May 6: 'Yamaha FZ Ride with Roadies' to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, officially flagged off from Yamaha's corporate office in Kathmandu on May 4.
Altogether 15 FZ riders along with the judges of the Himalayan Roadies – Raymon Das Shrestha and Deeya Maskey – embarked on a journey where they will be travelling to the roughest terrain and highest mountain passes of Nepal, covering a distance over 1300 kilometers in nine days on their Yamaha FZs.
The parade was flagged off by Vishnu Kumar Agarwal, MD, and Mr. Chiranjibi Shah, CEO, MAW Enterprises, the authorized distributor of Yamaha motorcycles and scooters in Nepal.
“Yamaha has been organizing ride out in regular-basis. This is the biggest of all till date. All we wanted is to bond strongly with Yamaha riders,” said Vishnu Kumar Agarwal MD of MAW.
He also thanked FZ riders for trusting Yamaha brand.
The company said in a statement that the riders selected through rigorous auditions organized across Nepal will not only be traversing the toughest landscape and harshest weather conditions but also be witnessing overwhelming beauty and cultural diversity of the Himalaya range.
The riders will also distribute educational materials to Shree Muktinath Aadarbhut Vidyalaya, Muktinath. The daily updates of the ride out will be available on the official Facebook page of Yamaha Nepal.
The riders selected for the ride are Bishal Rai and Sandeep Sharma from Itahari, Samman Shrestha and Sujan Poudel from Chitwan, Anil Baral and Sagar Burja Magar from Butwal, Jiwan Bayalkoti, Dipu Maharjan and Ayush Raj Khaniya from Kathmandu, Sandeep Chhetri, Gyanedra Bikram Shahi and Bishal Aryal from Pokhara and special entry of the only female rider, Pooja Gurung from Chitwan.
The team will be accompanied by the winner of the Himalayan Roadies Season-2 Ayush Shrestha. Yamaha said it is the title sponsor of the latest edition of the Himalayan Roadies, Wild Wild West.