Going down in the history books, the 2016 edition (13th edition) of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey is the first ever with women participants. The journey, a gruesome 2500 kms covering Leh-Ladakh, will be covered in 15 days. A total of 103 motorcyclists are participating in the 13th edition with 20 women riders.
The women-only ride will be accompanied by a women crew taking care of the servicing, technical glitches as well as riders.
Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice President, Sales, Services and Spares, Royal Enfield.
“For over six decades, Royal Enfield has been the motorcycle of choice for all those who have wanted to ride to the mountains. The Himalayan Odyssey has championed leisure motorcycling in the way it has initiated scores of people to ride to Ladakh. With each passing year, a new set of riders are initiated into this extraordinary expedition. This year, we have introduced the Himalayan Odyssey- Women, an exclusive all women’s ride that promises to be the ultimate motorcycling adventure for all women who ride a Royal Enfield. We have received an encouraging response towards this and we hope this ride becomes an inspiration for many more women to take up motorcycling in India.”
“The Himalayan is the culmination of Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home—the Himalayas. Our single biggest insight in all these years of riding has been that the best motorcycle for the Himalayas is not one that tries to dominate its landscape, but one that is able to go with its flow. With its purpose-built ground-up design, the Himalayan is a simple and capable go-anywhere motorcycle that will redefine adventure touring in India.”