On Monday, Jaggi Vasudev, famously known as Sadhguru, set out on a 30,000km journey from the UK to India, as a part of his ‘Save Soil; awareness campaign. The 64-year-old yoga guru will spend the next 100 days astride the BMW K1600 GT motorcycle, navigating through Europe and the Middle East.
While many have chalked off this endeavour as a part of a good cause, most are seemingly surprised by Sadhguru’s motorcycling skills. Many do not know that apart from imparting life wisdom, he also holds a deep passion for automobiles. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a brief look at his garage.
The ‘Save Soil’ awareness campaign isn’t Sadhguru’s first rodeo on wheels. Back in 2017, his Isha Foundation arranged a Rally for Rivers programme, which saw him drive his Mercedes Benz G63 AMG from Kanyakumari to Haridwar. With the creature comforts offered on the Merc, we bet he had a rather comfortable time. The Merc is powered by a 5461cc, V8 twin-turbo petrol engine, which makes 551hp of power and 760Nm of torque.
Apart from being a poet, yogi and New York Times bestselling author, Sadhguru also fancies himself as a track enthusiast. In a video titled ‘Sadhguru on the Racetrack,’ the spiritual speaker can be seen taking instructions from Christian Rado, a professional racing driver, before taking the car for a spin himself.
Speaking of which, the heavily modified car in the video is called the Toyota Scion. It is said to make around 1000hp of power and reach a top speed of 338kph. While exact details aren’t known, the car seems to be sporting a big turbocharger, larger brakes, a new suspension setup and custom-built intake and exhaust.
For his 30,000km solo journey to India, Sadguru has taken the help of his steady steed: the BMW K 1600 GT. Not only the Beemer sports all the bells and whistles necessary for a long ride like this, but it is also packed with a decently powerful engine. Powering it is a 1.6-litre, six-cylinder engine which makes 160hp of power and 174Nm of torque.
Along with the BMW tourer, Sadhguru also owns an Italian mile muncher. And just like the K 1600 GT, the Multistrada 1260 also comes with a whole host of rider-friendly features such as different riding modes, semi-active suspension, wheelie control, quick shifter and more. Powering it is a 1262cc L-Twin motor which makes 158hp at 9500rpm and a peak torque of 129.5Nm.
Yet another impressive addition to his garage is the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled. In fact, back in 2018, a video of Sadhguru and Baba Ramdev on the Scrambler went viral. The Italian motorcycle not only looks the part but also packs a punch. Powering it is an 803cc air-cooled motor, which makes 76hp of power and 66.2Nm of torque.