How many of you guys out there like adventure biking? This latest product of Royal Enfield has changed the way you look at adventure bikes and off-roaders in the country, and a vast majority of this audience (adventure bikers) now want to own a Royal Enfield Himalayan.
You may not get the wonderful ‘dug dug’ sound that you would expect from a classic Royal Enfield bike but then again, the company has made this bike in a completely different manner than how they made their bikes in the past. A new, refined engine, special high-grip tyres from CEAT, first RE vehicle with mono-shock suspension and much more.
We at Read Scoops tested the vehicle and it’s that kind of a motorbike that you would want to book just 5 minutes after having taken a test ride (speaking out of personal experience). RE had literally tried and tested this bike in the Himalayas for over a year before launching it and they seemed to have been successful, delivering on most promises made.
A couple of problems existed with the first lot of these bikes, with a clutch issue and mileage issues but overall, the bike is a 9.5/10 as the later batches of these bikes improved on what was lacking earlier. A 120/90 rear tyre and a massive 21 inch front tyre makes mountain biking really easy and taking this bike off road is the most comfortable experience ever. We feel that if the bike was given a little bit more bhp, then it wouldn’t certainly gone from impressive to outstanding!
Royal Enfield Himalayan specifications:
Displacement – 411 cc
Power – 24.5 bhp (A bit more power and this would be a monstrous bike)
Torque – 32 Nm
Cooling – Air cooled
Top speed – 140kph
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