With the skyrocketing price of extremely complex, extremely capable, extremely luxurious adventure bikes on the market, it seems that this unlikely bike from an unlikely manufacturer has come at just the right time. But, anyone can make a bike that talks the talk, but we wanted to see if the Royal Enfield Himalayan can walk the walk. That being said, we are also optimistic and, sometimes masochistically, willing to give the benefit of the doubt.
After Senior Editor Rob Dabney got back from the press introduction of the Himalayan he was impressed, or at least intrigued, enough to immediately ask Royal Enfield for a long term test unit. After that event, we also took it to our super secret off-road testing grounds in the San Bernardino Mountains and another full day of off-roading in the San Diego backcountry.
With all that riding combined, the Himalayan got a taste, or large helping rather, of a lot of gnarly off-road conditions. This bike was ridden through some pretty sizable rock garden-like trails, up and down rugged jeep roads, through tight single track, and blasted down ledgy, uneven sand washes.
Just looking at the numbers you can tell that a cc motor putting out a claimed 24 horsepower is pretty detuned. This is not, nor does it claim to be, a performance-oriented powerplant. That being said, being a small-displacement, single cylinder that redlines at 6, RPM, the Himalayan is incapable of tearing itself apart.
At the Taste Of Dakarwe were ringing it out passing groups of riders on s, s, and s. You do have to ride it more like a two-stroke, keeping the momentum up and not letting the RPMs drop too low. Being a five speed bike, the gaps in gears are very large.
Trying to get through deep, soft sand required some paddling because the gear spacing between first and second is big. Either second gear being lower or five more horsepower would be very helpful. What would also be very helpful is a set of more off-road-oriented tires with some deeper knobs. Other than sand, the other limitation would be hill climbs.
If there is plenty of traction, we could click it down into first and crawl up some moderately steep inclines but anything that you need brute force to clear would be an issue. We also spent some quality time on the the highway with the Himalayan. Large bar-end weights do a pretty good job of keeping the vibration away from the rider.
Also, when facing a significant incline or headwind, the max speed can drop down to around 65 mph.
General Accessories Royal Enfield Himalayan
Without a doubt, this is the best part of this bike. Well, there might be a little doubt because some would argue the overall look is the best part, but we digress. It actually has a good amount of wheel travel 7. The Himalayan is a great bike for riding washboard dirt roads. The fork made the washboard almost non-existent. The suspension is set up a little soft, yet it has a progressive feel which means you can take hits faster than you might think. Everywhere else it works surprisingly well.Aiming to boost its sales performance and increase market share, Royal Enfield is ready to bring in a range of new models in While the bikemaker will give a generation change to its highly popular cc motorcycles, it will discontinue the cc models including Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird.Royal Enfield Himalayan Modifications #2 (part 1)
Besides this, the company will upgrade its lineup to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. Here, we have listed the top 5 upcoming Royal Enfield bikes that will hit showrooms next year. The new-generation Royal Enfield Classic is surely one of the much-awaited bike launches of the next year.
Reports suggest that the Royal Enfield Classic might get a bigger BS6-compliant engine ranging between cc than the existing one. Similar to the Classicthe Royal Enfield Thunderbird will receive comprehensive changes along with a new platform and BS6-compliant powertrain. The spy pictures reveal that the bike will get a single-pod digital analogue instrument cluster with an LCD display instead of the twin-pod unit.
Other highlights will include LED DRLs in circular ring around the headlamp, a retro rotary selector and kill switch, new seats and revised side panels. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird will share its engine with the new-generation Classic The next-generation Royal Enfield Bullet will also be among the top 5 upcoming Royal Enfield bikes that will go on sale next year. The updated version of the motorcycle will use the same engine that will be offered in the new Classic and Thunderbird The design changes and feature upgrades will also be similar to its siblings.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, which was recently caught on camera, will receive some major upgrades. The bike will get a larger windscreen, a twin-pod instrument cluster and hazard warning light along with a switchable ABS anti-lock braking system.
Powering the new Himalayan will be the BS6-compliant cc, single-cylinder engine making power worth The company will also upgrade its flagship motorcycles — Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT — next year. The updated model might get different exhaust tips as we have seen on the test mule.
Currently, the Interceptor comes in the price range of Rs 2. India Car News.
Parts for Royal Enfield Himalayan
Most Popular. To Top.Royal Enfield has been in continuous production since its arrival in India inhence most of us have grown up watching our dads or grand dads riding one.
It is more than a motorcycle to many in the country. A lifestyle, a cult following, Royal Enfield has come a long way since its inception and is one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world. While most RE customers are happy with their stock motorcycles, there are some who yearn to make them better aftermarket parts and accessories. However, we advice motorcyclists to be careful that these parts must not hinder the bike's safety. Here is a list of popular performance upgrades that a rider can opt for:.
Tyres can make a huge difference on a motorcycle's ride quality. If you choose knobby tyres, it would be great for off road usage but will not provide a very smooth ride on tarmac. And smooth, sticky tyres will be appropriate for off road. Hence, one needs to be pick tyres based on requirements and even if there is no specific need, a set of better tyres to enhance grip will never make you regret. A good branded rear tyre will cost about Rs Image: Amazon. Who doesn't want to enhance their motorcycle's exhaust note, but along with that free flowing exhaust gases can improve performance as well.
Only pick exhausts from well recognised brands that provide these as a regular fitment in place of the stock canister. It good exhaust will cost about Rs Image: Flybhp. Cleaner the air, the happier the engine will be. Fit your motorcycle with an effective air filter that helps clean the air that is sucked in by the engine. Image: KnN. If the view in front is well lit, the rider can be more confident at night.
Hence, invest in a good headlamp that is easily available at prices ranging from Rs If not the headlamp cluster, one can also simply fit a more powerful bulb, keeping in mind the electric charge requirements of it. An important prerequisite of this upgrade is that one must be careful not to pick duplicate Chinese headlamps and bulbs, which can damage the electric circuit of the motorcycles.Sign In. Sign Out. UK: All Models. Air Filter. Carburettor Parts - Mikcarb. Fuel Injection.
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Rear Sets. Toolboxes Accessories. Touring Emergency Kit.The harness is made of high-quality OEM grade materials for years of trouble-free service. It is also protected by a 15 amp fuse. Remove the seat to gain access to the battery, connect the red lead of the MOTO STUFF harness to the positive battery terminal and the black lead to the negative battery terminal. Available below.
Step by step detailed instructions are included. The dual USB charger outputs 2. This is a 15 AMP switched circuit, which means it is turned off and on by the bikes ignition switch. If you are planning to use a volt compact air compressor, be sure to check it to make sure it does not draw more than 10 amps! Usually better to get a compressor that connects to your battery tender SAE connector and ensure it's got the proper capacity. However, please be aware when shipping outside the USA, import tax, duties, and other local taxes may still be charged by the destination government or municipality.
From April 17th through April 26th we will be moving to a much larger space with a retail area You can still order, however. If you need something sooner or have questions please contact us at: erin srcmoto. Pendleton, Or Close menu. G GS. G R. CRF L. NC Protective Guards. TIGER Log in. Close cart.Way2Speed Performance, vehicle customization firm based in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, has transformed the Royal Enfield Himalayan into something more dynamic.
New parts and painted a sporty red and white, the Royal Enfield Himalayan gains a unique stance closely akin to the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak. It sports a three part Enduro quarter fairing, an aerodynamic high lift front fender, a carbon fiber windscreen, higher and more extended rear fender and custom handlebars which include knuckle guards with indicators.
Better aerodynamics and choice of three different exhaust systems are also a part of its makeover where in aerodynamic drag is also reduced to a great extent.
Besides cosmetic and minor changes to the exhaust system, Way2Speed Performance has left the bikes performance and other components intact as the bike came in from the factory. Started inRushLane is India's leading auto news website. Updated daily with news on cars, bikes, motorcycles, scooters, electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, domestic sales and exports report, scoops, exclusive spy shots, as well as detailed reviews by experts. Sign in.
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It is also protected by a 15 amp fuse. Remove the seat to gain access to the battery, connect the red lead of the MOTO STUFF harness to the positive battery terminal and the black lead to the negative battery terminal.
Available below. Step by step detailed instructions are included. The dual USB charger outputs 2. This is a 15 AMP switched circuit, which means it is turned off and on by the bikes ignition switch.