Triumph Flags Off Its First-ever Road Safety...
- Jun 1, 2018
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Planning to hit the highway this monsoon? Well, if you own a Triumph motorcycle, you're in luck. The British company is set to kick-off its second edition of the Tiger Trails experiences to Spiti. Only 15 lucky Triumph Tiger customers will get a chance to traverse through the scenic valleys and vistas of Spiti while picking up riding tips from the experts.
The four-day expedition will be flagged off from Shimla on 22 July and will conclude in Manali on the 27th. The riders will be backed up by a host of mechanic and medical crew. Triumph will also organize a 5-day off-road skills training programme to prepare the riders for the expedition. It will be conducted by Vijay Parmar, founder of Raid de Himalaya.
Here's the complete itinerary followed by the bikemaker’s official statement-
|Day 1||Shimla – Sangla||180 kms – 6hrs|
|Day 2||Sangla – Nako||176 kms – 5hrs|
|Day 3||Nako – Kaza via Gyu & Dhankar||111 kms – 6hrs|
|Day 4||In Kaza – to Tashiganag & Demul||-|
|Day 5||Kaza – Manali||210 kms – 8hrs|
|Day 6||Depart from Manali||-|
Press Release -
Triumph Motorcycles India takes adventure motorcycling to the next level with Tiger Trails Spiti 2.0
India’s leading adventure motorcycling brand, Triumph Motorcycles India introduces the second edition of its exclusive and much sought-after Tiger Trails experience to Spiti. While safety is a crucial part of the Triumph value system, honing the safety do’s and don’ts doesn’t necessarily have to be boring. This year’s Triumph Tiger Trails will open the vast, serene vistas of the Spiti landscape to 15 Triumph Tiger customers. With a route less travelled and emergency teams in tow, these riders will ride through the Valley, building camaraderie over a common interest while picking up riding tips and tricks. As a brand, Triumph focuses on both the safety and the experiential aspect of adventure riding equally. Tiger Trails, the 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 four-day programme, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India said, “The Triumph Tiger has been pivotal in building the adventure riding category and culture in India and is currently the market leader within this fast-growing segment. As the pioneer in this category, we have recently introduced the all new Tiger 800 and the Tiger 1200. With its state-of-the-art features and rider focused technology the new Tigers are suited for both on and off-road riding, ensuring superb stability and control. The Tiger Trails welcomes active riders who already travel extensively but also seek to make the most of their Tigers. We 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.”
Taking a step beyond the Triumph Tiger Training Academy, 15 Triumph Tiger customers from all over India will participate in a 4-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. 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.
Actor and Triumph enthusiast Amit Sadh who will also be a part of the journey said, “I have ridden the Triumph Tiger regularly, but nothing beats riding it in the mountains and off-road trails, and that is what a Tiger is exactly meant for. I am looking forward to be a part of this training for the second time, not just because it will further improve my riding skills but will also give me some much needed me-time in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”
This year’s Tiger Trails will be preceded by a special 5-day off-road skills training programme, to prepare all riders making them ready for the expedition ahead. Led by the chief trainer of Triumph Motorcycles India’s Off-Road programmes Mr. Vijay Pramar, who is also the founder of the Rally Raid de Himalaya. Even this time, this edition is supported by Xplorearth, which is the logistics backbone for the Rally Raid de Himalaya and the pan-India National Superleague TSD Rally Championship.
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