Video: Chennai to Pondicherry with Royal Enfield

01/24/2013 @ 2:58 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

Video: Chennai to Pondicherry with Royal Enfield india motorcycle 635x423

Somewhere on the A&R bucket list is riding Royal Enfields through India. Like blizting a German car down the autobahn, there is just something that feels right about taking the classic Indian-made motorcycle through its native terrain.

Now with India becoming the epicenter of growth for the motorcycle industry, a whole new definition of what is motorcycling is about to be written. Perhaps then, it is fitting that Royal Enfield has paired the visuals of this video with the words that Robert M. Pirsig wrote in his classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” Could anyone have enivisioned better words to describe the shift we are seeing in the motorcycle industry to markets like India and Asia as a whole? Enjoy the video after the jump.

Source: Vimeo

Comment:

  1. JOBIE says:

    Very good short, it expresses the true meaning of why we ride.

  2. Gonzo says:

    “The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
    ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

    I knew I had heard those words before.

  3. dream bikes says:

    history of Royal Enfield …

  4. RT Moto says:

    Damn you dream bikes… that was beautiful. I almost pulled the Sport out of the garages and went on a ride after watching that. Never mind the fact that it’s raining and I’m half drunk on a Thursday night.