Royal Enfield Himalayan

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Royal Enfield Himalayan

Post by Redballrun » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm

Experiences, recommendations and farkles
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

Post by abijithmrao » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:31 pm

Hello all, I’m Abijith from India. I rode the Himalayan across Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and EU over 6 months last year. I also rode the TET along Netherlands, Belgium , France, Slovenia, Croatia and Albania.

The bike is capable of doing it!

Pros - Good Ergonomics, Good Torque
Cons - Soft suspensions, unnecessarily heavy, Lacks power.

P.S - The Chassis of the Himalayan snapped, when I was in Mongolia, in the middle of nowhere along the Northern Route.

Then the company shipped a new frame to Berlin, where I swapped the frame and rode all the way to Iran and shipped it back.

According to me, it’s a very good concept bike but very badly executed.

You can follow my adventures/posts at

@trailbugadventures on Fb/instagram


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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

Post by mjhb » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:14 pm


Lots of info on the ADV rider site: ... t-36484243

If you haven't already, I'd recommend looking up Nathan Milward's experiences, especially his 16,000 miles on the clock report on youtube - ... 20&list=WL

He's done a few comparisons with bikes like the CRF 250, G310 GS and the baby Versys.

This is another good one, imho:

I'm quite taken with it, actually. I don't need 100 + bhp, and my ambitions and ability mean I don't need to do anything more technical than gravel roads/tracks/trails, such as those in the Nordic countries.

Just my tuppence worth ...
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