Peugeot Motorcycles (which is owned by Mahindra) has announced the India leg of the Paris Saigon (Ho Chin Minh City) ride conducted by Samuel Felice and Ambroise Prince on two Django 125cc scooters.
The ride was inspired by the iconic saga of Serge Gracium and Michel Vaslin, two officers of the French Navy, who traveled from Saigon to Paris with their Peugeot Scooters S57 in 1956.
However, this time, the ride is being conducted in the opposite direction on the Django scooter which is inspired by the S57 scooters.
The India leg of the ride to Saigon starts from September 30th from Kolkata and will ride across the unexplored terrain of North East India to exit from Moreh in Manipur.
The India leg of the ride will also mark the first time a Peugeot Scooter will be seen on Indian roads officially.
Vinod Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. said, "This is the first time that Peugeot scooters will be seen on Indian roads. It gives us immense pleasure to be associated with this historical ride and we feel immensely proud that India will be a part of this passionate and challenging road trip."