Every enthusiastic bike rider has a bucket list which contains several places to go for a road trip. Some of the most popular names in a biker’s dictionary when it comes to bike trips consist of Spiti, Lahaul, and Ladakh among others. Every year, a large number of riders ride across the country to visit these places and enjoy a few moments in the lap of nature. However, one never knows when bad luck may strike and the bike may stop functioning at such altitudes. For the same, Royal Enfield has inaugurated two high altitudes authorised service stations in Himachal Pradesh, one on the hugely popular Manali-Leh highway leading to Ladakh, and one in Kaza, the sub-divisional headquarters of the remote Spiti Valley.
The two new service centres are located in Keylong and Kaza to be precise. These routes witness a huge number of Royal Enfield motorcyclists travelling over them every year going to Ladakh and through Spiti Valley. Both these service centres, therefore, will cater to a large number of Royal Enfield riders who travel through these areas. To let you know, Royal Enfield now has a total of 13 authorised service centres in Himachal Pradesh and 943 service centres across the country. Speaking on the occasion, Shaji Koshy, Head – India Business, Royal Enfield said
“The Himalayas has been the spiritual home to Royal Enfield, and for over 60 years, riding enthusiasts have traversed these mountains on our motorcycles. Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the number of people riding to the Himalayas on Royal Enfields. With the expansion of our service network in Himachal Pradesh at Kaza and Keylong, we have ensured that riders get adequate support even at high altitudes and challenging terrains. With places like Leh, Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti getting featured on every rider’s bucket list, these service centres will cater to riders travelling to Leh region from any of the two routes – via Manali or Shimla,”
Both these new centres are apparently spread over 1,500 sq ft of area and offer full-service facilities with four service bays and a crew of fully trained and authorized Royal Enfield service personnel who will provide support to all riders on these routes. Royal Enfield has an established network of dealerships across India, including key remote locations in Ladakh and rest of Jammu and Kashmir along with Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim among others. Since all these places are populated by Royal Enfield bikers, the brand tires to provide authorized service to them and cater to them in case of emergency situations regarding the bike. Royal Enfield is currently working on the new generation models of the Classic and Thunderbird bike series which will be probably launched next year.
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