Review of Royal Enfield Himalayan (Pre-ride)

These are my first thoughts review of Royal Enfield Himalayan. Pre-ride of course. Photos and videos included. Go here for my initial thoughts and Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Pre-ride review of Royal Enfield Himalayan
Looks good from above.

Adventure touring in India has never needed (not wanted) high-end dual sports motorcycles. People who have actually toured properly, know that most times it is easier on a simpler vehicle that attracts lesser attention. Which is why Royal Enfield is pretty much the goto motorcycle for this. Decent torque, common enough, cheap enough. Now, RE is headed to the small dual-sport route with their Himalayan. What do I think? Continue reading Review of Royal Enfield Himalayan (Pre-ride)

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    Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan

    The specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan was out the same day as the launch. But, the only thing they have kept under wraps is the cost. I will have to come back and edit this post once they release figures. That’s in mid-March 2016.

    Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Looks ruggedly built going by the specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan

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      Motorcycle battery – Top 5 tips

      Motorcycle battery maintenance is nowadays becoming irrelevant. Some of the new batteries on the market are sealed and come with 48-60 month warranties. 4-5 years i.e. Just crazy, compared to the batteries just a few years ago. And, with zero maintenance to the actual electrolyte level itself.

      Very soon, if Elon Musk has his way, this article itself will be irrelevant. The kind of change in the electricity storage scene, especially with Tesla, is mind boggling. Continue reading Motorcycle battery – Top 5 tips

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        Goan Thruxton diary – Cafe racer touring

        3 day weekends are rare and having a Goan Thruxton ride is rarer. This Triumph Thruxton was with me for a while and I had not really taken it out. Just one trip when I went out to donate blood. So, for the Republic Day weekend in 2015, Kavitha and I decided to head out.

        Goa Thruxton Loaded
        Loaded, while the REs sit back and watch.

        Thanks to Prashanth for letting us use this beautiful motorcycle for this ride.

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          Rider Mania 2016 – It is almost time.

          Alrighty, it is time for Rider Mania 2016! By this time next Wednesday, Rolling Thunder MC would have finished one day of riding and will be chilling out someplace in Telangana. I’m headed to BoBMC RM 2016, with the brothers from Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club. This is hosted by Wanderlust, Nagpur for this year. The boys from the Orange city have got my hopes up with the promise of “the loudest, maddest and wildest Biker bash yet”. And what they want us to do is “rock hard and live free”! You got it brothers, Haha!

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