harleych wrote:fly to Delhi. take a bus to Manali. There are hundreds of Enfields for rent in the foothills of the Himalayas. with your native english lang. very easy to travel in India. I see one problem for pensioners: there are not sidecars in India (I saw couple times in megapolis)
Hi Harleych, i wouldn't advise renting motorcycles especially if you are a pensioner, one of the disadvantages/advantages of having a back up vehicle and a mechanic is having to help rented bike riders on adventure routes in India. I realize its not there fault as there are no such strict laws forcing renters to provide helplines or back ups or maintaining there motorcycles to adventure tour standards.
An Irish elderly couple stuck 2 km down the Khardung La at 17000ft with a flat and slightly rusted spokes which snapped when the tyre got punctured.
Loading another rented bike onto our back vehicle. The group was so helpful to help load the bike and they are all Pensioners hahahah
Another hiccup is if you rent bikes in Leh you can't ride them in Himachal and Himachal bikes can't be ridden in Leh. Motorcycle rent companies fighting over marked territories.