~ 15 riders to ride to the Land of Thunder Dragon~
New Delhi, 08th October, 2016: Royal Enfield’s soul stirring marquee ride- Tour of Bhutan is back with its fifth edition in October 2016. The ride to the mystical land of the Thunder Dragons will see 15 riders journeying 1,700 kilometers over 12 days, through the uncharted terrains of the Himalayan range. The Tour will be flagged off from Siliguri, West Bengal on October 17 and will culminate in Guwahati on October 27. Registrations for the Tour of Bhutan have already begun on the Royal Enfield website: http://royalenfield.com/tob/
For centuries, Bhutan has captured the imagination of people from all corners of the globe. This October, the ride to this mystical land, will flag off from Siliguri to embark on an epic journey to Thimphu in Bhutan and culminating at Guwahati, Assam. Locked away in the mountainous vastness of the Himalayas, with an average elevation of 4500m, this ride promises an adventure of a lifetime. Riding to Thimphu, riders will experience the world’s hardest terrains with some of the steepest mountains, winding mountain roads, slushy off-road trails and scenic stretches through pristine forests. The ride is an opportunity for riders who seek to look beyond the ordinary and venture into the unchartered territories of one of the most challenging terrains in the world.
The Tour of Bhutan is one of the most picturesque and scenic rides in Royal Enfield’s calendar and is indeed a ride right into the dragon’s lair. This unique adventure in the Himalayan Kingdom will traverse through the snow-capped mountain peaks in the eastern Himalayan ranges, namely the black mountains and the Shivaliks. The route has been chalked out specifically to challenge the riders with the winding mountain roads; majestic mountain ranges; water crossings & slush, gravel tracks, cross narrow suspension bridges as well as straight stretches. This year, the riders will ride through the panoramic view of the Himalayan kingdom from Siliguri through Phuntsholing, Paro (one of the most scenic spots on the route), Thimphu, Tsirang, Trongsa and, Tashigang, Samdrup Jongkhar and finally culminate at Guwahati. Those who still want to get more out of their ride, choose to trek to the Thaksang monastery(Tigers nest), a tough trek but the experience is totally worth the effort. This ride promises to test the Royal Enfield riders’ grit and offers an opportunity to leave their marks on the most challenging and adventurous terrains in the world.
This ride promises to test the Royal Enfield riders’ grit and offers an opportunity to leave their marks on the most challenging and adventurous terrains in the world.
● Registrations open at http://royalenfield.com/tob/
● Registrations will be open for 20 participants for Tour of Bhutan
● For more details, please visit www.royalenfield.com to stay updated
Royal Enfield seeks to provide its loyalists with an unadulterated “pure motorcycling” experience, wherein the man, machine and the terrain come together as one, enriching the whole riding experience. The Tour of Bhutan holds true to its promise of exciting and inspiring motorcyclists making it an experience to cherish for a lifetime.
About Royal Enfield:
The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-sized motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 50% growth every year for the last 5 years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.
Royal Enfield’s product line‐up in India includes the Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird models in 350 and 500cc displacement along with Continental GT 535cc café racer and the newly launched purpose built Himalayan powered by the new LS410 engine. Royal Enfield operates through 17 company-operated stores and 500 dealers in all major cities and towns in India, and exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally , more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world to the lovely beaches of Goa, and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular ‘One Ride’ where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April. Be a part of one of the largest communities of motorcycling enthusiasts; like Royal Enfield on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RoyalEnfield