TVS Flags Off First-ever International Ride For Apache Owners Group

Modified On Dec 4, 2018 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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17 members from AOG embark on a 10-day, 2,000km ride to Bhutan

TVS Apache Owners Group ride to Bhutan

  • This is the first-ever international ride conducted by TVS for the  Apache Owners Group
  • The ride, which was flagged off from Siliguri, will take the group to Bhutan from Sikkim
  • The 10-day ride will see the group cover a distance of 2,000km
  • Bikes participating in the ride include the TVS Apache RTR 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, TVS Apache RTR 180, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the TVS Apache RR 310

TVS has flagged off its first-ever international ride specifically for TVS bike owners. This is the first time members of the Apache Owners Group (A.O.G.) will ride together outside India. Consisting of 17 men and women, the riders were set off from Siliguri in West Bengal and will ride through Sikkim before entering Bhutan. The 10-day ride will see them cover a distance of over 2,000km. Bikes taking part in the trip include the TVS Apache RTR 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, TVS Apache RTR 180, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the TVS Apache RR 310

In Bhutan, the riders group will start from Phuentsholing and head towards Thimpu, followed by Kuensel Phodrang, which is home to the world’s largest Buddha statue. There on, they will head to Punakha valley before entering the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. They will also visit the Taktsang Monastery, which is also known as the Tiger’s Nest, in Paro. Later, the team will ride on to the highest motorable pass in Bhutan, Chelel La, before heading back to Siliguri. For more information regarding the ride, check out the press release below

TVS Apache Owners Group ride to Bhutan

Press release:

TVS Apache kicks off 1st international edition of Apache Owners Group (AOG) – Ride to Bhutan

Siliguri, December 04, 2018: TVS Apache, the premium motorcycle brand from TVS Motor Company, today flagged off its first international ride of Apache Owners Group (AOG) to Bhutan. The ride, which commenced from Siliguri, West Bengal, will see 17 TVS Apache owners, both men and women riders, traverse across the landscape of Bhutan astride their TVS Apache motorcycles. The entire range of TVS Apache motorcycles namely – TVS Apache RTR 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, TVS Apache RTR 180, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and TVS Apache RR 310 will be participating in the ride. The riders will cover a distance of 2000 kilometers over the course of 10 days. With many successful rides conducted across India, TVS Apache is now giving AOG members in India an exclusive chance to participate in international rides.

Post departure from Siliguri, the team will reach the small bordering town of Phuntsholing. From there on, they will proceed to the vibrant capital of Bhutan – Thimpu, followed by Kuenselphodrang where they will get an opportunity to see the world’s largest statue of Buddha. On the 5th day, the adventure continues on to Punakha valley along the banks of two prominent rivers in Bhutan – Mo Chu and Pho Chu. The ride will also see them traverse through the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (home to Himalayan black bears, red foxes and black necked cranes, etc.) before moving to picturesque Paro and embarking on a journey to get a glimpse of the famed Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery. To end on a high, the riders will scale the highest motorable pass in Bhutan, Chelel La, on their TVS Apaches before concluding the ride at Siliguri.

TVS Apache Owners Group ride to Bhutan

TVS Apache Owners Group is a community of passionate and like-minded TVS Apache riders sharing a common platform to explore and spread their enthusiasm for motorcycling. Today, AOG has an active rider base in more than 35 cities. AOG rides are an ideal opportunity for riders who unite frequently to explore fantastic trails and remote locations on their TVS Apaches.

 

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