Most of the Sri Lanka youths like to own their motorcycle to enhance their life style. They spend from Rs 100,000/- to Rs 120,000/- to own their dream motorbike. first their choice is its color, then the sound it produces it comes in to their imagination. Most of them used to own 250 CC powered Japanese Motorcycles. But its fuel consumption make many of them to back off their idea due to heavy cost of living here.
In this case they look for the Japanese designed motorcycles that were assembled in India and and used to be imported by corporate companies. Some of them pay cash on purchase and get rid of paying the monthly installment that come behind the leasing or financing from finance companies.
Very few people use to modify the exhaust pipe with modern one to get smart sound and other peoples attention on their motorbike and the person riding it. Likewise few people used to stick specially designed stickers on the body of their motor bikes but some people avoid it as the machines may lose their second hand market value due to those stickers. There are youngsters used to fit funny horns and lighting in their motorbikes.
The dangerous thing they do now is to show their new life style to their friends. By making video clips with the help of their friends while they achieve high speed on their motorcycle on remote roads. This is everyone’s dream after buying their motorcycle. But pity, many lost their lives after trying the high speed and hitting other vehicles or going out of the road.
Now in Sri Lanka specially in Colombo, you can view Yamaha FZ motorcycles on the roads which are priced around Rs 350,000/- Rs 450,000/- and are becoming more popular with the younger generation. The Bajaj motorcycles still leads the overall motorcycle sales here.