Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan 3rd edition has been flagged off by Mr. R.K Sachdeva, Regional Manager (West Bengal & North-East), Royal Enfield. Tour of Bhutan is a 7 day motorcycling experience through the Land of Dragons, black mountains and the Shivaliks. 20 riders on Royal Enfield motorcycles are part of this year’s tour.
Participants began their journey from Siliguri in West Bengal and ride to Thimpu from Darjeeling through Phuentsolling, Paro, Bumathang, Tashigang and finally return to Guwahati covering a distance of 1,500 kilometres.
Speaking on the Tour of Bhutan, Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Royal Enfield said “The Tour of Bhutan is one of the most scenic rides in our tour calendar that promises unique sights and sounds of the Himalayan region. This marquee ride in the eastern region will have great roads and sweeping turns in the midst of picturesque landscapes that will provide a ‘pure motorcycling’ experience to each of our participants”
“The Tour of Bhutan flag off also coincides with Royal Enfield One Ride, a ride that celebrates every Royal Enfield rider, anywhere in the world. One Ride takes place on the first Sunday of every April and on this day we encourage all Royal Enfield owners across the world to ride their motorcycles with their friends and family” added Mr. Koshy.
Riders across Darjeeling and Siliguri gathered at Siliguri to celebrate One Ride 2014, and travelled from Siliguri to Sevoke along with the Tour of Bhutan contingent. One Ride 2014 was celebrated by over 3300 Royal Enfield customers and enthusiasts. Tour of Bhutan preparations saw riders arrive in Siliguri, West Bengal, to get their rides in shape and attend the pre-ride briefing. On Day 1, riders undertook a 100 km journey from Siliguri, the gateway of Northeast India, to the ‘Queen of Hills’ Darjeeling. On Day 2, riders enteredcrossed over into Bhutan at Phuentsolling.