TEAM_TOUR ORGANISER - REX

Adventure Designer - Rex Havoc

If running the Garage Project Motorcycles blog and founding Perth Cafe Racers, AFTERSHOCK and organising The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Perth isn’t enough, Rex started Himalayan Heroes as a way for people to have an absolute blast for two weeks, give back to the communities they visit and to feel confident in choosing a reputable company.

Rex rides a W650 Cafe Racer, a CB350 Brat, and a customised Royal Enfield Scrambler. He also wears a Yeti suit from start to finish on every adventure. It makes the kids smile and it’s a bit of a laugh…or maybe it’s just a fetish thing?

TEAM_TOUR ORGANISER_PHOTOGRAPHER - VIV

Tour Organiser/Photographer - Viv Canini

Viv started riding a few years ago and started crashing soon after. She hasn’t stopped since….the riding AND the crashing. In fact, she was the winner of the inaugural “I do my own stunts” T-Shirt on the 2013 adventure.

Viv quit her job as a draft person and took up a role as a postal delivery worker delivering your bills and junk mail on a postie bike. She regularly crashes that as well but assures us with a little more practice that she won’t come off the bike on future adventures.

Most of the amazing pictures you see on this site are the work of Viv. If you would like a personal portfolio of your adventure with us, please let us know and Viv can discuss your needs with you.

Check out Viv’s photos here

TEAM_TOUR LEADER - BUDDHI

Tour Leader - Buddhi

Buddhi has been leading motorcycle tours though the Himalayas and all over India for over 10 years. He has competed in the Raid de Himalaya at the highest level and has a preference for going off the beaten track.

Buddhi is a multilingual local guide: among his repertoire of spoken languages are English, French, Basic Spanish, Nepali and a couple of Indian regional dialects as well as his mother tongue Hindi.

“Buddhi, our guide was a super chilled character and a very calming influence for the group, and was a confidence builder, taking care of every little hurdle that presented itself with calmness and efficiency.” – Peter Scott 2014

TEAM_TOUR LEADER - MOTI 2

Tour Leader - Moti

Moti has ridden solo all around the sub-continent mapping out routes for adventure motorcycle enthusiasts to explore the hidden beauty of the high Himalayas.

Having run a professional garage he is well placed to lead your adventure. Riding for Moti in not only a passion, but a necessity.

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Tour Leader - Khem

Khem started out with us as a nervous junior sweep rider. His riding ability has improved (Don’t worry mate, no one saw you come down on that hairpin in Tawang) and he’s adept at negotiating at the checkpoint crossings so he now leads some of our adventures. Very professional, possesses  a fantastic disposition and he’s starting to understand Aussie and British humour. If he’s not leading an adventure, he can be found leading a trekking expedition or hanging out taking selfies with his mates. Young fellas eh!

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TEAM_VIDEOGRAPHER - RAHUL

Photographer - Rahul

An ex-Bollywood cameraman & graphic designer, Rahul has joined us on many Himalayan Heroes adventures. He transforms the scenery, the laughs and the adrenalin of our riding adventures into magic on the screen that can be shared and enjoyed by your family and friends. You never know when he’ll creep up on you with his camera ready to capture your mischievous shenanigans. Rahul speaks fluent English, Tibetan, Hindi and around four Indian dialects. If Rahul is on your adventure then you’ll be presented with a DVD filled with photos and videos of your experiences on tour.

TEAM_SENIOR MECHANIC - JASSA

Senior Mechanic - Jassa

Jassa is every riders guardian angel. Often the most valuable person on tour, he has saved many riders who have found themselves with a flat tyre, dirty fuel or have put their bike down.

Based in Delhi for the last decade he is in charge of the continuous maintenance of our bikes in workshop and custom garage. Jassa joins and assists most of our motorcycle adventures on the Sub-continent, including the Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan.

Bear

USA Ambassador - Bear Haughton

Bear is a bit of a legend in the USA motorcycle scene so we were pumped when he joined us on our first private adventure with Pipeburn. We were even more pumped when that adventure affected him so much that he wanted to join the team so that he could share the experience he had with a many people in America as possible.

Bear then organised our first tour of the Eastern Himalayas which was a brilliant success.  He looks after the Himalayan Heroes USA Instagram page amongst many others. He’s the busiest guy we know but will always find time for you. If you are on a tour lead by Bear, it’ll run like clockwork (he’s ex military so there’s no other way)  but you’re guaranteed to have fun. He definitely wouldn’t have chosen the pic on the left as his profile pic…and that’s why we chose it 🙂

Get in touch with Bear on our toll free number +1 888 766 0240

Ben

UK Ambassador - Ben Saggers

Ben came with us on our second adventure and was at the back of the pack (or lying on the ground) as he’d only just got his license. He moved from Australia to the UK and started London Cafe & Custom and an outbreak of a few contagious diseases. When he organised the the inaugural Distinguished Gentleman’s Route to the highest road in the world that went off without a hitch, we invited him to be part of the team. He now looks after the Himalayan Heroes UK Instagram Page.

We didn’t hear back from him for 6 months but he caved in the end. He can be seen at the London Motorcycle Show representing Himalayan Heroes, coming last in a race at Dirt Quake and hanging around some of London’s most popular public toilets.

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Canadian Ambassador- Patrick Colleran

Patrick booked to come with us on our infamous Distinguished Gentleman’s Route adventure in 2017 but when the time came, his new business had taken off and he couldn’t afford the time off so he sent us an email to apologise. We suggested we could just transfer his deposit to an adventure later in the year. Patrick was blown away with the service and even more so with the adventure in Nepal so he wanted to spread the word amongst his fellow Canucks.

Patrick supports an orphanage with 27 kids in Kathmandu, runs Packhound Motorcycles and is often buried under the snow.