2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey Flagged Off
- Jul 9, 2018
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Triumph Motorcycles flagged off the second edition of its Tiger Trails expedition to Spiti Valley on July 22. The five-day ride will see 20 Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 customers traverse through the beautiful yet extremely challenging terrain of Himachal Pradesh. Day 1 and Day 2 of the ride involved riding from Shimla to Sangla, a distance of 180km, and Sangla to Nako, a 170km ride, respectively. The third day of the expedition will let the riders take on the 111km-long route from Kaza to Dhankar via Gyu, whereas Day 4 of the ride is will take them through Tashigang and Demul in Kaza. The final day of the ride will involve departing Kaza to the final destination - Manali - covering a distance of 210km.
Although the distance meant to be covered each day may seem less on paper, the tough mountainous terrain and broken stretches of tarmac will take the riders take an average of six hours to reach their destination each day.
And while the going may be tough, Triumph has taken care of all possible contingencies, like a 4X4 sweep, an ambulance and mechanical support that will follow the riders to all the destinations.
It is heartening to see major motorcycle manufacturers stepping into the adventure touring domain in recent years. Last week, Ducati concluded its 15-day expedition to the Ladakh region.
Triumph flags off Triumph Tiger Trails 2.0
Triumph Tiger owners made their way to Spiti for a second time
Leading adventure motorcycling brand, Triumph Motorcycles India flagged-off the second edition of its exclusive and much sought-after Tiger Trails experience to Spiti. Opening up the terrains of Spiti for another session of training, discovering and bonding, the brand is focusing equally on safety and experience through this annual event. This ride-cum-training program is carefully designed to cater to adventure riders who seek to move up from being riders to adventurers.
Speaking about the five-day programme, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India said, “With over 900 Tiger customers in the country Triumph Motorcycles does not just deliver great motorcycles, we also create an ecosystem in which the rider is equipped with the skill sets to ride deftly and safely. Our initiatives like the Triumph Tiger Trails and Tiger Training Academies have had an overwhelming response across India. With the recent introduction of the all new Tiger 800 and the Tiger 1200, the game just got better. We have and will be working on more of these curated programmes to further our commitment to building a safe riding culture in India, and to promote the spirit of adventure in the country.”
Veteran rider, adventure enthusiast and Triumph Tiger Academy chief trainer Mr. Vijay Parmar, feels this event is one-of-its-kind. - “Triumph Motorcycles is the first brand in India, that has taken the adventure motorcycling segment to the next level. Triumph is doing a commendable job by engaging with the customers and enthusiasts by making them experience the best potential of the tiger range of motorcycles. As a brand, they are always vocal about road safety and ensuring riders ride responsibly at all times. I am extremely happy to be associated with the brand and observe a great riding culture spread across its riders.”
The Tiger Trails comes after another successful Kashmir to Kanyakumari ride hosted by the brand earlier last month. Taking a step beyond the Triumph Tiger Training Academy, 20 Triumph Tiger customers from all over India are participating in the 5-day trail starting from Shimla on 22nd July and will end on the 27th in Manali. The route chosen across Spiti will give the riders exposure to different terrains and challenges to make their ride/training holistic and unlocking the true potential of their Triumph Tigers in the process. Real-time training sessions outside the controlled environment of a track setup will help the riders prepare themselves for every riding scenario – whether man-made or nature-driven. Back-up facilities like a 4x4 sweep with mechanics and supplies such as medical kit, tool kit, puncture kit, spare parts, pumps etc, along with a VHF radio for communication will be with the riders all the times.
2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey Flagged Off
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