Freedon of choice!
I am a great believer in freedoms for everyone with the least possible enforcements of laws and regulations.... but i gotta agree with Andy on this, India is one scary place to ride a motorbike! On a bike, you are at the very bottom of the automotive food chain and this is reflected how everything else on the road interacts with you, be they trucks, buses, cars, people, cows, pot holes and even people on bicycles!
Your choice, but i know what i would do, regardless, enjoy India, it is a fantastic place.
Some day so soon....