Who We Are

About us

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Roads & Chrome is an Enfield Rentals/Tours operating company running from the capital of India, New Delhi. We organise guided motorcycle tours across India on legendary Royal Enfield motorcycles. Our weapons of choice are the Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc and Royal Enfield Himalayan ADV 410cc. We have rich operating experience in landscape specific the Himalayan range of India (Ladakh/Spiti/Zanskar), the Roads of Royal Rajasthan and the mysterious land of North East India “Arunachal Pradesh”. Roads & Chrome is a brainchild of Vaibhav Vashisth (VV) who is himself a seasoned motorcyclist and a filmmaker by profession. The seed of offering motorcycle-based adventure germinated while Vaibhav was riding in the Himalaya, filming his adventurous travel docudrama “The Healing Highway”. The vision of Roads & Chrome is to help global travellers have an intimate and cherished affair with the panorama of rich India.

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Vaibhav Vashisth
Founder

Vaibhav loves India. He comes from a family of freedom fighters. His grandfather was awarded the Tamra Patra by the Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi in the year 1977 for his immense contribution towards the independence struggle of India. Vaibhav grew up in an academic environment as his highly educated parents holding degrees of engineering and Masters in Arts. But he was destined for exploration and creativity. So, from a young age, Vaibhav went against the family academic wave and chose to pursue arts/theatre from one of the most respected theatre guru of India—‘Barry John’. During his theatre days he conducted several theatre workshops across Delhi/India with street kids, transsexuals, special people and school kids. As a filmmaker he made two short films ‘Illusion’ & ‘Dance with a stranger’, both of which got appreciated around the world in many film festivals. Currently, when not chasing new horizons on his motorcycle, Vaibhav is working on the post production of his travel docudrama ‘The Healing Highway’. This intense docudrama was shot during a motorcycle road trip to the higher Himalayas (Ladakh & Zaskar Valley) with an American and the then deep inside the Indian Ocean (Andaman Islands) with a European. Vaibhav Vashisth is a well known name in the world of Indian motorcycling with countless miles on his odometer. One can easily say that Vaibhav has ridden on each and every highway/road/terrain of India. He has extensive experience as the Road Captain for a motorcycle company before he decided to start his own venture—the Roads & Chrome Motorcycling Tour/Rental company.

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Ali Mehdi
Road Captain

Ali is a passionate motorcyclist who deals in vintage and classic Indian motorcycles. He has been touring on motorcycles since 2008. In 2010 he did a solo ride to Ladakh in the Himalayas and since then there is no looking back. He has ridden extensively through different parts of India such as Ladakh, Mustang, Spiti Valley, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Badrinath, and several other places. Ali has had his share of challenges. He faced a cloudburst in 2010, got stuck in Sonmarg, Kashmir for 6 days during flood time in 2014, got trapped in Kaza because of snowfall, and faced earthquake in Nepal 2015 April during his motorcycle road trip. All of these experiences have prepared him for tougher challenges. Ali is, therefore, one of the most experienced road captains in India that you can ride along with. So, with him, your journey is in safe hands. Ali says ‘’I love riding motorcycle and for me motorcycle is the reason I breathe.’’ Recently, he completed an all India motorcycle road trip. Ali always looks forward to take you on guided road trips as your Road Captain with Roads and Chrome Motorcycling.

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Rajat Patranabish
Business Consultant

Rajat is your next door IT professional with a wife and two kids, but a bohemian hippie at heart who loves travel, two wheels, yoga, and working on new crazy ideas. He owns a 2006 cast iron 350 cc Royal Enfield Electra and a 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure tourer. He works as a Business Development consultant at Roads & Chrome Motorcycling and helps with guided tour and workshop ideas, client engagement, and content management.

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Tara Singh
Mechanic (R&C Guided Tours)

Tara Singh starting playing with motorcycles engine when he was just 13 years old. He lost his father at a very young age and so the entire family’s responsibilities fell on his young shoulders. Learning how to repair and modify Royal Enfield motorcycles was not just his passion, but was also a necessity for him and his family’s survival. So, through years of rigorous work, Tara now knows Royal Enfield motorcycles like the back of his hand and can revive and fire up a Royal Enfield motorcycle within the quickest time possible. Tara Singh is a very important and key member of Roads & Chrome as he is the main mechanic of all the Roads and Chrome guided tours.