Motorcycle trip Sept 2018, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab HP

#1 Aug 14th, 2017, 19:00
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Planning an Enfield Bullet tour of Hill Stations in North India in September 2018.
Last time I toured India on a 500 bullet (10 years ago) I got fined for travelling on a toll road in South India.
Are 500cc motorcycles allowed on the toll roads now?

I would rather avoid most of the main highways, but inevitably some journeys between my chosen hill stations are quite long, so the quickest route will be needed at my advancing age (aches and pains set in after a long day's ride nowadays! )

Thanks for any input
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Any Bikers out there?

Hi,
just giving this post a nudge to see if anyone knows the answer to whether motorcycles are allowed on the toll roads in North India?
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As a general rule, two wheelers are banned on express ways. There is no fixed rule on this though. Delhi-Gurgaon does not allow two wheeler, but Yamuna expressway does for a charge.

In reality however, the laws are rarely followed and you will see two wheeler on many toll roads, in fact, you don't even need to pay any money to use them, and hardly anyone is ever fined.
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Thanks for that Information.

I think We will risk it (two motorcycles) if the alternative is too tiring.

Thanks again
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[QUOTE=HowieUK;2051741]


Are 500cc motorcycles allowed on the toll roads now?



10 years ago to even imagine a ferrari blasting down an "express way " at 300 kmh with a couple of high end super bikes in it's slipstream was the stuff of dreams --- but now everything is available in India. There is even a couple of express ways with fences to keep the cows out.

The authorities are more concerned that you can keep up with the traffic, which pretty much means the ability to cruise at 100 to 120 kmh, so basically all commuter 2 wheelers are banned -- i think there is a general rule somewhere that the bike has to be bigger than 349cc.
For the older lower tech toll ways, autos and 2 wheelers are generally free.
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I used the expressways when I was in riding from Delhi to Agra 2 years ago. Delhi-Gurgaon, Yamuna expressway. No problems were encountered. We did travel on others whilst riding on this trip but can't remember where. We were 2 riders on Enfield 500's.
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Bullet on the highway should be safe enough, but one hears of faster bikes, quite frequently, having an accident and the rider dying. There was one today morning in Delhi and another one i had posted of a few weeks back, in Maharashtra.

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yes one must always be careful.
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Appreciate all the replies.

I have ridden all over India on a 500 bullet, and have ridden motorcycles in Europe for over 40 years and am aware of the dangers.
Safety is my primary concern, joy of the riding which I love, comes second.

" I cannot change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." (Jimmy Dean)

Thanks for all the good advice I will be asking for advice from experienced travellers on my choice of route. At the moment we will be biking from Delhi To Rishikesh, and staying there for 5 days,

Our next 5 day stop will be Dharamsala, but we need a hill station to 'rest' for 2 days roughly halfway between Rishikesh and Dharamsala or alternatively a one night stop somewhere on the plains?
Suggestions would be much appreciated, we would rather avoid large busy cities.

Thanks again all

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