|12-15-2004, 09:51 AM||#1|
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Seattle (Berkeley with rain)
Need some India knowledge
To date, my touring has been limited to touring North America on my K75. It now looks as though I may be heading off to India for six months to a year for employment and am looking for any advice/iinsight from those familiar with India.
As I'll be working, I doubt I'll be going on any mutli-week sojourns but while I'm there, I'd like to pick up a bike and do some adventure riding. What I'll probably be doing is heading out from wherever I end up living on relatively short 2 or 3 day trips trips. (Although I do plan to make some time for a trip up to Kathmandu sometime while I'm there as I love Nepal.)
Looking for advice in the following areas:
1) Where to live for good riding. I may have a choice as to which major city I live in. Since I may have a choice, I may as well pick somehwhere where I can find some two-wheeled adventure. (FYI: What I condier good riding is riding which is moderately challanging from a tehcncial perspective with lots of culture and tourista for intellectual interest.)
2) General advice on riding there. I've rented 250's a couple of times in Kathmandu so I'm somewhat familiar with avoiding cows and the general mayhem of riding over there but any India-speicifc riding tips would be helpful.
3) What's a good bang for your buck approach to picking up a bike over there and what bike? I'm tempted to go with a 250 since I'll probably be just taking short trips but am not averse to advice on what else might be a good short trip adventure bike over there. Are there any half-assed bikes for a giid proce anyone would recommend? Obviously, reliability would be a nice thing and I'm willing to cough up extra dough to get it. I'd kind of like to go for a BMW 650 but it might be too much bike for my needs.
4) Licensing: What's it take to get a MC license over there?
Answers to my questions and any other advice is much needed and most appreciated.
- The Flying Duck
|01-12-2005, 01:45 AM||#4|
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Location: Kyoto, Japan
check this guys site out. he toured india and some bordering countries on a new 500 Enfield Standard Bullet. he got it for 65,000 Rupees or roughly $1,450.00 USD.
if you don't like that bike maybe you can learn something from his experiences.
|09-18-2011, 09:44 AM||#5|
Joined: Sep 2011
Dream to ride the Indonesian archipelago from Aceh to Papua on my KLX 150s
Ride to ancient hindu buhhda temples of the archipelago
Day trip from the northern coast of java to the southern coast
A day on mount Merapi volcano a couple of months after the eruption
Java and Bali road trip on my KLX 150s
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