THE CLASSIC 500 EFI
This “stunner” brings with it the vintage charm & gives you the “Retro Bullet feel”. Yet it has many newer features like a 27 bhp electronic fuel injection engine, electric start, front disk brake, digital electronic ignition and of course; gears on left - brake on right side. Due to it's 800 mm saddle and easy riding it is a preferred Motorcycle for Indian touring conditions. Even on the Himalayan tours, many of our riders (purists) prefer riding it purely for the added sense of achievement of riding a Classic bike over some challenging conditions on these tours.
On our tours your luggage comes in the back-up vehicles which follow us & are not very far behind. However, if desired, you can bring a small back-pack to carry stuff needed during a ride, like your day pack, water, rain-gear, wind-breaker etc.). A list of other gear you’ll need to bring along on the tours is available under the Essentials Tab.
The New RE Himalayan 411 EFI
The Himalayan: This is the latest offering from the stables of Royal Enfield, their first venture into the "off-road" bikes segment. The tall stance, high placed handlebars, high ground clearance, the up-angled silencer and the belly pan prove their worth in the Himalayas. With a 21" front wheel and a rear "mono-shock" suspension, it can pretty much ride over everything. At 411cc / 24.5 bhp, it might not seem to be as powerful as you'd want. However, once you've been through the Himalayas on it, you might perhaps be glad that you didn't have any more power..
ATUL BHARDWAJ - 41 Yrs
owner of ABoriginal Tours, leads almost all the tours himself. His ""testimonials" speak for him as there is hardly any without a mention of his "organization skills", "attention to detail", "local knowledge", "extreme professionalism", et al. And as one customer puts it, "Atul becomes a friend to us all with his good humour & such a friendly nature."
DHEERAJ TANWAR - 39 Yrs
Dheeraj has been leading tours for us for more than 3 years now. As Atul's 2-I-C he has quickly learned the "nitty-gritties" of leading motorcycle tours. His experience is a great asset and he has earned his place as a valuable member of the organisation.
SURESH - 27 Yrs
Tour Assistant This young lad is the "all-rounder" of the team and manages everything from looking after the bikes (specially when we’re not touring) to maintaining files & keeping stock of our gear, spares/ accessories etc. (even our beers !)... All these years with Rajender and we can say that he's already half a mechanic as well. A great value to the team.
RAJENDER - 26 Yrs
Chief Mechanic This lad gave up working in a RE workshop to join us. He loves being on the tours rather than the “9 to 5” routine of a regular workshop. Besides being an exceptional mechanic, his meticulous work on our bikes keeps them in tip-top shape throughout the year. The rest of the crew... ... Drivers, assistants... our back-up support vehicles.