and raped by the suspect.

In a statement by Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, the State Chairman of Human Rights Defender, HURIDE, the suspect was apprehended by the Police after the NGO and the victim’s sister raised the alarm over the incident.

According to him: “On Saturday, November 28, between 8:30p.m. and 9p.m., HURIDE got a distress call, reporting that someone(a young girl) was being raped at Fatilami Park, Abakaliki.

“Immediately, we made phone calls and the alleged rapist was arrested by the Police as he was already fleeing.

“His name is Emeka Chukwuani, a married man from Awgu, Enugu State. He sells bicycles somewhere along Ezza Road, Abakaliki.

“When we got to the crime scene, it was so horrible. We saw the wailing victim with bruises and wounds all over her body with multiple bites.

“She received a serious hit on the mouth which left all her front teeth shaky. There was blood everywhere.”

Narrating her ordeal, the young girl said: “I was going home with my younger sister around 8p.m., when we saw this man on the way.

“He stopped and wanted to talk to us, but we continued to move. He followed us and snatched my phone and ran into Fatilami Park.

“We ran after him to give us our phone. Immediately we got to the photo stand, he grabbed my neck and we began to struggle.

“As we struggled, he was biting me everywhere including my ear, my cheek, my shoulder, my back and somewhere close to my private part.

“My sister was shouting but nobody was there to help us. When my sister was trying to draw him away from my body, he broke a bottle on her head and she ran outside crying, while I was shouting inside.

“It was when he hit my mouth with the bottle that I became somehow unconscious and I woke up later to discover that he had raped me.

“I was surprised when I heard gunshots and two persons came inside. He tried to run away but they apprehended him. That was when I realised they were police officers. They saved me and my sister.”

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Bicycle seller rapes 23 year old girl at recreational centre in Abakaliki

Bicycle seller rapes 23 year old girl at recreational centre in Abakaliki

  1. By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki

A young girl, Chineye Nwizi was last weekend reportedly raped by a middle aged man, Emeka Chukwuani, at the popular Fatilami Park, Onwe road, Abakaliki as she was returning home around 8pm.

The suspect is to hail from Agwu, in Enugu State.

It was gathered that the suspect snatched her phone and ran into Fatilami Park as a way of luring his victim into the said location as those running the affairs of the place had long closed for the day.

Oblivious of the clandestine motive of the suspect, Chineye ran into the Park, in order to recover her phone but ended up being beaten and raped by suspect.

In a statement by Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, the State Chairman of Human Rights Defender, HURIDE, the suspect was apprehended by the Police after the NGO and the victim’s sister raised an alarm over the incident.

According to him: “On Saturday 28th November 2020, between 8:30pm and 9pm, HURIDE got a distress call, reporting that someone(a young girl) was being raped at Fatilami Park, Abakaliki.

“Immediately, we made sporadic phone calls and the alleged rapist was arrested by the police as he was already fleeing. His name is Emeka Chukwuani, a married man from Awgu, Enugu State. He sells bicycles somewhere along Ezza Road, Abakaliki.

“When we got to the crime scene, it was so horrible. We saw the wailing Victim with bruises and wounds all over her body with multiple bites. She received a serious hit on the mouth which left all her front teeth shaky. There was Blood everywhere.”

Narrating her ordeal, Chineye stated that: “I was going home with my younger sister. That was around 8pm. We saw this man on the way. He stopped and wanted to talk to us, but we continued to move. He followed us and snatched my phone and ran into Fatilami Park.

“We ran after him to give us our phone. Immediately we got to the photo stand, he grabbed my neck and we began to struggle. As we struggled, he was biting me everywhere including my ear, my cheek, my shoulder, my back and somewhere close to my private part.

“My sister was shouting but nobody was there to help us. When my sister was trying to draw him away from my body, he broke a bottle on her head and she ran outside crying, while I was shouting inside. It was when he hit my mouth with the bottle that I became somehow unconscious and I woke later to see he had raped me.

“I was surprised when I heard gun shots and two persons came inside. He tried to run away but they apprehended him. That’s when I realized they were police officers. They saved me and my sister.”

Continuing, the State Chairman of HURIDE, Nweke noted that the NGO stood behind the victim until justice was served, not minding threats from different quarters.

He said: “Meanwhile, since that Saturday of his arrest, his

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A young girl, Chineye Nwizi was last weekend reportedly raped by a middle aged man, Emeka Chukwuani, at the popular Fatilami Park, Onwe road, Abakaliki as she was returning home around 8pm.

The suspect is to hail from Agwu, in Enugu State.

It was gathered that the suspect snatched her phone and ran into Fatilami Park as a way of luring his victim into the said location as those running the affairs of the place had long closed for the day.

Oblivious of the clandestine motive of the suspect, Chineye ran into the Park, in order to recover her phone but ended up being beaten and raped by suspect.

In a statement by Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, the State Chairman of Human Rights Defender, HURIDE, the suspect was apprehended by the Police after the NGO and the victim’s sister raised an alarm over the incident.

According to him: “On Saturday 28th November 2020, between 8:30pm and 9pm, HURIDE got a distress call, reporting that someone(a young girl) was being raped at Fatilami Park, Abakaliki.

“Immediately, we made sporadic phone calls and the alleged rapist was arrested by the police as he was already fleeing. His name is Emeka Chukwuani, a married man from Awgu, Enugu State. He sells bicycles somewhere along Ezza Road, Abakaliki.

“When we got to the crime scene, it was so horrible. We saw the wailing Victim with bruises and wounds all over her body with multiple bites. She received a serious hit on the mouth which left all her front teeth shaky. There was Blood everywhere.”

Narrating her ordeal, Chineye stated that: “I was going home with my younger sister. That was around 8pm. We saw this man on the way. He stopped and wanted to talk to us, but we continued to move. He followed us and snatched my phone and ran into Fatilami Park.

“We ran after him to give us our phone. Immediately we got to the photo stand, he grabbed my neck and we began to struggle. As we struggled, he was biting me everywhere including my ear, my cheek, my shoulder, my back and somewhere close to my private part.

“My sister was shouting but nobody was there to help us. When my sister was trying to draw him away from my body, he broke a bottle on her head and she ran outside crying, while I was shouting inside. It was when he hit my mouth with the bottle that I became somehow unconscious and I woke later to see he had raped me.

“I was surprised when I heard gun shots and two persons came inside. He tried to run away but they apprehended him. That’s when I realized they were police officers. They saved me and my sister.”

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Bicycle seller rapes 23 year old girl at recreational centre in Abakaliki

Bicycle seller rapes 23 year old girl at recreational centre in Abakaliki

  1. By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki

A young girl, Chineye Nwizi was last weekend reportedly raped by a middle aged man, Emeka Chukwuani, at the popular Fatilami Park, Onwe road, Abakaliki as she was returning home around 8pm.

The suspect is to hail from Agwu, in Enugu State.

It was gathered that the suspect snatched her phone and ran into Fatilami Park as a way of luring his victim into the said location as those running the affairs of the place had long closed for the day.

Oblivious of the clandestine motive of the suspect, Chineye ran into the Park, in order to recover her phone but ended up being beaten and raped by suspect.

In a statement by Mr. Sampson Oko Nweke, the State Chairman of Human Rights Defender, HURIDE, the suspect was apprehended by the Police after the NGO and the victim’s sister raised an alarm over the incident.

According to him: “On Saturday 28th November 2020, between 8:30pm and 9pm, HURIDE got a distress call, reporting that someone(a young girl) was being raped at Fatilami Park, Abakaliki.

“Immediately, we made sporadic phone calls and the alleged rapist was arrested by the police as he was already fleeing. His name is Emeka Chukwuani, a married man from Awgu, Enugu State. He sells bicycles somewhere along Ezza Road, Abakaliki.

“When we got to the crime scene, it was so horrible. We saw the wailing Victim with bruises and wounds all over her body with multiple bites. She received a serious hit on the mouth which left all her front teeth shaky. There was Blood everywhere.”

Narrating her ordeal, Chineye stated that: “I was going home with my younger sister. That was around 8pm. We saw this man on the way. He stopped and wanted to talk to us, but we continued to move. He followed us and snatched my phone and ran into Fatilami Park.

“We ran after him to give us our phone. Immediately we got to the photo stand, he grabbed my neck and we began to struggle. As we struggled, he was biting me everywhere including my ear, my cheek, my shoulder, my back and somewhere close to my private part.

“My sister was shouting but nobody was there to help us. When my sister was trying to draw him away from my body, he broke a bottle on her head and she ran outside crying, while I was shouting inside. It was when he hit my mouth with the bottle that I became somehow unconscious and I woke later to see he had raped me.

“I was surprised when I heard gun shots and two persons came inside. He tried to run away but they apprehended him. That’s when I realized they were police officers. They saved me and my sister.”

Continuing, the State Chairman of HURIDE, Nweke noted that the NGO stood behind the victim until justice was served, not minding threats from different quarters.

He said: “Meanwhile, since that Saturday of his arrest, his

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