The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by byewayrider » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:30 am

Think some spiral cable protector over that should prevent kinkyness.. Or 2 lollypop sticks and black duct tape :lol:

Or maybe a spring like used over fuel pipes :D
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by Mike Horton » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:13 pm

Well back from 3 day away down to Brighton from the West Mids and back. As previous decent trips the himalayan handled well 2 up with luggage as per the photo. In fact the engine seems to prefer and handle the extra weight well. If required it could accelerate up to 80 but prefers 60 mph and returned 74.5mpg for the whole journey. So I think once again summing up it does nothing outstanding but does everything well for 4k what else does???
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by Tramp » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:13 pm

So who was it i saw at westbay on tuesday lunchtime 3 bikes think the last one was a lady rider... Getting quite popular now... They did look rather splendid...

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Enfield Himalayan in Morocco

Post by Chris S » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:12 am

Over the Atlas now and warming up.
Here's a few pics so far. More on the website.

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Re: Enfield Himalayan in Morocco

Post by Tink » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:16 am

Chris S wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:12 am
Over the Atlas now and warming up.
Here's a few pics so far. More on the website.

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Great pictures.... Is that your own bike? Or have you hired it?👍👍

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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by frenchy3 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:08 pm

Great photos, didn,t like the look of the bridge much though :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by Mike Horton » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:25 am

Great pictures and shows the bikes true capabilities!

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Life is about experimentation

Post by Chris S » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:57 am

In my own experience, glacially slow would be a better description but let's not split hairs.
And yet people – women even! – like Lois P, Steph J and Jacqui F have ridden the length of Africa, the Americas, Asia or just plain RTW on bikes with similar or even less performance than the REH. Could it be that, like others, they perceive motorcycle travel as a bit more than breaching the National Speed limit on a dual carriageway.

For a 410, the REH has one of the least impressive power-to-weight ratios since Fred Flintstone’s go-cart – or maybe some full-dress Harleys. This confounding equation – not helped by Enfield’s hitherto ‘always sick, never terminal’ reputation – causes some brains to short circuit and become defensive.
I see it with Honda’s NCs - written off by the mags but a silent bestseller.

Whether it’s a fluke, inspired design or just simple investment leading to improvement (as we’ve seen with Triumph, Ducati and KTM since the 80s), the REH’s torque, gearing, CoG, suspension, weight distribution, seat height, equipment, mpg and of course unnervingly irresistable rrp all add up. Who’d have thought.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but so far it works for me – and once again, after 40 years I find myself having had more bikes than birthdays ;-0

For me the test will be durability or reliability. Will it be clapped-out by 10k as I’d expect of some Chinese bikes (or last year’s XR400 - another dual carriageway turkey, wwit!).

Time will tell.
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

Post by crofty » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:48 pm

Great pictures and looking good for the Himalayan.
Well done you for having the faith to experiment with something new.
Plenty folk doing long trips on the Himalayan, our own nathan and the ubiquitous Itchy Boots spring to mind.
Maybe better to travel glacially slow than not at all
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Re: Life is about experimentation

Post by Godspeed » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:21 pm

Chris S wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:57 am


Could it be that, like others, they perceive motorcycle travel as a bit more than breaching the National Speed limit on a dual carriageway.


Beautifully put phrase for all those ‘small’ bike lovers out there too 👍
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