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Old 11th October 2015, 23:50   #331
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Not sure if somebody posted this before. The sound of Himalayan looks to be heard till Himalayas
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The sound of Himalayan looks to be heard till Himalayas.
Not sure about the Himalayas, but it certainly doesn't seem to be heard right by my ears.
If you observe carefully, the thump is a complete mismatch with respect to the speed from the 18h second of the video.

To whoever made this video, I'd advise him to enhance his video making skills.
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That video is downright humorous!

The dude on the motorcycle is cruising down the road at a nice, easy clip and the sound effects are waiting at a traffic light, reving the engine a bit to keep it from dying.
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That video is downright humorous!

The dude on the motorcycle is cruising down the road at a nice, easy clip and the sound effects are waiting at a traffic light, reving the engine a bit to keep it from dying.
More concerning, I notice both bikes "settling" at the rear end. Unladen. Solo saddle.

If that's the spring rate of the rear mono shock, the way Bulleteers like to pack for Ladakh (shifting residence), the rear end will be completely bottomed out.
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If you observe carefully, the thump is a complete mismatch with respect to the speed from the 18h second of the video.
Not only is the thump a mismatch, we don't hear any other noise other than the so called thump. Not even the auto rickshaws' and other two wheelers that are close by. Even when the bike has pulled away the noise level doesn't diminish...
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Not sure if somebody posted this before. The sound of Himalayan looks to be heard till Himalayas
That is NOT the pipe that was on the bikes I saw tested up here - which were highly upswept with a matte black finish. While they (meaning the pack of five or six that came past our place a a few months back) sounded pleasingly healthy, they were not loud.

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More concerning, I notice both bikes "settling" at the rear end. Unladen. Solo saddle.

If that's the spring rate of the rear mono shock, the way Bulleteers like to pack for Ladakh (shifting residence), the rear end will be completely bottomed out.
It is normal for the suspensions of all dual-sport bikes to "settle", and it is possible to load them very heavily (think world-tour) without issues, since they have plenty of travel and use progressive-rate springs (and sometimes progressive damping, too) which harden more as they compress. The first few inches are generally kept very soft in order to keep the ride quality plush (and the tyre in better contact with available grip surfaces) over smaller ripples/bumps/depressions, etc.

Set up right, it really works beautifully, and until one has experienced it (I'm thinking of my experiences on DR/KLR/XL's), it is difficult to imagine how great it is to be able to run at speed down a road with more potholes than paving (or to jump up over high concrete curbs, etc), and to literally hardly feel a thing!!! I don't expect the Himalayan's suspension to be quite that capable, but I don't think the bit of "settling" observed (technical term here is "sag") is anything to worry about - in fact, it makes me hopeful!

Having said that, I'll concede that I see ridiculously overloaded Bullets up here with some regularity...

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While they (meaning the pack of five or six that came past our place a a few months back) sounded pleasingly healthy, they were not loud.

-Eric
The sound in the video has been added/edited and not the thump from the bike, which was even mentioned by fellow bhpians after i dumbly posted the video.
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It is normal for the suspensions of all dual-sport bikes to "settle", and it is possible to load them very heavily (think world-tour) without issues, since they have plenty of travel and use progressive-rate springs (and sometimes progressive damping, too) which harden more as they compress. The first few inches are generally kept very soft in order to keep the ride quality plush (and the tyre in better contact with available grip surfaces) over smaller ripples/bumps/depressions, etc.

Set up right, it really works beautifully, and until one has experienced it (I'm thinking of my experiences on DR/KLR/XL's), it is difficult to imagine how great it is to be able to run at speed down a road with more potholes than paving (or to jump up over high concrete curbs, etc), and to literally hardly feel a thing!!! I don't expect the Himalayan's suspension to be quite that capable, but I don't think the bit of "settling" observed (technical term here is "sag") is anything to worry about - in fact, it makes me hopeful!

Having said that, I'll concede that I see ridiculously overloaded Bullets up here with some regularity...

-Eric
Hi Eric, yup I know about progressive springs.

And I still think the rear ends are sagging a lot more than necessary for a adventure bike being ridden solo.

Let's wait for the bike to come out and see.

Cheers, Doc
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Any news or updates on the Himalayan?
The other day visited a Mumbai showroom and inquired with the sales person present, According to him the Himalayan may not be launched in 2015.
This was quiet disheartening to hear. Don't even know if that's the scenario as all indications were pointing towards a launch during the festive season. Now that the season is almost here, the news, sightings and absence of any buzz unfortunately points towards the sales person's version being true.
However I hope I am proved wrong here.
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According to him the Himalayan may not be launched in 2015.

However I hope I am proved wrong here.
cheers!

I was hoping to ask the same question as you. No updates or any spy shots of the bike for few weeks now. So,not sure if we can expect to see the bike during the RiderMania next month,as there were rumours of displaying the bike during the event.

Fingers Crossed.
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The other day visited a Mumbai showroom and inquired with the sales person present, According to him the Himalayan may not be launched in 2015.
Knowing RE they launch their products real slow and steady. They are an old school company which believes in the adage, "Slow and steady wins the race."

Nevertheless I am sure they are carrying out some extensive testing on it, maybe they have started feeling the heat from the competition (Mahindra Mojo is one example I can think of). Since this is touted to be an adventure tourer unlike any other motorcycle they have launched so far, it must be taking time for them to iron out the chinks in the armour. I mean the engine is a OHC oil cooled unit, mono suspension, etc. must be too much for RE to handle. I will be glad if they launch it with accessories for touring like hardbox panniers, mounting points, 12V charging socket, tubeless tyres, etc.
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I went to the Royal Enfield showroom at Saket yesterday, inquiring about delivery times and onroad price for the continental gt and classic chrome. However during the conversation the sales guy asked me that why don't I wait till the end of November for the launch of Himalayan and then make my decision.

So I asked him if he is sure about this news and he said yes as enfield is not participating in the expo and wants to get the bike out as soon as possible so that the sales and delivery can start from January, similar to the way they launched the GT. And they were informed about this by the company itself.

Lets wait and watch.
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Pictures taken by my brother today in Coimbatore. Spotted near Pricol, who is supplying the instrument cluster. Notice 2 of them are there.

As per the rider, the motor is 410cc and churns out 27 bhp.

Have cropped the spare tank and logo from the main picture. Must admit the spare tank has a neat touch of holding / locking it in place.
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Have cropped the spare tank and logo from the main picture. Must admit the spare tank has a neat touch of holding / locking it in place.
Also noticed the frame for mounting panniers on the other bike which is half visible. Would be nice if RE supplies them with a single Key for all.
(Not mandatory, as their ignition switch is not very reliable and would have to be changed anyways after a couple of monsoons)
Good going though.
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