Here’s everything that transpired throughout a journey that spanned 3 continents, 15 countries and took over 99 days to complete.
- Here’s what the 51,000km-long route looks like on the map.
- Riders Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS and Deepak Gupta completed the excursion using Dominars that weren’t mechanically modified in any form, save for the fitment of touring accessories.
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- The Polar Odyssey was flagged off from Pune in July 2018, post which the bikes were shipped off to the Arctic circle, the starting point of the epic ride.
- The three riders then rode the entire length and breadth of North and South America before making their way down to Ushuaia in Argentina.
- Traversing three continents brought with it its own set of challenges.
- From the scorching heat of Death Valley….
- ….to sub-zero temperatures in Antarctica.
- Led by Deepak Kamath, the trio had to overcome narrow tails, off-road sections, slush and loose gravel through heavy rains and snow blizzard.
- The Bajaj Dominars were also ridden through some of the most dangerous roads in the world - the Pan-American section of Chile’s Atacama desert and Bolivia’s infamous Death Road, to name a few.
- All this, without a single breakdown and no dedicated service support or backup team - An incredible feat for a sub-400cc touring motorcycle.
- On average, the riders covered over 500km a day.
- And encountered beautiful, serene sights like the Dakar monument in Bolivia.
- The trio experienced a taste of nomadic lifestyle after spending three months on the road and traversing different countries and cultures - something which must’ve been a humbling experience. The entire journey has been documented on Bajaj Dominar’s official YouTube channel. This includes five episodes which essentially tell the whole story of the expedition, along with some smaller videos. You can watch the full playlist here.