Salman Khan who was recently in the headlines for an old case has resumed his work in Bollywood. Salman was recently seen riding a Royal Enfield in the Ladakh region with actress Jacqueline Fernandez. What exactly is happening here?
Salman can be seen riding a Royal Enfield Classic in the video. It starts with Jacqueline, who is riding pillion taking a selfie video of the ride and then a second camera showing both of them riding on the roads of Ladakh, which are considered a Mecca, for touring enthusiasts in India.
Salman Khan and Jacqueline have featured in a movie called Race 3. Currently, the movie is being shot in Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir and after the day’s shoot, Salman and Jacqueline reportedly took the bike to Kargil to explore the area. It is not known if they rode all through the way from Sonamarg to Kargil as it is quite a treacherous route. Backup vehicles can be seen following the bike but it is not known if they rode the whole 130 km route that takes about 4 hours.
Also, in the video, Jacqueline can be seen without a helmet, which can be extremely dangerous. The route goes through the mighty Zoji La pass that remains under snow for the better part of the year. It is quite possible that Salman asked someone for the motorcycle for the last few kilometres and Jacqueline also tagged along. However, a helmet is the minimal safety equipment that one should wear during motorcycle rides.
Salman is an avid bike lover and owns a range of motorcycles. He has also been seen riding Royal Enfield motorcycles in the movie Tubelight, which was also shot in the mountains. So Salman is not completely unfamiliar with mountain riding. He was also seen on a Royal Enfield on the sets of Sultan.
Salman is the brand ambassador of Suzuki motorcycles in India and owns quite a few exotic models like the Intruder M1800, Suzuki Hayabusa and Suzuki GSX-R1000. The Royal Enfield bikes have remained one of the favourite bikes of long-distance tourers, especially riders who go to Ladakh. The bikes offer a heavy low-end torque that helps riders overcome obstacles easily.
This year, the Srinagar-Leh road was opened for a few days and then heavy snowfall closed down the way. The Manali-Leh highway is also expected to open early next month to mark the start of the tourist season.