Royal Enfield looks back at iconic rides on World Motorcycle Day

Written by AnantaSaranNayak

Royal Enfield remembers some of its epic moments from the Royal Enfield EPIC rides on the occasion of World Motorcycle Day. Under the ‘Pure Motorcycling experience,’ the brand has brought its entire community together to participate in various events and explore new places. But given the current pandemic situation, the riding community has been the worst hit. And, for the safety of everyone, Royal Enfield is urging its customers to stay at home in these unprecedented times. And hence, the company reflects upon some of its memorable moments from the previous Royal Enfield EPIC rides so that the customers can vicariously enjoy the moments.

The Karakoram Expedition

Royal Enfield undertook this event in collaboration with the Indian Army. This expedition happened in the winter season, with the temperature getting as low as -40C. The Karakoram Pass in the Himalayan Heights is one of the most extreme places in India to ride. This was one of the riders’ most adventurous experiences, spanned over nine days, covering over 1,000 km. And, through this expedition, Royal Enfiled gave a tribute to the immortal courage and bravery of the Indian Army.

Astral Ride Experience

Photography and Motorcycling go hand in hand, and with the growing social networking web, this has become one of the most loved hobbies for many. Royal Enfield had organized the Astral Ride, which was a perfect blend of the thrill of riding and the joy of photography. This year’s event saw the participants experience the famous salt plains of the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. One of the key attractions of the Rann of Kutch is the spectacular view of the sky from its open field. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has the perfect match for this event.

Himalayan Adventure Of Rongbuk

This expedition saw the riders explore the high mountains of Nepal and Tibet. One of the main highlights of this expedition was the journey to the Shishapangma and the Cho Oyu base camps. The riders also got to see the magnificent three of the eight thousand meter peaks in the world, including the world’s tallest peak, i.e. Mt. Everest.

The Himalayan Odyssey

This marquee ride took the riders through the Himalayan landscape via some of the most challenging roads. This also involved water crossings, uncharted roads and much more. Another key aspect of this event was to spread awareness to eliminate “single-use-plastic-ride” in the valley. To help this cause, the riders did not use any bottled water and instead carried dispensers along the way. The event started from Chandigarh with a total of 60 riders. The total distance covered in this journey was around 2,000 km which spread over a period of 15 days.

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