It’s been a busy 2020-21 at Mantra Surf Club since the season began post-lock-down last year. We haven’t had a single break in the last 6 months as there’s been a boom in domestic travel and people seeking outdoor activities with work-from-home options.

Finally, we managed to take a week-long break for maintenance and decided to get recuperated for few days in the hills of Chikmagalur away from any noise, heat, and connectivity. Most of us chose to ride to the hills and as always we chose our best riding companion Royal Enfield bikes for the trip.

Ram, our core member being an avid Royal Enfield fan managed to get a couple of newly launched Royal Enfield bikes i.e Meteor 350 and Himalayan 2.0 for the trip directly from Royal Enfield. Ram and Kiran have been biking buddies for over a decade now and have extensively ridden RE bikes, they were stoked to be riding and testing these bikes during the course of the trip.

Meteor 350 was such a joy to ride offering plenty of comforts, ease of riding, and stability over the course of the trip, whereas Himalayan was so much fun for its off-roading capabilities, versatility, and toughness.

Ram and Kiran thoroughly enjoyed the ride and occasionally let some of the other members ride the bikes as well after much pleading 🙂

Photos were taken by – Vaibhav Gupta