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    Default All India Road trip on Yamaha R15- Need Advice

    Hi all,
    A group of People in Yamaha R15 Club in Thrissur, Kerala is planning for an "All India Trip" starting on October 3rd. The group consists of 3/4 Bikes without pilion rider and with a R15 we want to test the maximum of during this trip.

    We dont plan to spend much time visting places, except in Delhi and Agra. It's just for the pleasure of riding..

    We plan to start our trip from thrissur, follow the NH 17 up to mumbai, join the Golden Quadrilateral, travel via Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Vishakapatanam, Chennai, KanniyaKumari and back to thrissur. So a total of around 7000 Km in 13 Days

    An initial travel plan is made and i will keep it in here, can u please go through it and provide suggestion, necessary precaution and other things that will come to ur mind..

    Trip Plan
    Day 1 Morning –Start from Thrissur, 522Km to Murudeshwar
    Day 1 Night – Stay at Murudeshwar
    Day 2 Morning – To Panaji, 206 Km
    Day 2 Afternoon – Go to Colva Beach (White sand beach) spend night there
    Day 3 Morning – Goa to Mumbai, 593 Km
    Day 3 Night – Stay at Mumbai
    Day 4 Morning – Start from Mumbai, 797 Km to Udaipur
    Day 4 Night – Stay at Udaipur
    Day 5 Morning – Visit City Palace, travel to Jaipur 405 Km
    Day 5 Evening – Visit palaces, spend night there
    Day 6 Morning – Visit another Palace and travel to Delhi, 258 Km
    Day 6 Evening – sight seeing, stay at Delhi
    Day 7 Morning – Sight seeing in Delhi, Bike Service and Check-up
    Day7 Evening – Go to Agra, 203 Km only, Stay there
    Day 8 Morning – Visit Taj Mahal, Travel to varanasi, 577 Km
    Day 8 Night – Stay at Varanasi
    Day 9 Morning – Varanasi to Kolkata, 680 Km
    Day 9 Night – Stay at Kolkatta
    Day 10 Morning – Kolkatta to Vishakapatanam, 866 Km
    Day 10 Night – Stay at Visakapatanam
    Day 11 Morning – To Chennai, 810 Km
    Day 11 Night – Stay in Chennai
    Day 12 Morning – Chennai to kanniyakumari, 683 Km only
    Day 12 Night – Sunset at sea, Spend night there
    Day 13 Morning –To Thrissur 386 Km

    REVISED PLAN

    FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO ALL OF YOU TO PROVIDE GOOD ADVICE IS SUCH A SHORT TIME

    Now the route is slightly changed, nor from Delhi to Agra, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Pondichery, kaniyakumari and back to thrissur. so the total distance is reduced to 6000 Km, also traveling through GQ(Kolkota - Chennai, which contains 210 Km of unfinished road work can be avoided)..

    The start date is fixed on October 2nd..So please let us know whether there might be any problem in the states we would travel at the time we reach there

    So we would like to ur opinion on whether the route through nagpur is possible to do, is it a safer area, and will be any mobile coverage through the route???
    and We hope that we could do 110-140 Km/h alltime while from hyderabad to chennai as the road is good and almost deserted. So we hope that this route will put our stamina to a test.... what would be ur opinion???

    Also from mumbai to Udaipur there is nearly 800 km for a day, how is the road condition and

    Day 1 Morning –Start from Thrissur, 522Km Murudeshwar
    Day 1 Night – Stay at Murudeshwar
    Day 2 Morning – To Panaji, 206 Km
    Day 2 Afternoon – Go to Colva Beach (White sand beach) and spend night there
    Day 3 Morning – Goa to Mumbai, 593 Km
    Day 3 Night – Stay at Mumbai
    Day 4 Morning – Start from Mumbai, 797 Km to Udaipur
    Day 4 Night – Stay at Udaipur
    Day 5 Morning – Visit City Palace, travel to Jaipur 405 Km
    Day 5 Evening – Visit palaces, spend night there
    Day 6 Morning – Visit another Palace and travel to Delhi, 258 Km
    Day 6 Evening – sight seeing, stay at Delhi
    Day 7 Morning – Sight seeing in Delhi, Bike Service and Check-up
    Day7 Evening – Go to Agra, 203 Km only, Stay there
    Day 8 Morning – Visit Taj Mahal, Travel to Sagar 419 Km
    Day 8 Night – Stay at Sagar
    Day 9 Morning – Sagar to Nagpur, 390 Km
    Day 9 Night – Stay at Nagpur
    Day 10 Morning – Nagpur to Hyderabad, 487 Km
    Day 10 Night – Stay at Hyderabad
    Day 11 Morning – To Pondichery, 858 Km
    Day 11 Night – Stay in Pondichery
    Day 12 Morning – Pondichery to kanniyakumari, 578 Km only
    Day 12 Night – Sunset at sea, Spend night there
    Day 13 Morning – To Thrissur 386 Km
    Last edited by siveenks; 08-10-2009 at 12:01 AM. Reason: Making changes in the trip plan after getting advice. so need u all to check it again

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    This link will sort out all of your queries...r15 club in thrissur...13 days 7000kms its a lot of strain guys try extending the days further will be a good idea at the moment the plan is way too ambitious... iam sure your back will hurt like hell while return last days schedulde is 800k,800k,600k b2b hmmm...i hope you guys are hardcore tourers...
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    Wow.. Great plan..

    Just a question, dont your bike need service under this 7k kms ride ?? I mean under the given plan I dont see any time alocated for service / maintenance !!!

    Is R15's service intervals are more than 7k kms ??

    Also, you dont seems to have any reserve day.. Sure you would be able to complete 800 kms each day non stop that to back to back for a couple of week ?? I am sure guys here who have done a GQ can give much better idea, but what ever little I have rode on NH2 (Delhi - Kolkata) and NH6 (Kolkata Mumbai), i doubt that 800 kms that to back to back would be bit hard !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siveenks View Post
    Trip Plan
    Day 1 Morning –Start from Thrissur, 522Km to Murudeshwar
    Day 1 Night – Stay at Murudeshwar
    Day 2 Morning – To Panaji, 206 Km
    Day 2 Afternoon – Go to Colva Beach (White sand beach) spend night there
    Day 3 Morning – Goa to Mumbai, 593 Km
    Day 3 Night – Stay at Mumbai
    Day 4 Morning – Start from Mumbai, 797 Km to Udaipur
    Day 4 Night – Stay at Udaipur
    Day 5 Morning – Visit City Palace, travel to Jaipur 405 Km
    Day 5 Evening – Visit palaces, spend night there
    Day 6 Morning – Visit another Palace and travel to Delhi, 258 Km
    Day 6 Evening – sight seeing, stay at Delhi
    Day 7 Morning – Sight seeing in Delhi, Bike Service and Check-up
    Day7 Evening – Go to Agra, 203 Km only, Stay there
    Day 8 Morning – Visit Taj Mahal, Travel to varanasi, 577 Km
    Day 8 Night – Stay at Varanasi
    Day 9 Morning – Varanasi to Kolkata, 680 Km
    Day 9 Night – Stay at Kolkatta
    Day 10 Morning – Kolkatta to Vishakapatanam, 866 Km
    Day 10 Night – Stay at Visakapatanam
    Day 11 Morning – To Chennai, 810 Km
    Day 11 Night – Stay in Chennai
    Day 12 Morning – Chennai to kanniyakumari, 683 Km only
    Day 12 Night – Sunset at sea, Spend night there
    Day 13 Morning –To Thrissur 386 Km
    Here it is mentioned clearly.
    But yes, doing more than 800 km back to back is very difficult. Hope you have enough riding experience in the R15.
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    7000 km in 13 days would be great if R15 would have been a tourer, but it is not, u may complete the trip on R15, but you wont have that pleasure that of using a cruiser. Plus i really doubt the touring capabilities of R15 (though i am not sure)

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    The bikes will do fine if the the bikes are well maintained. There is no doubt about that. I wonder what the condition of the riders will be after completing 7K km in 13 days.
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    Might have trouble with the road from Kasargod to Murudeshwar. Back in April the roads were in great shape from Mangalore to Murudeshwar but recently due to heavy rainfall i've heard that the roads are bad again. But since your riding in October there's plenty of time. Roads maybe back in shape.

    800Kms or more in day on the R15 aint a problem. It will only be a problem if you encounter bad roads. Else on good ones, cruising on the bike is a piece of cake. Even with a lot of luggage you can stay put at upwards of 115+ and enjoy the ride.

    I would suggest that you add in a few extra days as back up, and also for rest and sightseeing. Never know what you may encounter and since your taking the trouble to ride such a great distance its better that you make the most of it and not hurry it up Try to extend it a bit so you can travel less and enjoy the journey more. But overall the distances look doable and it sounds like a good plan.

    Maybe you should include some of the northern regions, Rohatang, Spiti? Or maybe that's for another day?

    Let me know when your crossing Mangalore. Might ride some distance with ya'll if i've no other committments.

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    Wow that's a great plan! As already mentioned above, I would suggest you to add a few more days and visit more places. You would enjoy the ride more. 800 km back to back will mean only riding and no pleasure.

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    Btw, What's the estimated budget for the entire trip including staying costs. If you have split up the costs can you please mention them. What kind of accommodation are you looking during the trip.

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