Hayabusa road trip to Leh, Khardung La and back (Photos and Video)
Naveen Jangid, Amneet Pal Singh, Jasminder Singh and Gurpreet Singh Auluck, 4 friends from Delhi have done what no biker has ever done before. They have successfully mangaged to ride a Suzuki Hayabusa to world’s highest motorable road.
A trip to Ladakh on four bikes that included the Suzuki Hayabusa, Bajaj Avenger and 2 Royal Enfield Classic 500. The 1340cc Suzuki Hayabusa was put to the real test as this bike is not built to tackle such terrain or such high altitudes but proved its stance over the 13 day trip.
Setting out on 16th June, four friends were warned by locals that the Hayabusa was not a bike to be taken on this treacherous journey. However they stood by their decision and prepared the bikes for set off with sufficient fuel and supplies. The ride from Delhi’s Rajinder Da Dhaba took the friends onto Amritsar and then onto Pathankot where they stopped for the night.
One of the Enfields had some starting issues which were soon rectified after which the friends went onto Uddhampur and then on towards Srinagar. Day 4 saw the friends travel from Sonmarg to Zozilla Pass which is the one of the toughest pass in the world. Surprisingly, here the Hayabusa travelled with ease. Onward to Drass, Kargil and Lamayuru, the friends then travelled on to Leh where the Royal Enfield again had to be taken for basic repairs and service.
Day 7 goes down in history with the first Hayabusa bike in the world to reach the Khardung La Pass. The friends took photos and danced with joy at their achievement proving that the Hayabusa can actually take on the most challenging of terrains and weather conditions without any hitch. The friends met with a host of bikers from across India who were amazed to see the Hayabusa superbike in action in a region that is otherwise tough for normal bikes, and complete the journey without any major breakdowns. The friends then began their return journey to reach Delhi on June 29th.
via LehXtreme 2016
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