Monday, September 10, 2018

Mountain Quest To Spiti



An epic journey to Spiti. 


No destination is better than the journey. Explore, drive, stop and go. Do whatever you want. No rush to reach anywhere. Take your time. Make your memories. Pamper yourself in the most beautiful and breathtaking views of the mountains.

Date: October 06-16, 2018

Route

Day 1: Narkanda
Day 2: Sarahan
Day3: Chitkul
Day4: Nako
Day5-6: Kaza
Day7: Chandrataal
Day8-9: Manali

Rate: 27,000/- INR per person

Inclusions: All accommodations in hotel/resorts/camps based on availability
Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Includes 2 nights at Zirkpur (day zero & day 10)
All standard meals

Exclusions: Snacks or any beverages, entry fee to any monuments, toll fees, medical aids, towing or repair in case of breakdown, insurance and fuel or any local transport.

Meeting point - Zirakpur on Oct 5th, 2018.



Friday, September 7, 2018

Himalayan Backlands Rally



W & W bros have brewed your next adventure in the Himalayas. 


January 21-25, 2019, mark your calendar and gear up for Himalayan Backlands Rally. (HBR).
HBR is based on TSD format. It is a rally, no special modifications needed, it is run on public roads within legal speed limit, route is a surprise, car with least penalties over a distnce wins, and you need a navigator with a calculator. 


What is TSD car rally?

For those not initiated into motorsports, the word 'car rally' means expensive modifications, racing at high speeds and spectacular overtaking eventuating into a win. 

TSD car rally however does not depend on the capabilities of driver at high speed, nor does it depend on how fast your car can go. Ordinary street legal  car can be used in TSD rally. Also for this reason this format of rally is far less expensive and one that can be enjoyed by majority of people. TSD car rally focuses on maintenance of precise average speed and time. Your co-driver i.e. navigator place the vital role in navigating and calculating the precise time as much as it is important for you to know driving a car. 

TSD is known as time-speed-distance rally. The objective of this motorsport rally is driving each segment within a specific time and average speed. 

Where will Himalayan Backlands Rally (HBR) be conducted?

HBR will be conducted in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand between 21-25th January 2019. HBR is a multi-day TSD format rally. It will be conducted on hilly region - public roads with bits of off-road track sections. All speed limits will be within the limits prescribed in this region. 

Individual or team for HBR?

TSD rally requires a driver & co-driver i.e. navigator. This pair forms a team. It is suggested that both members of team know to drive, though it is not essential. It is expected that your navigator is good at calculations and directions. 

On each day of the event teams will be briefed and will be given a route schedule. This will contain information useful for navigator - such as route, distance etc.

Prizes will be given for the winning team based on the points acquired. 


Watch this space for more information regarding registration dates and regulations. 

Himalayan Backlands Rally is brought to you by Wildrift Adventures & Western Motorsports.







Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Jeypore Bike Riders OTR At Chaparwara Dam


Summer is gone and monsoon has made the Aravalli range green, weather has cleared up and its time for Jeypore Bike Riders to ride out for an Off The Road (OTR). 

On 25th August 2018, lead by Mr. Naval Sharma (@navalsharmajprnine Jeypore Bike Riders kick started their ride to Chaparwara dam in Dudu district of Rajasthan from Jaipur. 

Chaparwara dam is situated around 75 kms from Jaipur. It is an earthen dam built over a local river Banas in the Ganga basin and has been in operation since 1894,  with the main purpose to irrigation.

The area around this dam is an excellent practice zone for OTR. JBR rides left Jaipur by 05:30 AM with an aim to practice OTR on soft ground, gradient and slush. With guidance from experienced senior riders all JBR riders had  learn't the fine points of riding. 

The OTR ride ended at 10 AM with all riders returning to Jaipur safely. 






Off the road practice on wet grass track

Off the road practice through slush























Enjoying the architecture 

View of Chaparwara dam

View around the dam

JBR riders of the day having a high view

Peep hole view of the dam






















JBR Naval leading the OTR ride

JBR riders Sawan, Akshay and Sourab 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Royal Enfield Motorcycles Competing in Moto Dangal Season 3




The demands that Moto Dangal's enduro-cross puts on a motorcycle is severe. A standard heavy street motorcycle participating in this track race is laudable. A lot goes to say on the confidence and skill of the rider. 

Enduro-cross is the most rewarding and challenging type of event you can race. Moto Dangal has time and again proved wrong that heavier bikes can't complete the course. With every season we have seen an increase in number of heavy bikes participating in higher CC class. 

Most riding higher CC class bikes are contented in what they do, some however push and test the capabilities. If you are racing a higher CC motorcycle, these have higher inertia and weight, this makes them keep going forward. When these bike are in the right direction and technique is correct, you will be saddled. But when you need to change direction quickly or jump over an obstacle or brake suddenly, the bike will want to keep moving straight, that's where the strength of the rider comes to play. 

It is not just the strength, you need endurance strength to compete in a enduro-cross like Moto Dangal. Best of the riders competing with higher CC bikes build this endurance strength and are able to cross the hurdles repeatedly.  

Moto Dangal is great fun compared to other motorsport racing. If you ride a higher CC and heavy bike, join us in the next season of Moto Dangal enduro-cross track race this November. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Road Trip With Many Tales - Tour de Thar 2018



A road trip is a visible expression of freedom. 
Travel is all about dreams you being there amongst landscapes, towns and people. 
Traversing backroads is a rich example of the journey as the destination. 

Peregrinating the golden sands of Thar, my idea was not to linger anywhere, but to keep on moving. Creating a panning shot of the desert in my mind. Each day and days after the first, was to set off after morning tea and breakfast, going as far as possible and then find a place to rest for the night by pitching a tent with bonfire. 

Thar desert landscape is so stark and dramatic. In the brooding expanse you would find a withered shrub or a cactuses or a crossroad with black topped roads enveloped with sand dunes on either side and lead nowhere. You are so tempted to deviate from the route and find the answer to the road leading nowhere. Thar desert is not an illusion of emptiness but an assertive power of exclusion. This power of exclusion forces you to find your inner self. Go deep down and flick that reset button. Perhaps is what a traversing backroads trip is all about. 

But there are moments which go against your "not to linger nature of the road trip.” Those are the moments when you are crossing a remote town. Flooded on both sides of your vehicle are people attired in bright colours. Women especially in collage of colours. Men match this duel of colours with turbans and matching moustache. Is this the spirit of humans? Making a brooding stark expanse colourful. That’s the moment of halt where this picture was pictured. 

A tiny shop in a remote village, with its wares on display. Local nomadic musician couple were there probably to replenish their stock. The walls of this tiny shop decorated with foreign languages. The signage and display is like a cinema set from classic western movie. I was so lost pondering that I became a magnet for curious stares. 



That’s the assertive power of exclusion of Thar. It just casts a spell on you. 


Join and ride on a road trip with many tales. 

Dates - 23 to 28th December 2018


Monday, August 13, 2018

Free And Easy Down The Road I Go - Tour de Thar 2018



Tour de Thar 2018

23rd - 28th December 



The 5th Tour-de-Thar is back again. It's an off-beat road trip through the golden sands of Rajasthan. 

Tour-de-Thar is a road trip that you have always dreamt of but haven't done yet. Cruising through the unknown fearlessly, camping in the middle of nowhere, enjoying the chilly desert night as your eyes transfixed at the sky full of stars. 

This expedition is a mix of camp outs and stay at local cottages. 

For the nomads at heart, Tour-de-Thar is an essential page in your travel diary. Register now and join us in this epic journey. 


Watch this page for details


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Moto Dangal Season 3 - Results All Classes Of Race




The season 3 of Moto Dangal was a day filled with excitement and victories, with as much as 80 registered competitors.

The endurocross track event kicked off with Women Scooter class of race and ended the day with Bugg & Quad class of race.

This season saw lot of interest in Novice class of race and stiff competition to win the title of Dangal Kesari.

The list of winners and pole positions have been published on Moto Dangal website.

Moto Dangal Season 3 Hurdle Master's Battle Of Iron Horses race results are here.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Motorsports Photography Competition Results - Moto Dangal Season 3






The most awaited results for the Moto Dangal  Motorsports Photography Competition which not just motivated our members but also helped to create a plethora of memories in 3rd Season of Moto Dangal is here! The three winners behind the lens in the Battle of Iron Horses based on social media reach and their fantabulous skills are here.

The winners are





Modhumita Bhattacharya

View Modhumita's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

Her profile   @instagram  







Aayush Mandan 

View Aayush's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

His profile @instagram

Congratulations winners!




Tanvi Lakhotia 

View Tanvi's Moto Dangal season 3 images here

Her profile @instagram

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Moto Dangal Season 3 - Three Days To Start Line



By Praveen

No matter how great the success is, 
The count starts with ONE. 
The first step, the first dare
The first failure, the first achievement!
No matter how great the success is, 
It's always just a milestone. Because ahead us is another!
But what it is got to do with us??
Nothing! One might say.
Because, we are just a bunch of adrenaline junkies. 
Who got another adrenaline race event for you??!!
That's true, but just the half of it.....
Our event 'Moto Dangal' is not just for the pro-motorcyclist, 
Its an opportunity for the seekers, 
A ground for the daredevils to be discovered.
A ground to watch, a ground to teach. 
A ground to learn and a ground to grow!
Its a ground that treats everyone alike. 
Here, to this ground, you are not a pro or a novice,
Not a man, woman or a machine.
Just a rival, who will either conquer or be vanquished!
Game?

Register here to participate - Three days to go for start line

Motorsports Photography Contest - Moto Dangal Season 3



Season 3 of Moto Dangal, an endurocross track race, invites all budding photographers to join motorsports photography competition on 22nd July 2018.

You are permitted to use professional cameras, pro-consumer cameras and even mobile phones.

The photographs must be taken at the venue of Moto Dangal season three, an enduro-cross track race. And the photographs must be related to the event.

All photographs clicked during the event must be uploaded to instagram. To qualify for shortlisting as best photographs you must use all of the following hashtags

#motodangal
#westernmotorsports
#hurdlemaster

Registration for Motorsports Photography Competition will be open at the venue at 0700 AM of 22nd July 2018.






Venue - NSR Farm, Near Thikhariya Toll, Bagru,  Jaipur. Rajasthan.

Use the QR code for location finding.

For further details contact - +91 9828403242


Monday, July 16, 2018

Hausala Ho To Mushkilen Kya Hai - Moto Dangal Season 3


By Praveen


Experience!
Here I came with little,
Left with much more.
And in between,
I battled against the odds,
My own limitations..
I WON !

This is .....
The winner of women category at Moto Dangal Season 2.

So why wait?
UN-LIMIT your potential..
Moto Dangal Season 3 Awaits YOU !

Register Today



Friday, July 13, 2018

Workshop For Motorsports Enthusiast This Sunday

Image courtesy rScrambler



Western Motorsports believes in building a strong motorcycle community of skilled riders. In continuation of its belief, Western Motorsports is organising free workshops for motorsports enthusiasts. One such workshop will be held on 15th July (Sunday). The workshop will cover: 

Motorcycle repair DIY: Key components of motorcycle and their basic functions. Commonly faced technical glitches. Detecting and repairing the faulty parts. Proper and timely maintenance.     
                                
Fitness Tips: Specific exercises and proper fitness goals for the riders. Common Stretches while riding. Role of water and strict diet to stay fit while on ride.

Register before or on 14th July 2018, for more details, contact us on +919001012786.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

You Got Speed, We Got Hurdles & Trophy - Moto Dangal Season 3


Season three of Moto Dangal "Hurdle Master's Battle Of Iron Horses" scheduled on 22nd July 2018 is an endurocross track race. 

The highlight of this season is that you stand a chance to win the Dangal Kesari trophy.  This is given to Overall winner of season three and will be based on points system. 

Do I need to register for this category?

No. 

How does the points system work?

Top 5 ranker of each class of competition will be evaluated as per their position in a format given below.

Position 1                    100
Position 2                    80
Position 3                    60
Position 4                    40
Position 5                    20

Exemplar: 
There are five classes in an event and each class has six participants (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 & R6). The event comes to its end, producing following results, class vise. 

Ranking(Points)
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3
Class 4
Class 5
1st (100)
R2
R1
R5
R4
R5
2nd (80)
R1
R5
R4
R3
R4
3rd (60)
R5
R2
R2
R5
R2
4th (40)
R3
R6
R1
R1
R1
5th (20)
R4
R4
R3
R6
R3
No. of classes: 5
No. of riders: 6(R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 & R6)

Each rider will be rewarded with points as per the prescribed format. Points for each class will be added for final score.
R1 = 300 (80+100+40+40+40)
R2 = 280 (100+60+60+0+60)
R3 = 160 (40+0+20+80+20)
R4 = 300 (20+20+80+100+80)
R5 = 380 (60+80+100+40+100)

Based on total score, an overall champion will be chosen.
Ranking:
P1                    R5 (Overall Champion)
P2                    R1
P3                    R4
P4                    R2
P5                    R3

What are the conditions for entry into Dangal Kesari consideration?

A class of competition must encompass minimum of 5 participants for consideration in points evaluation.  

What happens if there is a tie?

In case of tie, the overall champion will be decided by a ‘Knock Down’ where the tied racers will race against each other for one final round of 5 Laps.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Moto Dangal Season 3 - Early Entry Participant List


Early entry for Moto Dangal season 3 "Hurdle Master's Battle Of Iron Horses" was closed on 5th July 2018. 

As on this date we received 42 entries which includes 8 entries from women riders. 

Registration for Moto Dangal Season 3 will be open until 21 July 05:00 PM with standard entry fee of Rupees 1200/-








Thursday, July 5, 2018

Off-Road Riding Lessons On Moto Dangal Track



Western Motorsports is conducting off-road riding lessons on the Moto Dangal track. The session will be held on 08 July 2018 between 0700-1000 AM. 

This is the second session to be conducted leading to Moto Dangal "Hurdle Master's Battle Of Iron Horses". Moto Dangal is an endurocross track race on 22nd July 2018. 

In the last session of off-road riding lessons saw 25 attendees riding various models of motorcycles of different capacities. The off-road session was conducted by Digvijay 'DeeJay'Singh and Anukraman. 

All riders went through one hour of theory class learning the basics of sitting, standing and recovery positions. They also learn't on controlling the speed in accordance to different obstacles and jumps. 
Later, each individual riders practiced on the Moto Dangal track under the supervision of experienced riders from Western Motorsports & Jeypore Bike Riders. 

The last session also had photography lessons for budding photographers. Photography session was conducted by Bhuvan Gaur, a team member of Western Motorsports and a professional photographer. 
Around 10 photographers participated in this session and learn't the finer points of sports photography. 

On 8th July 2018, second session of Off-Road riding lessons will by conducted at the same venue as previous session. This session will also have a short course on physical fitness for off-road riders.  Off-Road riding requires both stamina and mental strength to get you through the difficult terrain. You body is required to be flexible and at the same time have the strength to handle your motorcycle and the terrain. 

Register your interest by calling the number mentioned above in the picture on or before 07 July 2018. 

Real strength of the riders is not to duck the storm, but to ride through it. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Free Off Road Ridding Lessons From Western Motorsports

Off Road Riding Lessons


Western Motorsports will conduct a free session on off-road ridding lessons on 01 July 2018. This training session is open to all who ride Motorcycle or scooter. The training will be conducted on the Moto Dangal track.

Call +91 9001012786 before 30th June 2018 to book your session.

You are required to bring your own motorcycle or scooter & necessary riding safety gear. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Dangal Kesari - Champion Trophy Of Moto Dangal

*Trophy shown in the picture is purely used for representation.

Western Motorsports proudly announces the introduction of "Dangal Kesari" trophy in season three of Moto Dangal. Moto Dangal is an enduro-cross track race event to be held on 22nd July 2018 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

So what is Dangal Kesari?

Dangal means wrestling. Kesari means champion.
Moto Dangal is an enduro-cross track race. It is all about you wrestling and crossing over different obstacles, hurdles along with your vehicle (motorcycle or scooter or buggy or quad) until you conquer the chequered flag. Unlike other track races, Moto Dangal is not all about speed, it is also about your skill and stamina.

Dangal Kesari is a champion trophy which comes with a prize money of Rupees 10,000/- and a year's subscription of Motorsports India, Off Road, EVO India and Fast Bikes.

Dangal Kesari champion trophy is based on point system. Details are explained in the race manual. Download it here

To register for Moto Dangal season three click here

Early registration ends on 5th July. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Battle Of Iron Horses - Is Open For Registration



Battle Of Iron Horses 

Is Open For Registration


Online registration for season three of Moto Dangal, an enduro-cross track race is now open.
To register your participation in this competitive motorsport event, visit Moto Dangal Registration Page

Points to remember before to commence your registration.


1) Read the competition manual throughly
2) You are required to fill the Indemnity form and submit it personally at either registration desk on the day of event i.e. 22 July 2018 or at Western Motorsports Office. (Phone: 9001012786)
3) If you are aged  below 18 years you are required to submit Consent Letter signed from your parents/legal guardian and submit it personally at either registration desk on the day of event i.e. 22 July 2018 or at Western Motorsports Office.
4) If the vehicle you riding is not owned by you, then you are required to submit Authorisation Letter from the actual owner and submit it personally at either registration desk on the day of event i.e. 22 July 2018 or at Western Motorsports Office.
4) In absence of any of the above forms, you may not be allowed to compete. 
5) You may compete in more than one class of race competition. 
6) Registration fee varies according to dates. 
7) You are required wear riding safety gear. 

All forms including the manual can be downloaded. To download visit Moto Dangal Season 3 page

All the best competitors.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Women Moto At Moto Dangal Season 3



Women participation in Moto Dangal has come a long way since its inception in 2017. Moto Dangal is probably the first enduro-cross racing event in Rajasthan, India which has a class of race competition for women to participate in. 

Now in season 3 with the introduction of Novice class, women of the modern moto era have an entirely new offering of race class to showcase their abilities. 

Unlike other race classes, Novice class does not categories on the type of motorcycle you are riding. Any type of engine CC (motorcycle only) is permitted. Women riders benefit in two ways, one those who are new to the enduro-cross stand a chance to showcase their raw skills and possible podium positions. Secondly they benefit for no engine cc restrictions and can ride on the motorcycle they are comfortable with. With this Western Motorsports the organisers of Moto Dangal hope there would be wider participation of women bikers and thus creating an avenue for women riders an arena to showcase their passion for racing. 

Apart from Novice class, seasoned women race riders and enduro-cross aspirants can compete in Women Moto (motorcycle of any engine cc) & Women Scooter class of competition (geared or non geared). 

Season One - Podium winners

Women Moto                                                           Women Scooter
First - Gurmail Kaur                                                 First - Gurmail Kaur
Second -  Madavi Pilania                                         Second - Pooja Sharma
Third - Ankita Malhotra                                           Third - Tanviska Sharma

Season Two - Podium winners

Women Moto
First - Madavi Pilani
Second - Shubashmita
Third - Nupur Saxena