Here at Blazing Trails we use late-model, 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets, or RE Himalayans for our tours in India and Burma. The 400cc Enfield Himalayan adventure bike is used on our high-altitude routes in Ladakh, Spiti Valley and Zanskar; the Bullet on Himalayan Foothills and South Indian tours.
Power delivery is ‘friendly’ on both models, with peak torque being made at low revs. This makes the Enfield Bullet ideal for relaxed touring in ‘cruise mode’. Enfields are also very tough (a necessary trait on the back roads we like to travel), comfortable and, with a low centre of gravity, are very easy to handle. These bikes are maintained by our own mechanics, who join us on tour to take care of day-to-day maintenance. Wherever possible, our mechanics will fix bike damage without labour charges. Parts will be charged to the rider at local costs.