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Thread: African UNICEF Bike-Ambulances using Chinese bikes!

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    Talking African UNICEF Bike-Ambulances using Chinese bikes!

    African Bike-Ambulances using Chinese bikes!

    These purpose-built sidecar ‘ambulances’ are the latest form of motorcycling aid to be used in Africa and across the world. Based on Chinese JH125 and JH200s, they are designed in the UK then built in South Africa by e-Ranger who specialise in adapting vehicles for relief projects in the developing world.

    The lightweight, four-strokes are fitted with a rugged, purpose-built sidecar loaded with medical equipment and capable of carrying a prone patient. They are used to transport patients to health centres and hospitals often more quickly than traditional four-wheeled ambulances.

    The design is kept as simple and strong as possible to ensure reliability and easy repair. Leading link front suspension is used while ‘roof’ bars and an all-weather cover help protect the passenger.

    “The advantage of the motorbikes is that they can easily be managed at a lower level health facility,” said Joyce Mphaya of UNICEF, who use the machines in countries such as Sudan, Kenya and Afghanistan. “It is cost-effective in terms of fuel and you can easily move with the motorbikes to remote places, where there are no roads or where cars cannot go.”
    UNICEF and e-Ranger hope that by the end of 2011 1000 of the machines will be in service across the globe.


    Source: Bike ?ambulances? join Africa relief programme - | Motorcycle News | Bike News | Motorbike Videos | MCN

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    Well friends, it seems we are still far away from a world free of chinese maal but that's not the emphasis of my message. The emphasis is on the great idea behind it by UNICEF/ erangers.
    It's very much possible having emergency (if not mainstream) ambulances made out of bikes, and our Royal Enfield can serve as a great donor bike for such a purpose.
    Also, such ambulances can be used in rural areas with lesser space requirements and cost.
    How much should an Ambulance cost? Even a Middle segment car costs above Rs. 4 Lacs nowadays. So, does a "bikambulance" for Rs. 1.5 Lacs or so sound sense? It sure does to me.

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    good news, but designed in UK and built in south africa.........how come it is chinese? --even if the owner is chinese, this can still be a better product.

    and yes we can have these in india too, not only using bullet, but other bikes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    1. Well friends, it seems we are still far away from a world free of chinese maal but that's not the emphasis of my message. The emphasis is on the great idea behind it by UNICEF/ erangers.

    2. It's very much possible having emergency (if not mainstream) ambulances made out of bikes, and our Royal Enfield can serve as a great donor bike for such a purpose. Also, such ambulances can be used in rural areas with lesser space requirements and cost. How much should an Ambulance cost? Even a Middle segment car costs above Rs. 4 Lacs nowadays. So, does a "bikambulance" for Rs. 1.5 Lacs or so sound sense? It sure does to me.
    1. Chinese are not that low in technology as we percieve, they have world's fastest computers and fastest bullet trains and did some one thought bikes are complex than these ?
    2. There's no doubt, 2Ws are hell lot convinient !! There's lot of scams behind Ambulance services, in AP/K'taka, for every person transported to Hospital by 'Free Ambulance' Govt pays Rs.800/- or so to the private fleet owner, they in turn pay commission for the favor. In cuba, medical svcs is at doorstep, doctor comes to you (mostly on a cycle, not even a bike)!!

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    The Sheer thought of a RE as an ambulance makes me shudder!

    Somewhere someone:Wait the patient is critical, I need a bike ambulance
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug * its the bullet ambullence! *dug dug dug dug dug *

    Damsel in distress: The patient is critical and we cant use the 4W.
    amBULLet: Worry not, I am here!
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug *

    DID: Oh the day is saved!
    amBULLet: Wait, I think I lost my engine oil... I will be back with a new block and piston, hang in there patient!
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug *
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    Quote Originally Posted by satyenpoojary View Post
    The Sheer thought of a RE as an ambulance makes me shudder!

    Somewhere someone:Wait the patient is critical, I need a bike ambulance
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug * its the bullet ambullence! *dug dug dug dug dug *

    Damsel in distress: The patient is critical and we cant use the 4W.
    amBULLet: Worry not, I am here!
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug *

    DID: Oh the day is saved!
    amBULLet: Wait, I think I lost my engine oil... I will be back with a new block and piston, hang in there patient!
    *dug dug dug dug dug dug *
    Hilarious man! Lol!
    This amBULLet sounds like some sort of Super hero. Let's rename him EnfieldMan!

    Anyways, we have more torquey bikes now, like Karizma. Karizma can pull the sidecar with the patient and the medical equipment requirements.
    And to add to the context, karizma is cheaper than RE bikes, thus presenting a great deal for Hero Honda as well as the government.


    @ vipin: Wait! Did you say fastest Bullet Trains? Are you referring to China or Japan?
    Last edited by Samarth 619; 07-12-2011 at 12:50 AM.

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