In 2004, Motorbike-Tour Ltd. was established in India to run motorbike tours in India and in Spain. The idea was as simple as it was complicated - to offer real, affordable motorbike tours.
Discovering other countries, cultures and living the EASY RIDER SPIRIT in a small group of maximum 6 like-minded people! from riders - for riders.
Not from one luxury resort to the next. Not with an escort vehicle! Not only on highways!
We discover the country together.
As close and as adventurous as it is only possible with a motorbike.
And all this on THE LEGEND - ROYAL ENFIELD .
Urmila & Stephan
URMEL meets POTTKIND - pure passion & love!THEY are Motorbike-Tour Ltd. through and through.
Crazy about discovering the world by motorbike. When they are not ON TOUR, they are guaranteed to check out new tours and are on the road somewhere on this beautiful planet to do so.
They are also united by their love for the biker's paradise - N E P A L .
Here they can live their passion & love of adventure.
Sharing this with YOU - OUR LIFE.
...a great soul!
Our "youngest" tour guide, who has more than proven himself to be a master of this job during his difficult start.
With him there are only beautiful moments. He impresses with his foresight and his personality.
Being "on tour" with him is simply FUN:
Year of construction 1968.
He is our cosy buddy type who seems a bit quiet and reserved at first. But when he reports on a wide range of countries that he has travelled to by motorbike over the past decades, based on his broad knowledge and wealth of experience, and also tells one or two anecdotes, there is not a dry eye in the house!
As a tour guide he is sovereign and competent. His calmness and comfort make all initial
He makes sure that everyone reaches their destination in a relaxed, comfortable and safe manner.
- is an Indian motorbike manufacturer and at the same time the oldest still producing motorbike brand in the world.
Since 1901 - a LEGEND.
"THEY are our true heroes! INCREDIBLE what these machines can withstand - INSANE.
Built so that WE discover the world with YOU . Our PLUS!"
Stephan Thiemann Motorbike-Tours Ltd.
1896 first manufacture of precision parts for bicycles and guns. The slogan "made like a gun" was
based on this was based on this time and should stand for quality.
1901 The first motorbike was manufactured.
1902 Introduction of a V2 with 300 cm³ and later 350 cm³.
1912 Introduction of a 770 cc V-twin.
1914 Introduction of a 225 cc two-stroke. After the First World War, only two-strokes were
produced, until 1921, when they were replaced by the 976 cc V-twin.
1924 to 1928 Introduction of the single-cylinder 350 and the head-controlled 500 cc single-
1930 Introduction of the 500 cc four-valve.
1933 First export of the K model with 1140 cm³ abroad.
1933 Start of production of the "Bullet" (projectile) with 250 and 350 cm³.
1935 to 1939 A transport tricycle was built on the basis of the 225 cm³ motorbike with a payload
of 3 cwt (150 kg) was built. In 1939, a motorbike with a 125 cc two-stroke engine appeared.
It was used in the Second World War from 1943 under the name Flying Flea" in airborne
operations. After the war, the two-stroke and the two Bullet versions continued to be
manufactured . From 1953 to 1960, various models exported to the USA were marketed by
the "Indian Sales Corporation" under the brand name Indian. marketed under the brand
1955 Production for the Bullet was set up in Madras. Parallel Twins continued to be produced in
England, for example the for example the 500 Twin from 1949 to 1963, then the 700 Meteor
from 1952 to 1962. The Crusader,
built from 1956 to 1966, had a single-cylinder 250 cc engine. The crowning glory was the
Interceptor with 750 cm³, a parallel engine with 52.5 hp(39 kW).
In 1970, production in England ended with the Interceptor. In India, the Bullet 350 is
becoming increasingly popular. popularity. The 500 models were exported.
1984 Royal Enfield India took over the rights and name of Zündapp and manufactured the mopeds
CS-25/CS-50 in Madras until the 1990s.
1994 übernahm der Fahrzeughersteller Eicher Goodearth Ltd., ursprünglich ein Joint-Venture des indischen
Importeurs Goodearth mit dem inzwischen erloschenen deutschen Traktorenhersteller Gebr. Eicher,
Enfield India und nannte diese um in Royal Enfield Motors Limited.
1999, the rights to the name "Royal Enfield" went to India, so that the motorbikes now no longer had to be
officially called Enfield India, but could be called "Royal Enfield" again. Of the Bullet
about 35,000 units were produced annually.
2000, a new factory was opened, the production quality was increased and a new variant of the
350 was introduced in India.
2005, the new left-hand gear Bullet Elektra 500 was introduced in the UK.
2006, the introduction of new emission regulations (EURO 3) for newly registered motorbikes put an end to
the Bullet's history in Europe for the time being. the history of the Bullet in Europe. Both for the petrol
engines from India as well as for most of the small-series conversions to diesel engines. Since in
Europe, less than 5,000 units were imported annually, the Enfield could be registered without any
problems until 31 December 2007 with the appropriate without any problems. A definitive possibility
of registration until 31 December 2008 was provided by a new and very last exemption. The diesel
motorbike manufacturer Sommer was still on the market, but was no longer allowed to work with the
were no longer allowed to market with the manufacturer's name "Royal Enfield".
2008, the new models with the new engine with intake manifold injection (Electronic Fuel Injection,
EFI) also met the requirements of the EURO 3 emissions standard. The engine was initially used in the
models Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic EFI and Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra EFI.
2011, the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Standard EFI came onto the market. The Bullet 500 Classic EFI was now
also available available in the Military version.
2012, the "Continental GT" (535 cm³) in the style of a 1960s cafe racer was introduced in Germany at the
at the Intermot trade fair.
2016, the "Himalayan" was presented for Europe at the EICMA 2016 in Milan.
2017, they announced a 650cc two-cylinder developed in England.
2018, the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 models were launched.
2021, the Meteor 350 model with a completely newly developed 349 cm³ engine will be launched in
launched in Europe
The Bullet 500, still produced in India today - a classic long-stroke with 16 to 18 kW (22 to 25 hp) - is now one of the most built motorbikes in the world.
The company gained further fame by offering the Bullet with a diesel engine as one of the few diesel production motorbikes. The separate housings for engine and transmission - which were generally common in motorbike construction until the 1960s - made the Bullet the ideal basis for these designs, which combined the original transmission with a retrofitted diesel engine. For example, there was the Taurus 325 diesel model manufactured by Royal Enfield itself, but long since discontinued. The later models made by Beckedorf, Sommer Motorradtechnik and Vahrenkamp are considered the most technically advanced. So far, the Beckedorf equipped with a Lombardini diesel has been produced about 150 times and the Hatz-Sommer diesel or Vahrenkamp diesel about 310 times. Both engines develop about 11 hp (8 kW) and give the motorbikes a top speed of 110 km/h.
"Whatever I do - I do it with conviction and with a lot of heart and commitment!"
Judith born 1969 in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland.
Professionally, I have dedicated myself to the hotel industry; love working with & for people.
After a somewhat rough start in life, I soon enjoyed being outdoors: on the farm, in the mountains on foot, on via ferratas or on skis.
And since 1990, on a motorbike. For a few years now, off-road motorcycling has also been one of my hobbies. But my favourite thing is travelling: many European countries, Australia, North, Central and South America have fed my "travel virus", but I'm still far from having enough. There is too much to see, too much to experience and the encounters with the people of this world are too great.
I have already experienced several road surfaces: Asphalt, gravel, sand, streams, rocks, snow, mud. And unfortunately I've survived a few "injuries": several crashes, diving into water, a broken valve, a broken timing chain, a broken drive chain, a broken alternator.
But I am tough and hope to experience many more adventures.
As a partner at Motorbike-Tours Ltd. I have turned my passion into a profession - a dream!
"I look forward to accompanying you on your next challenge".