The Royal Enfield Tour of Bhutan was flagged off from Siliguri early morning on the 5th of May. Over 30 riders on their Royal Enfield motorcycles were flagged off amidst much fanfare as they rode out into the eastern Himalayas. The Darjeeling Enfielders, a local Royal Enfield enthusiasts club turned up in strength to show their solidarity towards fellow Royal Enfield riders.
Royal Enfield has been very active in organizing motorcycle touring events in India and looking at the huge fan following that the manufacturer has, it will be an understatement to say that such events have been quite successful in the past.
This will be the first factory backed tour to the neighbour ever. This tour will see bulletsw thumping across Indian states of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam. The motorcycles will then greet the excellent roads of Bhutan. The Tour is led by experienced riders from Royal Enfield who shall also guide the other riders about the tricks of riding across such challenging terrain.
The Tour of Bhutan will end on the 15th May. The tour will cover nearly 1,600 Km across 10 riding days.