Brotherhood Of Tourers
Dheeraj Landge & Eshan Banodkar
For your club, what does motorcycling stand for?
The Brotherhood Of Tourers believe that riding demands that you have nothing less than passion for it, never allowing for mistakes or carelessness and not to forget that much needed awareness of road safety and emphasis on safety gear. Yes, it may be an unforgiving mistress, but it’s a loyal one. It lets us be who we really are: outsiders, non-conformists, free thinkers, independent and proud of it.
Be it a majestic Royal Enfield, Ninja, CBR, KTM, Karizma, Avenger and Pulsar, or a humble Discover and Wego, we are bound not by brands, but by the universal love for touring and an irrevocable passion for travelling.
Tell us briefly about the motorcycling ethics followed collectively by your club especially when related to practicing and promoting safe motorcycling?
All riders should be open to and respect all religions cast and creed.
Alcohol consumption or drug usage of any kind will be not be tolerated at any situation of the ride.
Any king of road rage will not be tolerated by any rider during the ride.
Any miss behavior of any kind with and riders especially with female riders will not be tolerated.
Our belief “Leaving Behind Just Your Tire Trail” should be followed by all present at the ride. It’s the responsibility of all the riders to keep the place liter free, especially at the place where we halt.
How would you justify the inherent dangers and risk involved in riding motorcycles?
Its life. People risk their lives traveling going to work that dosent stop them. So why should riding MOTORCYCLES. At least you are doing some thing you enjoy and live for.
Tell us briefly about the 2 most memorable/important motorcycling events organized by or participated in by your club?
1. All our members are riders who are from the street racing background who also used to travel long distances but after a ride with us they only said one thing that its necessary to be a part of a club and follow the rules as that assures them that they are going to come home safe.
2. During an unsuccessful saddle-sore attempt it was mutually decided by all riders to quit the attempt as we started the event as a club and will only finish as a club. Thats when we knew we were just not a club but stood my our name of being a true brotherhood.
How has your motorcycling club contributed to the society/brotherhood and plan to do so in the years to come?
We are a motorcycle club not a charity organization. We love to ride and that's what we do. If any member wants to do any kind of charity it can be done in their own sweet time.
Where it come towards the brotherhood, we are one of the only club who collaborates with other clubs for rides. We believe in the passion for the open roads despite the bike you ride and want all bikers to start believing so.
What are the best and the worst things about motorcycling in India?
Remote unexplored places.
Experiencing all type of terrain condition.
Variety of Indian Food.
Most scenic coast line, the most diverse forests, the highest motor-able road way .
Possible danger for riders in remote places.