Royal Enfield Tour of Rajasthan 2013 flagged off from Jaipur
Royal Enfield Tour of Rajasthan 2013
flagged off from Jaipur
February 05, 2013: Royal Enfield’s flagship ride, the Tour
of Rajasthan (TOR) was flagged off today from the Royal Enfield
Brand Store located on Ajmer Road in the Pink City of Jaipur by the Chief Guest,
Shri. Raghuveer Saini, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur. This year,
30 riders are journeying through the scenic landscapes of Rajasthan’s Thar
Desert region in 10 days, covering a distance of 2210 kms on their Royal Enfield
motorcycles. This non competitive leisure motorcycling ride promises to be an unforgettable
experience for the participants.
Speaking on the Tour of Rajasthan, Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice
President-Sales & Marketing, Royal Enfield said “The Tour
of Rajasthan is one of the most fulfilling Royal Enfield rides in India where one
can experience a variety of riding terrains in the midst of stunning landscapes.
The TOR goes a long way in promoting the concept of practical leisure motorcycling
that Royal Enfield has championed for half a century now. TOR is not just a motorcycling
ride but it is in fact a historical passage through time that is stimulating and
rejuvenating for all the riders. The TOR is a fantastic opportunity for Royal Enfield
enthusiasts to come and ride together in the spirit of motorcycling”
The thumping cavalcade of riders will pass through Mahansar, Bikaner, Jamba, Jaisalmer,
and Jodhpur and will reach Ajmer on February 13th. The riders shall then
ride back to Jaipur, on February 14th. The route has been specifically
chalked out to give the riders a good mix of smooth and challenging terrain that
take the riders through the country roads, sand crossings, exciting hilly roads
through ancient mountain ranges, shifting sand dunes and even a flat dry salt lake.
The weather and the rapidly changing terrains will pose a formidable challenge even
to the seasoned riders.
The Tour of Rajasthan is one of the most scenic rides in the country from start
to the finish. The riders shall take the road heading to Bikaner where they will
see the Junagarh fort, at Sam the riders will ride on the famous Longewala border
road marking the 1971 battle fields, where scores of derelict army tanks will bear
the testimony of our famous victory. On the way to Jaisalmer, the riders will come
across beautiful, yet tricky to ride sand dunes. This is one of the most favourite
haunts for all motorcyclists as they gather for some dune-bashing. At Pali, enroute
Jodhpur, the temple of Bullet Baba, otherwise known as Om Banna will await the riders.
The shrine houses the Royal Enfield Bullet that was once ridden by Om Banna and
is a pilgrimage for many Royal Enfield riders. After crossing Jodhpur, the riders
will ascend into the Aravallis till they reach Ajmer on the penultimate day. The
last day of the ride from Ajmer to Jaipur is through the Sambhar Lake, where the
riders will ride through its flat, dry salt lakebed. The remote routes on which
the riders shall ride on are often not even marked on any map. For additional safety
and convenience to riders, support vehicles with servicing crew will be accompanying
the riders throughout the journey.
Royal Enfield is a pioneer in practical leisure motorcycling and regularly organises
rides across the country. The purpose of these rides is to bring together Royal
Enfield enthusiasts from across the country and share the experience of riding together.
The rides are planned through locations that give our loyalists that extra bit of
thrill, excitement and that rejuvenation that comes while riding our motorcycles.
About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in continuous existence, Royal Enfield made its first
motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, it has been a pioneer of
powerful four stroke technology since 1955 in India. With its manufacturing base
in Chennai, India, the company offers a variety of models catering to the needs
of the traditional segments, the enthusiasts, the leisure bikers and the urban youth.
Royal Enfield’s domestic line-up includes the Bullet 350, Bullet Electra,
Classic 350, Classic 500, Classic Chrome, Desert Storm and the Thunderbird 500 and
350. Royal Enfield operates through 11 brand stores, 180 dealers in all major cities
and towns, and over 100 Authorised Service Centres. Internationally its motorcycles
are exported to over 30 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK,
several European countries and the Middle East.
Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many enthusiast activities, events and
rides across the country, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering
of Royal Enfield riders from all over the country and the Himalayan Odyssey, the
largest motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes
in the region of Himachal and Ladakh.
About Eicher Motors Limited:
Eicher Motors Limited, incorporated in 1982, is the flagship company of the Eicher
Group in India and a leading player in the Indian automobile industry. Its 50-50
joint venture with the Volvo group, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, designs, manufactures
and markets reliable, fuel-efficient commercial vehicles of high quality and modern
technology, engineering components and provides engineering design solutions. Eicher
Motors manufactures and markets the iconic Royal Enfield motorcycles. In 2011, Eicher
Motors recorded the highest ever revenues of INR 5716 crores (USD 1.08 billion).
Please visit our new website: www.eicher.in
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