Flat tracking is a fun, emerging and accessible form of motorcycling which is among the fastest growing motorsports in the World. Royal Enfield is launching SLIDESCHOOL, in collaboration with Big Rock MotoPark, Bangalore for riders to experience this fun format in a controlled and safe environment. The coaches at Big Rock will guide you in the basics of flat tracking on specially customised Royal Enfield Himalayans available as a part of the school. By the end of the school, you’ll be sliding like there’s no tomorrow.
Flat tracking is a mud track motorcycle sport where the surface is made up of sand, shale or in some cases regular mud and gravel rolled in and packed on the base ground in the form of an oval track. It involves the rider riding around in a counter-clockwise direction. Flat track motorcycles are essentially strip down versions of stock motorcycles and are devoid of a front brake. The sliding that this sport is synonyms with comes as the rider gains confidence to start going around the track faster and faster.
Flat Track is not only the fastest growing motorsport in the world and rightfully so, it is reasonably easy to learn, involves a comparatively low set up cost and is a whole lot of fun. Royal Enfield Slide school aims to introduce/help/assist in understanding the nuances of this sport and together build something great with our school partners.
The Himalayan is perhaps our most versatile motorcycle. It has been developed on the back of decades of experience in the Himalayas. Attributes such as the half-duplex split-cradle frame, long travel suspension, rider-focussed ergonomics, the LS410 motor and the fact that it effortlessly lends itself to customisation make it the perfect motorcycle for your first sliding experience.
Designed in collaboration with S&S Cycles
S&S has a proven track record (literally!) in American Flat Track and has taken that expertise and applied it to the Himalayan. In tuning the Himalayan for track use, the obligatory 18″ rims have been added, as has a high-mount exhaust and carbon fiber seat unit. Every bit of unnecessary road equipment has been removed, and a lightweight Full Spectrum Power battery, which reduces the total bike weight to approximately 164 kg (360 lbs), has been added. The frame remains stock with no mods to the sub-frame, perfectly fitting within the seat unit.
● Sprocketting by S&S means that the motorcycle is both lighter and faster than stock
● 18” rims front and back with slide worthy tyres from Timsum
● Customised side panels and seat for perfect flat track ergonomics