Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km Review

Having bought the Royal Enfield Himalayan earlier in 2016, I am now writing the 2nd instalment in the long term ownership series. This post is the Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km review which covers service recalls, quality, mods and general thoughts around how this motorcycle has fared for me over the last few months. I finished 5k mid-August 2016, about three months after having bought it. If you do not have time and want to read the Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km review in short with my recommendation, skip directly to the end of this post.  What feedback do you have for me? Feel free to leave a comment. Continue reading “Royal Enfield Himalayan 5000km Review”

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 Photos

Plenty of BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos from the various events, pepper this page. I am not sure if the order of these pictures is perfect. After a good rest from yesterday’s ride, things are a bit hazy. This is how it looked in the morning from our hotel room up there, as riders came in.  We got ready to head to the venue about 20 kilometres out of Nagpur.

BOBMC RiderMania 2016 photos parking
The gathering of RTMC riders

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Saddle Bag Stay

Most of our one day or weekend rides require little regarding luggage space. But, for an upcoming trip, it became evident that I would need a Himalayan saddle bag stay to figure out a way to load saddle bags onto the bike without fouling with the either the silencer or the rear wheel. I could either buy an existing one or build one from scratch.

This post is part 1 of 2 where I cover:

  • purchase
  • alteration
  • installation
  • size comparison

Once I am back from the tour, I will publish part 2 of 2 with real world usage data based on how the saddlebag stays for the Himalayan performed.

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