Useful Information – Royal India Bikes
In case of a breakdown, call us and we will take you through trouble shooting.
In case of a major breakdown, depending on the type of rental service availed of, we will guide you to the nearest Royal Enfield workshop if the vehicle is in tow worthy condition or load on mini truck and move the vehicle to the workshop within 250 kms radius of breakdown. We are backed by Royal Enfield workshops all over India. Material failures like fuel pump, fuel injection, battery failure and sprag clutch are to Royal India Bikes account and will be settled with workshop directly. Any moving part repair or replacement, oil change, oil top up is to rider account.
The bikes are covered under a comprehensive insurance ** and limited liability for 3rd party not exceeding INR 100,000. Non-Indian riders are to take PA cover and Insurance from home country. Indian Riders with valid License will be covered as per policy terms of Insurance company that has insured the said vehicle. Royal India Bikes does not take responsibility for any injury, permanent disability or death due to accident of rider and stands indemnified in case of such eventuality.
** Refer Terms & Conditions of Contract
3. Responsible Riding
In addition to the riding tips, here are some do’s and don’ts which Royal India Bikes team want to convey Road Rage.The city riding can be a bit stress full with drivers and auto rickshaws being a bit hasty to get to the moon. (Specially during the peak hours (0830 – 1100, 1300-1430 and 1730 – 1830 hrs) While most of them will use their horns to get you out of their way, some tend to come very close with the intention to ” scare you off ” and one in a million case – indulge in something called “PANGA”. It is best to move off and give way, i.e. move to the extreme left of the road. Worst case in a million, you can call the POLICE by dialing 100 or 1090 for TOURIST POLICE
4. Social Etiquettes
In some parts of North India, it is NOT rude to stare! People are curios and their stares are pure innocent curiosity Dress conservatively – while riding, and to minimize attraction, women riders are requested not to wear low cut or biking tops while riding (except where in Goa, where rules are just the opposite !). Male riders are requested not to ride topless.
Smoking is not allowed in public places and is an offence.
Dress code for religious places is strict, please dress conservatively, covering the head is a mark of respect, footwear is to be taken off, some temples also do not permit articles of leather that includes belts (but not wallets).
Mosques in India are open for all and Friday 14:30 is the main prayer (Namaaz).
While visiting the Sikh place of worship (Gurudwara), do enjoy the community meals called LANGAR. Langar’ refers to the distribution of food – free – to the sangat. It promotes the idea of equality as the members of the sangat are required to sit cross legged on the floor alongside each other, regardless of caste, status or rank. There is no special treatment meted out to individuals of a certain class, food is not especially prepared for a particular individual or group of individuals.
Church services are conducted on Sundays and there are churches at most of the cities .
The best way to get around the country and find your bearings is being able to converse in ” local lingo “. Given below are some simple words that can be used easily in North India (In order of conversation). Majority of Indians can understand English.
Hello – A bit loudly to stop a person in his tracks.
Boss – To make him feel good and stop what he is currently doing (In South India – Boss is replaced by SIR)
Namaste – pronounced as NAA-MAS-TEY. It means I greet the God within you. A Indian Greeting of hello and also good bye.
Dhanyavad – pronounced as DHA-NYAA-WAAD. It means thank you.
Kidhar – Pronounced as KEY-DHAR. It means where.
Bahut Acha – Pronounced as BAH (as in Baharain)-HOOT AA-CHAA. It means very good.
Ha – Is Yes
Na – Is NO
Maf Karo – Pronounced as MAA-AF KA-ROW. It means sorry.
Bhai – Pronounced as BHA (as in Baharain) IEE . It means Brother.
Behen – Pronounced a BEH – HEN. It means sister.
We recommend not to pay heed or entertain them, if you really like to help the poor, there are many NGOs (Non Government Organizations) that welcome donations and other forms of help.