Celebrating 120 years with a polar expedition

Man has always been fascinated with conquering the most inhospitable frontiers. Among those are the geographical poles of the earth, the North Pole and the South Pole. Since the turn of the 20th Century, numerous expeditions were organized to both the North and South poles. Some were successful, while some were very unfortunate.

Royal Enfield wants to be one of those who make history and has announced their plan to conquer the South Pole with their Himalayan adventure bikes.

Celebrating 120 years of motorcycling history, Royal Enfield will be embarking on an ambitious journey to Antarctica and the South Pole. Dubbed as “90 South: Quest for the Pole,” Royal Enfield will take two Himalayan adventure bikes to the polar south.

The expedition will begin during the southern hemisphere's summer months, on November 26, 2021, in Novo. From there, the expedition team will spend the next three days acclimatizing to the new Antarctic environment. After 3 days, the team will then drive (with motorcycles loaded on a pickup) to the Indian research station at Ross Ice Shelf. The drive will be a total of 12 days. By December 14, the riding part of the expedition will begin, as riders, Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson, attempt to cross 770-kilometers of ice, freezing cold weather, and more ice until they reach the geographical South Pole.

The second half of the journey will have the riders and their bikes on two backup vehicles as they travel to Union Glacier, where they will board a plane to fly them home. If all goes according to plan, the total number of days of the expedition will be 39.

Follow their expedition on Royal Enfield’s official social media channels.