Royal Enfield has added a new ride format to its calender this year. Called 'Scramble', this ride will revolve around adventure and exploration. The first of this event will be flagged off on 14th June and stretch till 18th June. It will take place in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
The Scramble will be based on a rally format inculcating the speed-time-distance for awarding points. The points will be based on overall standing in a day. Maximum average speed will be restricted to below 45 kmph, and there will also be a series of 'tests'. Competitors will be given speed charts and road books at the beginning of the rally.
The rally will include riding to the Giri river vally and Sutlej river valley and conclude at Koti resorts. There will be 35 teams in total in the Scramble - 25 teams of two (men), five teams of two (women) and five other teams of two (mixed).
Royal Enfield organising several such events, including the Himalayan Odyssey, which will be flagged off on 6th July. Other rides include one from Hyderabad to Leh on 2nd June, 'Quest to Ladakh' on 4th June and other motorcycle and car expeditions.
Through these rides and community initiatives, Royal Enfield plans to encourage more and more customers to participate in exploration rides. The brand says that particularly Himalayan riders will be able to make the most of Scramble, which is adventure inclined.
Adventure riding has been catching on in the country at a rapid pace, with Royal Enfield registering healthy sales numbers for their adventure touring motorcycle, the Himalayan.