Royal Enfield celebrates the spirit of riding as a precursor to Himalayan Odyssey

To celebrate the growing passion of community riding amongst motorcycling enthusiasts and riders, Royal Enfield hosted an event with the riding community at Royal Enfield’s exclusive gear store in Khar, Mumbai on Saturday. The evening witnessed participation by over 30 men and women motorcycle enthusiasts and riders who engaged in conversations around Himalayan Odyssey and community riding overall.

Influencers from the motorcycle community engage with riders and participants at Royal Enfield's meet _ greet as a pre-cursor to Himalayan Odyssey 2017

Himalayan Odyssey is considered one of the most gratifying motorcycle journeys in the world from Delhi to Khardung-La – the highest motorable road in the world at 18300 feet above sea level, passing through some of the toughest terrains and rough weather conditions and terrifying mountain passes. For this year’s edition, Royal Enfield is taking around 50 participants all over India.

The main theme of the gathering was to encourage more people to follow the passion for motorcycling and as a pre-cursor to the preparation for Himalayan Odyssey. Some of the experienced riders provided some golden tips about riding in the Himalayas to those riders who are visiting that terrain for the first time. The Royal Enfield’s 14th edition of Himalayan Odyssey which will be held from July 6th to July 23rd this year.

Akhtar Sheikh, participant of HO 2017, and an avid rider shares his experience of riding on Royal Enfield motorcycles at meet & greet in Mumbai

The Himalayas have been the mecca for motorcyclists and the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey has been their choice of journey to ride through the mighty mountains. Year on year Royal Enfield riders gather at Delhi to thump all the way to Khardung-La to experience one of the most memorable motorcycling journeys in the world. The ride will be flagged off on saturday, 8th July, 2017 from India Gate, New Delhi.

The riders will witness the weather shifting remarkably, from scorching hot to icy cold as they make their way to the picturesque regions of the Himalayas, through one of the most hostile environments for motorcycling including Narkanda, Sarchu, Jispa and Leh, all the way to Khardung-La. Each turn exposes the riders to a new landscape like no other, eventually getting them surrounded by the overwhelming beauty of the great Himalayan peaks.

At a time when our lives have been narrowed down by our professional selves, Himalayan Odyssey appeals to the free spirited motorcycle rider in oneself and quintessential seeker of life beyond concrete jungles. The ride emphasises on harmony with the terrain while at the same time encouraging one to overcome their personal barriers and realise the potential that lies within them.

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