Please bear with me as this page and many others are in build.

Hopefully I will get to inform you all about my business with buying a bike in Nepal, the highs and lows of a Royal Enfield and list all the accomodations I've used.

The blog was initially for family and friends but as six months have now passed I feel theirs enough information to give people an idea of what they are letting themselves in for when they decide to ride in India, Nepal or Bangladesh.

Having over 100gb's of photo's it's also about time I posted a few more up, so as with all New Years resolutions, I'll try my best.

Till I get to sort this out, please enjoy my blog.


Accomodation list is now up for viewing, click here to see. I'm trying to save web space and speed up loading time hence images on the links are not the greatest quality, hopefully they should give you an idea.

Current cost of an Enfields from a dealer in Chennai India as of 04/02/09, Please note these motorcycles are unable to be covered by a Carnet!

Southern Motors

651 Anna Salai,

Chennai 06

Machismo 500, otr 113636rps inc 3408 reg ins and mis expenses, 8165 road tax for life, 12.5% vat 11340, basic before is 90722rps.

Machismo 350, otr 102112, reg,ins and misc 2747, road tax 7360, inc vat 10223, basic before is 81782rps.

Standard Bullet 350, otr 80630, reg,ins and misc 2353, road tax 5799, inc vat 8053, basic before is 64425rps.

Helpful Contacts Please mention the site if you do happen to use any of them

Location Company/Address Details  
Nepal/Kathmandu Dugar Brothers and Sons, Industrial District, Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal, ph 4362992, mob9841799025. The only Royal Enfield Importer in Nepal, Pujen Nakarmi is the chap to speak too.  
Nepal/Kathmandu Royal International M/C Spares & Accessories, Kantipath, Kathmandu, rimsp@mcmail.com.np, imsp@mos.co.np, ph 4240385, mob 9851060693. Mr Tulsi, a good honest man who will do anything to help, if he can't help he knows a man who can. Good friend of the metal smiths/ blacksmith (panniers made to design) and Mr Dulal (RBI) if you can't locate him.  
Nepal/Kathmandu Adventure Shangrila Travel and Tours, Thamel, Kathmandu, shang@mos.com.np, ph 977-1-4254483, 4260465, 4258638. www.adventureshangrila.com. Internet, fax, scanning, phone, all assets for sorting paperwork back home, close to Hotel Blue Horizon, Binod, Dinesh, and Sanjeeb a good team of lads willing to help with all your needs.  
Nepal/Kathmandu RBI, Rajan Dulal, Thahity, Jyatha (1st Floor), Kathmandu, rajandulal@hotmail.com, rbidulal@gmail.com, ph+977-1-4257952, mob 9851059715. Anything needs making, tailoring or repairing, bike covers, tank bags, down jackets can all be made to measure with what ever materials required. All made to last, Rajans kit has conquered Everest many times as per sherpa pics on the wall.  
England/Bristol Paul Gowen, Senior Travel Advisor, RAC Carnet Section, Great Park Rd, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4QN, pkgowen@rac.co.uk, ph01454-208000, fax208863. Before going anywhere you need to sort out a Carnet for your bike. Paul at the RAC HQ is the man to contact, he's very helpful with all that paperwork stuff and sorting out problems on route. A busy man so please read all the documentation first. www.rac.co.uk  
India/Chennai Noor Motorcycles, 23 Harris Rd Pudupet, Chennai 2, ph 2858 5065/ 2852 7384. Genuine Royal Enfield parts dealer.  
India/Chennai Jaf Auto Garage, 63 Harris Rd, Pudupet, Chennai 2, ph 044-2841 8992. Royal Enfield Garage operating since 1944, a good team with attention to detail.  
India/Chennai Mr C.P.Saravanan, GGL Line, 5th Floor 125/2, new 257, Angappa Naicken St, Chennai-600 001, ph 91 044 30480176, saravananjnmaa@gglline.com, www.gglline.com After seeing this company mentioned on HU I decided to check them out for future movements. All looked pretty good, $300 for shipping to Thai, Mala,Singa one way inc all crating.  
Sri Lanka/Negombo Yellow Fleet Bike Tours, Mr Hanees, 279 Lewis Place, Negombo, ph 077-6267866, mob 0777-765919, rentabike_5@hotmail.com, www.srilanka-motorbike-tours.com.

Helpful chap, all legit with insurance, took the only machine on offer, roadworthy with smooth tyres, most bikes are always out but that goes for all the Negombo bike renters ? (4 wks and only saw two other renters). The front lights are set to on with the ignition, get them put off otherwise you have most of S.L stopping you and telling you you've left your lights on. Makes you look a pratt !



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