Zigwheels Home

Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2012 ends in Goa

by Harket Suchde Posted on 29 Nov 20126,017 Views Comments

Royal Enfield's flagship Rider Mania 2012 in Goa featured over 1600 participants, making it the best attended edition so far



Venki Padmanabhan at Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2012




Royal Enfield’s annual Rider Mania draws Bulleteers from across the country. This year’s three-day festival that ended on November 25 was staged at the Vagator Hilltop in Goa.


The highlights of the first day was the slow race that involved a lap around the race track in the slowest possible time and the Figure of 8 team race, where teams set their  fastest lap times on figure 8 shaped track. 


Day two featured dirt track races for 350cc and 500cc bikes, and the assembly wars where 4-member teams disassembled and reassembled their Enfields. 


The final day featured the cleanest bike competition, and a biker-centric version of lemon and spoon race, where riders raced to the finish line while balancing a lemon inside a spoon. Then the streets of Goa were the venue for the ceremonial Celebration Ride. The Custom bike competition was followed by the arm wrestling competition, and a rousing party marked the end of the 2012 festivities.


Dr Venki Padmanabhan, CEO, Royal Enfield, said, “All great journeys deserve great destinations. Royal Enfield has pioneered great journeys for decades on Indian roads. And for a decade now we conduct an annual festival called Rider Mania to create a compelling reason for riders across India to collect their friends and go for a long ride. For the past four years that destination has been on Vagator Beach in Goa. Over these 10 years mostly through word of mouth the attendance at this festival has grown to almost 1500 participants this year from across India, spending three days of music, mirth and odd riding skills!” 


The Rider Mania 2012's musical entertainment featured the Raghu Dixit Project, Mumbai band Zedde, and electronic duo Shaa’ir and Func who did their bit to keep the bikers’  spirits rocking. 


Also read: Royal Enfield REUNION 2012 achieves record attendance

Post Your Comment

Do you like this story?

Sign up for our customized BIKER newsletter today.

Royal Enfield to host REunion North in Manali

by Team ZigWheels

Riders will be engaged in a host of fun events...

Royal Enfield appoints new distributor in Colombia

by Preetam Bora

Royal Enfield has appointed the Corbeta Group for...

Royal Enfield Continental GT: Battling poor sales

by Preetam Bora

Continental GT is failing at bringing in more...


Hyosung Aquila 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Suzuki Inazuma TVS is back in the fray with the refreshed 2014 TVS Wego 110 Bajaj Discover 150S World Ducati Week at Misano Triumph Tiger 800XC trail riding Karizma Cafe Racer Ariel Ace


Yamaha R25 and Valentino Rossi: Official Video

Valentino shares his thoughT on the latest 250cc offering from the stables of Yamaha - the R25

2014 Triumph Street Triple R: Walkaround video

As part of its 2014 update Triumph has added a new shade for the Street Triple R christened as...


Read Next Story