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Old 20th January 2016, 13:29   #451
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No offense taken guys the whole reason why I put it up here is to share what people have been doing already and kick off a discussion man, no offense taken..
Some of the crucial aspects of an adventure oriented motorcycle are:
* Adjustable suspension- ideally front and rear both
* Good ground clearance
* spoked rims
* Light weight
* robust frame and subframe, and rugged parts
* knobbies/semi
* decent tank size
* easy luggage mounting system
* Preferably an adjustable wind screen
* Relaxed torquey engine tuned for low and mid range
* Upright riding posture
* other stuff like a 12V socket, comfy seat, Aux lights
* ABS!

All these are a bit difficult to achieve when we try and modify existing line of bulls. Esp the frame and suspension bit. A lot of garages have been doing these modifications, but its like a compromise, win some, loose some. A good dedicated, purpose built adventure bike from the factory definitely sounds like need of the hour.
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Just passing along a hearsay.

A friend recently visited an RE showroom to check some prices and he got a glimpse of the current price list. There was a particular bike mentioned as 'CAMO BIKE' priced at INR2.3Lakhs (1.98Lakhs Ex-Showroom) OTR Bangalore. The sales guy mentioned confidently that it is the Himalayan's price break up.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-img20160119wa0036.jpg

I never trust the sales guys with anything unless I can see it and verify it. So can't say if it is completely true or not!
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Folks, sorry for a very noob question. During the initial days of the testing of the Himalayan, there was a mention that the bike will come in 2 engine variants. 400 CC and 750 CC liquid cooled.

Any idea if the bigger engine variant is planned at all.

Thanks in advance.
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400 CC and 750 CC liquid cooled.

Any idea if the bigger engine variant is planned at all.
The rumored engine capacity figure is 410cc, which is, well, a rumor as there is no official confirmation. But the 750cc LC engine possibilities can be ruled out as none of the spy pics revealed any big radiators to cool a mammoth 750cc engine. So I believe that the only engine will be a 400/410cc oil cooled OHC Single.
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Folks, sorry for a very noob question. During the initial days of the testing of the Himalayan, there was a mention that the bike will come in 2 engine variants. 400 CC and 750 CC liquid cooled.

Any idea if the bigger engine variant is planned at all.

Thanks in advance.
No 750 cc in sight. A rumor

The 410 cc is also oil cooled, not liquid cooled
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Just bumped on to this! That sounds smooth.

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And now for the first time their website teases us with this

Himalayan

and in Times of India blog

Times of India Article

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And here are some more details about the Himalayan by Siddhartha Lal

Original Article on TOI
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Just bumped on to this! That sounds smooth.
Indeed! How exciting.. Sounds like this is somewhere in Delhi/up North from the sound of the talks. Maybe we get some more videos leaked soon

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Official pics !

Source: Himalayan
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And now for the first time their website teases us with this

Himalayan

and in Times of India blog

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My My My! That's whole lot of information! So officially, its a 400cc OHC + oil cooler with output of 25BHP!

[PS]Special mention of the service interval of 10,000Kms!

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My, My!

I'm now looking forward to test ride the bike

But the question will be whether I will be interested to downgrade from a 44BHP bike to a 25 bhp one
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Time to check if there is space for a second bike in the garage Kudos to the RE marketing team.

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Royal Enfield oozing with confidence to declare the 10000 KM service interval. Lets see if it stays that way when they declare the warranty period of the motorcycle. Any way it is kudos to RE
From the jumps in the video : - does anyone think that the motorcycle is front heavy ?

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From the jumps in the video : - does anyone think that the motorcycle is front heavy ?
Yep, I felt the same when he was doing the jumps.

What I felt more evident was the soft rear suspension., or was it set soft?
It looked like it was bottoming out quite often. One of the grabs on the video posted above shows the rear quite compressed.

I don't mind it being soft since it will add to the comfort factor with the long front travel suspension on bad roads . Concern is over a loaded bike with pillion and how it will affect the ride. Shouldn't end up like a car when loaded with luggage and passengers.

I was not too happy with the power output. The gearing and torque maybe good for what the bike is intended for and it may do 100 all day comfortably as Sid Lal mentioned in the blog, but what if you need that burst of power above that?

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