If I was to take an 11-day 1,800km tour around India, I’d want a BMW F800GS or the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX between my legs. A venerable Royal Enfield Bullet isn’t the first machine that springs to mind—although parts are probably easier to find on the subcontinent. But that’s the weapon of (no) choice for riders in the Rajasthan Motorcycle Challenge, which leaves Dehli in January 2010. The ride weaves through the desert and countryside, finishing at the Taj Mahal. And given the sights and sounds of India, we’re pretty sure it’ll be a life-changing experience. The Challenge is a fundraiser for the UK charity Scope, which helps people with cerebral palsy, and there are still some places available if you’re quick. Doing anything interesting after the next New Year break?