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Caution You Are Under Enemy Observation - Sign - Leh to Srinagar road - Kashmir

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June 25, 2009

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

Photos of Royal Enfield "Bullet" Motorcycles.­

Royal Enfield are manufactured in India.­ They are rugged and simple to maintain and fix, which is why they are very popular in the Himalaya regions.­ The most popular model is 350cc, but there is also a 500cc version.­

Royal Enfield "Bullet" motorcycles are also heavy, sometimes unreliable and not fuel efficient, because they are based on a design that dates the 1940's, with only minor changes and improvements.­ But they are very simple to fix when they break down.­

I rented my Royal Enfield in Delhi, at a small shop called "Smart Motors" on Naiwala street in the Karol Bagh neighborhood.­ The owner, Mohit Soni, is a very nice guy, and they have good bikes.­ I recommend him.­

Other recommended shops to rent Enfield "Bullets" in Delhi are Lali Singh and Tony Motors.­

BRO Road Signs 18 photos

Photos of road signs from the BRO (the Border Roads Organisation).­

The Border Roads Organisation builds and maintains the roads and bridges in the mountainous border regions of India.­

They are famous for their interesting road signs promoting safe driving on dangerous mountain roads.­

For more info about the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Border_­Roads_­Organisation.