Royal Enfield Himalayan

CraigBKK

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Indian motorbike journalists had their first chance to test ride the bike around Shimla last week. The weather conditions were poor and did not allow thorough testing; I believe no one got out of 3rd gear. This is the best of the road test videos that I've seen.

[video=youtube_share;uSdInyfUD8M]http://youtu.be/uSdInyfUD8M[/video]
 

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Royal Enfield's Himalayan adventure bike may be one of the coolest things that happened in the long history of the Indian house, but seeing a rendering showing it in a Dakar-ish rally-raid guise is funny. That is because of the ill-fated decision to leave the scene showing parts falling off the bike in the final cut of the first official video... 'nuff said....

Read more: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/royal-enfield-himalayan-rally-raid-rendering-has-us-smiling-in-embarrassment-104488.html#ixzz4MGucxBkA
 

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Some positive Himalayan news: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/royal-enfield-himalayan-coming-europe
"Some may remember it from the promo video which Royal Enfield withdrew after keen-eyed viewers spotted a peg snapping off as the bike landed following a jump, a moment captured in the still image below.A Royal Enfield spokesman said at the time that the bike shown was a prototype. Let’s give it a second chance, eh."

And some bad Himalayan experiences:https://www.rushlane.com/royal-enfield-himalayan-customer-repeated-problems-12202664.html
That makes a broken footpeg look like a tiny issue.....
"I seriously think you were better off making bullets, as it was created and given to you and all you have to do was a copy paste." :lol3

Dakar Rally, tough as nails, nah not yet.....

But I hope that RE fixes the issues and gets customer service/satisfaction under control......
 

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Seems the Himalayan sales in Thailand has started from today, at the Motor Show. Will check for the price.
 

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Price is not yet known in detail but should be below 200.000 baht.
First deliveries in Thailand are scheduled end 2017, hopefully in the cold season.
 

Captain_Slash

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I had a look at some Stallions in Chiang Mai today
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The choke
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A fuel tap, these are not fuel injection bikes but old lawn mower technology, they still have carburettors.

If I had to choose a bike from that list I would go for the Yamaha any day.

Interesting how the Honda on that list is an old one, a better comparison would be the CB 300F which would match any of them on performance but probably beat them all on fuel economy
 

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Prices are: 169.800 Baht for the Street version and 191.800 Baht for the Touring version.
 

rdrokit

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Nice bike but for the price I still think you get more with a Stallions Scrambler 400 at 116,900 baht. Has 4 valves not 2, 29hp as opposed to the Royal Enfields 24.5hp, lighter at 160kg vs. 191kg for the Enfield and both are EFI.IMGP0005.jpg
 

brake034

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Interesting, a decent priced YSS front and rear spring/shock upgrade kit for the Himalayan.

 

brake034

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On show at the Royal Enfield booth from 18-08-18 till 26-08-18 at Bangkok BITEC motor show.
Only a show model, so far no production plans :D



 

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Actually, that doesn't half look bad, not sure how it would perform with all that scaffolding around it.
 

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Cool looking bike, but maybe a little overkill for a 400 cc and 25 HP machine?
 
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