Yamaha FZ16 warriors on top of world

KATHMANDU: The team which started its journey towards Everest Base Camp via West Tibet has reached its destination successfully. It started its journey towards Everest Base Camp last Saturday. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5208 metres above sea level. The team conquered the place and planted the Yamaha flag at Base Camp.

The team conveyed a message stating that the journey was totally comfortable as the Yamaha FZ16 motorbike gave no cause for complaint. Speaking over satellite phone, the team members conveyed their happiness to authorities of Morang Auto Works that they were really proud to reach Everest Base Camp on the Yamaha FZ bikes.

Riders were overwhelmed by the view of snow-capped Himalayas surrounding the base camp where it is -7 degree Celsius. Team members jubilated at the close view of Mt Everest.

Taekwondo ace Deepak Bista said that they taken great risk going to Everest Base Camp on motorbikes but the Yamaha FZ16 proved its bloodline by taking each rider safely over rough, steep and treacherous terrain right to the destination through a more than 550-kilometre journey without any glitch.

The team of 10 riders was led by Bista, singer Nima Rumba and TV personality Suraj Singh Thakuri. According to Nima Rumba, “Even at a high altitude of 5208 metres, we did not feel any fatigue. We are still energetic and fresh because of the comfort we felt while riding Yamaha FZ16.”

Thakuri said that no matter what the condition of the road was, they were able to ride at speeds of 110 kilometres per hour at several places. “The trail was tough and hostile but the ride on Yamaha FZ16 was amazing,” he added. Eevery team had only high praise for the motorbikeof Yamaha.

Earlier, after acclimatization at Nyalam, the team members drove up and on to the highest plateau of the world on their Yamaha FZ16s to have a dekko at the grand Tibetan landscape which offered a sheer feeling of literally standing on the roof of the world. The Yamaha FZ16s were ridden through Thong La (5050-m) and Lalung La (5200-m) — weather permitting.

The ride provided some exhilarating views of breathtaking panorama of the beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Shishapangma.