Sw. Samvado: read Story on WebZine


Motorcycle: Royal Enfield Bullet 500
Ex showroom price w. insurance: Rupees 69.000 (~$1500.-)
Extras: carrier, crash-bar, CDI-Ignition
20 liter tank, high handlebar,
12V plug for GPS, 2 metal boxes
Travel time Delhi-Hamburg: 26 days
Bike road kilometers: 9200
Average fuel consumption 3.7 liter/100 km
(approx. $180.- for the trip)
Average oil consumption: 0.3 liter/1000 km
Tires (Indian Enfield standard): about 60% use of 1 set
Spares needed: 1 clutch cable

Samvado Gunnar Kossatz: 2002

 - A Bike Odyssey.

Papers needed: Carnet de Passage $300.- plus
$3000.- bank guaranteed loan
Visas: India (5 year), Pakistan, Iran (1 month each)
Remark: As of 03.02 you need the 5 year visa to register in India, or you will NOT get a carnet from ADAC. The Indian automobile club will NOT issue a carnet that does NOT return to India (kind of useless ..).

Road to Heaven or Hell?

 From India to Italy by Enfield