Alright, Stormtrooper, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is home. It has been home for a while now. 535kms to be exact. These are my initial impressions and modifications to it. More from a fricking practicality point of view. Daily use report. Do not expect to see lifestyle photos, like the kind where people go 5 feet off the main road to make it seem like they’ve been riding dirt all day. If you’re looking for that, leave. Now.
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)”
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.
My favourite Ducati Scrambler from the 2016 range is the Full Throttle. It draws its inspiration from the flat-track and racing worlds. Not something that many people are exposed to here, but the motorcycle just feels right.
The “Deep Black” tank – which sports a dedicated logo with a yellow-black background. The seat also with yellow inserts, draws on flat-track origins. The end result is a sporty look and outstanding rider comfort.
Powered by a brand-new 998cc parallel-twin engine, the Africa Twin is available in two versions—one with a highly advanced Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), and another with a standard gearbox. The two models of Honda Africa Twin cost $13,699 and $12,999, respectively. Of-course these are Honda Africa Twin cost in USA, not here.