Nomadic Knights has become the first motorcycle tour company in the world to receive Royal Enfield’s new ‘Himalayan’ adventure bike.
Nomadic Knights Managing Director, Alex Pirie, was this month handed the first of 15 shiny Himalayan bikes his India-based company is purchasing at Royal Enfield’s showroom in Goa.
Accepting the first bike during a handover ceremony with Royal Enfield, Alex Pirie said: “Royal Enfield’s new, ground-breaking Himalayan adventure bike promises to change the face of motorbike touring in India and I’m very proud Nomadic Knights is the first motorcycle tour operator to offer them on rides. Our Himalayan routes offer some of the best motorcycle adventure territory in the world and now our riders will be able to enjoy them in more comfort aboard a bike named after the world’s highest peaks. This new Himalayan bike is a real game-changer for motorbike touring and I can’t wait to share them with our adventure-seeking clients around the world during 2017.”
From April, 2017, Nomadic Knights will replace the classic Royal Enfield Bullet on its India tours with Royal Enfield’s Himalayan – the first new design for the revered motorcycle builder in 50 years. Established in 1893 and made in India, the legendary Royal Enfield brand of motorcycles is the oldest motorbike design in history.
The new Himalayan adventure bike is custom-designed for rough off-road mountain journeys and offers long-travel suspension, superior versatility, a brand new engine design and upright, all-day comfort.
A Scot who moved to India in 2008, Alex Pirie has ridden more than 200,000km across India on classic Royal Enfield motorbikes. Nomadic Knights attracts adventurers from around the world, with Australia, the UK and USA the key markets.