• Date: 1st Dec 2013
  • Route: Mumbai – Lonavala – Pune – Kothrud – Warje – Khadakvasla – Donje – Panshet – Varasgaon – Lavasa – Lonavala – Mumbai
  • Distance Covered: 465 kms
  • Sightseeing: Khadakvasla Dam, Panshet Dam, Varasgaon Dam & Lavasa Dam
  • Watchouts: Internal route from Panshet Dam to Varasgaon Dam right upto Lavasa consists of bad roads

Did something which I have never experienced on Ninja 650 so far. Offroading! Bad Roads! Loose Gravel! and much more for close to 100 kms. We wanted to explore a new place where we had not been before and wanted to go off the usual NH highways so the search began on Google Maps and we froze on Dam! Dam! Dam! Dam! I mean 3 dams of Pune viz., Khadakvasla, Panshet, Varasgaon.

About the ride, from Mumbai to Khadakvasla was a good speed run post which the roads were bumpy and lot of loose gravel. Loved riding the N650 on bad roads too. The upright stance and soft cushion made life very easy in bad conditions although the bike felt top heavy a bit while battling the bad roads. Radiator Fan used to kick in quite often and used to stop after sometime. I am yet to install radiator guard so I was riding very carefully to avoid unnecessary flying debri and stones hitting the radiator. Pirelli Angel ST tires proved their worth on the bad roads and I would recommend Angel ST above the stock Dunlop’s performance for bad roads.

Internal road from Varasgaon to Lavasa is 100% bad roads all the way so those who want to venture this route be prepared for lot of off-roading

Now, time for some pictures.

2 Responses

  1. Jayesh says:

    Nice to see riders exploring internal beauty around Pune!!! I guess u people missed Pabe Ghat.

    • lost_rider says:

      We entered Pune through Khadakvasla Dam followed by Panshet Dam and Varasgaon Dam. From Varasgaon Dam, we took some interior route to reach Lavasa which was very bad especially for the bikes we are riding. Good Fun Though! 🙂

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