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Suzuki Flags Off 4200km Tri-cultural Ride

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  • Aug 17, 2018
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Two riders astride their Suzuki Intruder 150 Fi will traverse from Delhi all the way to Bangkok

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Suzuki Flags Off 4200km Tri-cultural Ride

On the eve of Independence Day, Suzuki Motorcycles India flagged off its tri-cultural ride that will take two riders and their Intruder Fi across three nations - India, Myanmar and Thailand. The riders - Sonia Jain and Abhishek Mishra - set off from India Gate in New Delhi and will travel a total distance of 4,500km before ending the trip in Bangkok, Thailand. The journey will take them through major cities such as Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Patna; and some cities in the North-East, including Nagrakata, Guwahati, Dimapur and Imphal, before entering Myanmar from Tamu.

Suzuki Flags Off 4200km Tri-cultural Ride

 

They will then travel towards Bangkok either through Golden Rock or Tachileik, depending upon the weather conditions. The ride is expected to commence during the first week of September.

Speaking on the occasion, Sajeev Rajashekharan, EVP, SMIPL, said, “We are happy to back this great initiative undertaken by Abhishek and Sonia to promulgate international brotherhood through this tri-cultural ride. We wish them luck to face all the known and unknown challenges they might have to go through on this journey.”

Suzuki Intruder 150 Fi

Out of the two riders, Sonia Jain is a known competitive motorcyclist. She entered the Limca Book of Records in 2017 for riding 100 motorcycles. Sonia was also the first women rider to complete a ride on a 900cc motorcycle from Delhi to Mana.

“The Brotherhood Tri-cultural ride has been my dream. I am absolutely thrilled to embark on this journey aboard the Suzuki Intruder, connecting the three nations whilst we explore their different terrains, diversified cultures, traditions and way of life. There is so much that I am looking forward to right from challenging the unknown to spectacular natural landscapes but most of all I am looking forward to inspiring and be inspired,” said Sonia.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Fi

Abhishek Verma, on the other hand, is a three-time Ironman winner and has also completed the Ultraman run. He describes himself as a “Triathlete, Marathoner, Ultra Runner, Adventurer, Adrenalin Junkie and a Fitness Enthusiast.”

“Being an Indian triathlete I have visited several countries representing India in triathlons. While doing this I realised how it's easy to strengthen the brotherhood between countries by understanding their values and telling them about yours. Keeping that in mind, we decided that why not cover the newly opened friendship corridor which got opened with the purpose of strengthening the brotherhood. When we looked out for help to execute this ride, Suzuki came on board because of the shared synergy of thought behind the Intruder motorcycle. As an endurance athlete I am looking forward to this exciting 3 weeks, and enhance my life with learning and experience,” said Abhishek.

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