Kerala Bike Tours is a motorbike adventure tour and rental company organizing guided motorcycle holidays and hire in Southern India with Royal Enfields.
Daniel Benster was born and brought up in Yorkshire, UK. He’s 48 years old. He first came to India in 1992, when he bought his first bike in Delhi, a 350cc Enfield Bullet. That’s where his love affair with India, the bike (which he still owns), and the experience began. Born out of the desire to share this fantastic experience of motorcycling around the Indian subcontinent, Kerala Bike Tours was founded in 1999. Now 26 years and more than 200,000 kilometers on from the first riding with his beloved bike, and 19 years since running his 1st tour, Mr. Benster wants to share his passion with you.
Kerala Bike Tours' operations manager and support vehicle driver is the man who makes everything tick on tour and at the base in Kochi. Born and bred in Kochi, he has a vast network of contacts (everybody knows Niaz in Kochi) and a huge wealth of local knowledge. On tour, he’s always on hand to offer a cold drink, sort out permits, red tape, and any other local ‘difficulties’ with a smile and the right words. And he somehow manages to get Kerala Bike Tours' support vehicle through gaps that you'd think only a motorbike could get through. He's also an expert rider and has led many tours.
Paul B. Germany
Rented a Motorcycle there because we wanted somebody reliable. (Made some bad experiences in the past)
Niaz and Danny are super relaxed and always reachable if there is any problem. Furthermore they gave us fantastic tips where we should go.
The bikes are in blended conditions and we had a wonderful time with ours.
If we come back to Kerala they‘ll be our firs choice again!
Thank you very much guys!
We rented a 500cc bullet from Danny and Niaz and found them to be both very helpful and honest. We also loved the extra care that they give to the bikes, so that they could guarantee we would have no reliability issues on our self-ride tour. Sure enough the bike ran like a dream. Thanks!
We've been taking royal Enfield motorcycle holidays for over 6 years with Danny , we have always been supplied with up to date bikes , that are well maintained, Niaz is always helpful & readily gives advice as to destinations , hotels & roads , we have alway found them honest , trustworthy & would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of motorcycling in southern India , and look forward to doing many more trips with them , Dave Bannister & Ian Forbes
Best trip I’ve done. Bikes are really well cared for and in excellent condition. Logistics well organised. Such a beautiful and interesting part of the world and no better way to explore it. Would totally recommend
Working with Kerala bike tours was one of the most exciting days out in Kerala we had over a two month stay travelling around India filming for Bespoke Hotel Group. A truly professional and wonderful team. Great footage too - see action shot attached with the fabulous chef and food adventurer The Urban Rajah in the sidecar. Can't wait to return on a holiday next time!