2018 Triumph Tiger Trails dates announced

2018 Triumph Tiger Trails dates announced

Triumph has announced the dates for the second edition of its ‘Tiger Trails’ expedition, which will be flagged off from Shimla on July 22 and end in Manali on July 27. The ride is open only for Triumph Tiger owners in the country and only 15 customers will be able to take part in the expedition. The riders will also get a five day off-road training programme before they embark on this expedition.  Participants will be riding close to 680km over the course of six days. The route will be Shimla – Sangla – Nako – Kaza  – Manali. A back up crew in a 4×4 SUV will double up as the sweep car which will have spare parts, puncture kit, tool kit first aid and emergency medical kits.

Here is the full text of the official press release from Triumph:  

India’s leading adventure motorcycling brand, Triumph Motorcycles India introduces the second edition of its exclusive and much sought-after Tiger Trails experience to Spiti. While safety is a crucial part of the Triumph value system, honing the safety do’s and don’ts doesn’t necessarily have to be boring. This year’s Triumph Tiger Trails will open the vast, serene vistas of the Spiti landscape to 15 Triumph Tiger customers. With a route less travelled and emergency teams in tow, these riders will ride through the Valley, building camaraderie over a common interest while picking upriding tips and tricks. As a brand, Triumph focuses on both the safety and the experiential aspect of adventure riding equally. Tiger Trails, the ride-cum-training program is carefully designed to cater to adventure riders who seek to move up from being riders to adventurers.

Speaking about the four-day programme, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India said, “The Triumph Tiger has been pivotal in building the adventure riding category and culture in India and is currently the market leader within this fast-growing segment. As the pioneer in this category, we have recently introduced the all new Tiger 800 and the Tiger 1200.With its state-of-the-art features and rider focused technology the new Tigers are suited for both on and off-road riding, ensuring superb stability and control. The Tiger Trails welcomes active riders who already travel extensively but also seek to make the most of their Tigers. We will be working on more of these curated programmes to further our commitment to building a safe riding culture in India, and to promote the spirit of adventure in the country.”

Taking a step beyond the Triumph Tiger Training Academy, 15 Triumph Tiger customers from all over India will participate in a 4-day trail starting from Shimla on 22ndJuly and will end on the 27thin Manali.The route chosen across Spiti will give the riders exposure to different terrains and challenges to make their ride/training holistic. Real-time training sessions outside the controlled environment of a track setup will help the riders prepare themselves for every riding scenario – whether man-made or nature-driven. Back-up facilities like a 4×4 sweep with mechanics and supplies such as medical kit, tool kit, puncture kit, spare parts, pumps etc, along with a VHF radio for communication will be with the riders all the times.

The itinerary for the trail is as below:




Day 1

Shimla – Sangla

180 kms – 6hrs

Day 2

Sangla – Nako

176 kms – 5hrs

Day 3

Nako – Kaza via Gyu&Dhankar

111 kms – 6hrs

Day 4

In Kaza – to Tashiganag&Demul

Day 5

Kaza – Manali

210 kms – 8hrs

Day 6

Depart from Manali

Actor and Triumph enthusiast Amit Sadh who will also be a part of the journey said,“I have ridden the Triumph Tiger regularly, but nothing beats riding it in the mountains and off-road trails, and that is what a Tiger is exactly meant for. I am looking forward to be a part of this training for the second time, not just because it will further improve my riding skills but will also give me some much needed me-time in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”

This year’s Tiger Trails will be preceded by a special 5-day off-road skills training programme, to prepare all riders making them ready for the expedition ahead. Led by the chief trainer of Triumph Motorcycles India’s Off-Road programmes Mr. Vijay Pramar, who is also the founder of the Rally Raid de Himalaya. Even this time, this edition is supported by Xplorearth, which is the logistics backbone for the Rally Raid de Himalaya and the pan-India National Superleague TSD Rally Championship.

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