Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is known for his style and attitude. He recently kicked off a 3,500 km motorcycle rally to revitalise the Cauvery river. Sadhguru, who is the founder of the Isha foundation launched the ‘Cauvery Calling’ motorcycle ride, which is aimed to transform the lives of 84 million people. The bike rally will also target to plant more than 242 crore trees in the basin.
The bike rally has already been kicked off in Karnataka. Sadhguru, who is leading the group of bikers on his customised Honda Africa Twin adventure bike will address at various public events. He is scheduled to address the gathering at Coorg, Myusuru, Mandya, Bengaluru, Tiruchy, Thanjavur, Chennai and Thiruvarur. The rally will conclude in Coimbatore.
Sadhguru has picked up an adventure bike to lead the rally. Following Sadhguru are numerous motorcycle riders who can be seen on the superbikes like Kawasaki Ninja 1000, Ducati Diavel, Honda African Twin, Ducati Multistrada, Suzuki V-Strom and Triumph Rocket III. Even though both these videos show only a part of the rally, we are sure that there are many more superbikes that are participating in the convoy.
Sadhguru can be seen riding on a customised Honda VFR X, which a bike designed for long-distance touring. We are not sure if the bike belongs to him or one of his devotees. Nonetheless, it gets an automatic transmission, spoked rims and a driveshaft instead of a chain.
The bike rally focusses on enhancing the wealth of the farmer while simultaneously impacting river flow and riverine ecosystems. To plant the trees and do afforestation, Isha Foundation has chosen millions of saplings. All these saplings have been chosen on the basis of local water, soil and water condition to ensure that they survive and turn into trees in a few years. These saplings will be planted by the farmers on their farmland and will be used by them for economic returns. It should be noted that there are several influential politicians, sportspersons, celebrities and businesses who have shown their support to the rally. It should be noted that the government of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have agreed to support the farmers with subsidies. Also, the governments will help in the partial transition to tree-based agriculture on their lands.
Sadhguru is followed by millions of supporters around the world including a lot of youth. Using such motorcycles and doing a bike rally for a noble cause attracts a lot of attention and that’s what exactly the bikes are for. With a high number of people taking an interest in the rally, it is bound to become popular and attract more youth and other people.
This is not the first time Sadhguru has ridden the bikes on the public roads. He is an avid biker and in the past, he has used bikes like Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and BMW RG1200S. Sadhguru also owned a few motorcycles in the past. A particular video of Sadhguru taking Baba Ramdev on a motorcycle joyride became extremely popular on the Internet last year. He was also seen in a Mercedes Benz G63 AMG for a similar ‘Rally for Rivers’ road trip.
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