What started as a sewing needle company, in time, made its mark as a leading Motorcycle manufacturer. What was then a Motorcycle Manufacturing Company has today become a community. A community spread across borders, but not divided by them.
As RE gains one of the top positions in the Indian Motorcycle market the company has also revved up its online and offline presence. From Marquee rides like ‘Tour of Bhutan’ and the ‘Himalayan Odessey Xplore 2017’ to events such as ‘Ridermania’ and ‘Royal Enfield Scramble’, RE has covered various formats of riding events to flourish, nurture and sustain a brethren of bikers, a brethren always on the lookout for an opportunity to get on to the road and sometimes off it.
In the near future, RE has organised several rides for enthusiasts to tune up their riding skills and to take a relaxing break from their daily lives. “Unroad Maharashtra’ and ‘Unroad Karnataka are few of the upcoming rides on RE’s ride calendar.
Which brings us to ‘RE Coastal Trail 2018’, starting on 27th January, from Mumbai, this ride covers a list of coastal towns and cities along the Western coast. Covering a total distance of 1300kms, the RE convoy will be visiting some of the most scenic beaches on the western coast passing through Harihareshwar, Ganpatipule, Kunkeshwar, Agonda, Gokarna and Mangalore as they finally make their way up to the final stop Kozhikode.
The ride will commence over a period of 8 days with one day of resting period at Agonda in Goa. 24 riders have participated in this event, after being verified by the RE team. A day prior to the ride the RE team conducts gear scrutiny, briefing and first-aid training.
Riders from across India have registered for this ride. As riders assemble from states as far as Guwahati, Kerala, Gujarat and from Maharashtra, the Coastal Trail promises to be a ride filled with beautiful sights of beaches, seashores, creeks and sunset points.
The first stop, Harihareshwar, along with Diveagar and Shrivardhan falling on the route are some of the popular weekend getaway destinations for people residing in Mumbai or Pune. It is popular as a major pilgrimage center.
The next stop similarly is another pilgrim destination famous for it's orange Ganesha idol, Ganpatipule. From here the RE convoy will travel to Kunkeshwar, also known as Konkan Kashi, a village blessed by Lord Shiva.
As the convoy passes through Goa, a day of rest along with fun-filled activities are promised at Agonda.
With all the riders rejuvenated, the next day the convoy will travel further south to Gokarna, and then Mangaluru before ending the ride at a city where several historic journeys have ended, Kozhikode.
The ride promises to be a fun-filled, action-packed, social and cultural experience where unknown riders will bond over this period of 8 days.
As Royal Enfield conducts more and more rides, organise larger than life events, fuel the desires of this fraternity of riders they continue to create memories for riders, memories to cherish and revisit at times of serious wanderlust.