Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th March 2016, 09:27   #736
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 2,307
Thanked: 2,713 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ku69rd View Post
Any confirmations if the bookings are being accepted for the Himalayan starting from tomorrow? (16th of March)
Also any reports if deliveries will start immediately?
Booking will be open today.

Deliveries I heard is within 2 months. OTR Blore is 1,84,325/-

Will confirm on these during the day if I get more information.
tharian is online now   (7) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 09:40   #737
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 347
Thanked: 439 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharian View Post
. OTR Blore is 1,84,325/-
OTR Chennai is Rs. 1,75,800/- I have asked my friend to make a booking in Velavan motors, as soon as they open bookings. They have a black bike on display but no test rides as of now. The RE showrooms in Besant Nagar and OMR are not sure about when the bike will be on display as of now.
The price does not include any of the accessories I think, definitely not the panniers

Last edited by arulpeem : 16th March 2016 at 09:49.
arulpeem is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 10:16   #738
Senior - BHPian
 
dkaile's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Meerut, India
Posts: 2,988
Thanked: 4,032 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Ex showroom price in Meerut - 159402/- On Road - 180151/-. From the horse's mouth (my dealer friend).
dkaile is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 10:46   #739
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,001
Thanked: 1,038 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

If the pricing is true as mentioned then it is killer pricing by RE and team for what they are offering. I am not sure but the Himalayan might cannibalize the Tbird350 as well as the Tbird500 sales as it can do what the Tbird's do and much more. As far as the CL and Standard series goes they will not be affected due to retro classic styling.
navin_v8 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 11:29   #740
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 347
Thanked: 439 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Attaching a photo with my friend on it. Since the bike is not yet registered he couldn't take it for a proper test ride.
Attached Thumbnails
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-himalayan-3.jpg  

arulpeem is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 11:32   #741
Senior - BHPian
 
man_of_steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BLR/TVM
Posts: 1,181
Thanked: 1,055 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Absolutely smashing pricing! I feel that that kind of power figure is justified for that pricing!
man_of_steel is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 11:58   #742
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 2,307
Thanked: 2,713 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by man_of_steel View Post
Absolutely smashing pricing! I feel that that kind of power figure is justified for that pricing!
Total!

No room for complaints on the pricing front and I have a feeling after riding the bike, I would feel it is more than worth it.

Keeping the price in mind, I would go for it even if I was in two minds.
Waiting for a test ride to see if the product matches up to its price.
tharian is online now   (3) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 11:59   #743
Senior - BHPian
 
ku69rd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,293
Thanked: 1,226 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tharian View Post
Booking will be open today.

Deliveries I heard is within 2 months. OTR Blore is 1,84,325/-

Cheers, got the same confirmation.

Did have a good look of the bike and I must admit that their welding bit on the chassis portion has improved tremendously. Are they in a position to be compared to other makes is still debatable.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-img_20160316_093257532.jpg

The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-img_20160316_093305425.jpg

The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-img_20160316_093330736.jpg

The cockpit portion seems to be not well sorted out. That space can be used to host travel aids. Windscreen quality seems to be a bit of a let down. Tires seems to be too knobby for tarmac and might not be actually smooth. (PSI Can be dropped if they are too bumpy).

Engine and its note just do not match with any of their existing motorcycles which is understandable because of the deviation from the usage of Push Rods. Only time can answer if they are leak proof/perspiration proof. Silencer looks YUCK

Abundant usage of Plastics from RE Standards. Rear bumper is plastic, front fender is plastic, Side Covers are plastic. Windscreen quality could have been made better.

Pegs are ergonomically well designed. Very neutral position irrespective of whether you are sitting or standing. Seats are very comfortable.

Handlebar seemed to be Aluminum bars and not the old steel ones. Head lights seems like a retro design. Tail Lamps are LEDS. Easy to engage the main stand but it does not look very neat. Instrument cluster is well laid out and the buttons are definitely much better to operate when compared to Thunderbird that I have.

Will give my ride impressions when i get to ride it for some quality time.

Last edited by ku69rd : 16th March 2016 at 12:01.
ku69rd is offline   (13) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 12:55   #744
Senior - BHPian
 
Gordon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,420
Thanked: 162 Times
Default re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Ex-showroom Maharashtra - Rs 1,55,545/-
On road price in Mumbai - Rs 1,78,872/-
Gordon is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 14:08   #745
BHPian
 
Shubhendra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poona
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,178 Times
Default Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ku69rd View Post

Windscreen quality seems to be a bit of a let down.
Abundant usage of Plastics from RE Standards. Rear bumper is plastic, front fender is plastic, Side Covers are plastic. Windscreen quality could have been made better.
Thats why you just need to pay 1,5x,xxx INR only.
For the price, quality is not that bad and if you have ridden it in bad roads you would love it.
Its very very flickable in bad roads, just stand on foot pegs and fly.

Regards,
Shubhendra
Shubhendra is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 14:25   #746
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,001
Thanked: 1,038 Times
Default Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ku69rd View Post
Did have a good look of the bike and I must admit that their welding bit on the chassis portion has improved tremendously.
I was about to mention this when I was peeking at the close up photos from the press release. No wonder with Harris Performance UK roped in and Sid Lal moving to UK, has upped the quality levels.
Quote:
Tires seems to be too knobby for tarmac and might not be actually smooth.
I feel those are near perfect tyres for an ADV Tourer like the Himalayan. It can do both on and off road duties with aplomb. The mention of them being grippy and good quality by the auto journos is another feather in the cap.
Quote:
Silencer looks YUCK.
I actually quite liked the silencer another example of pure function over form given the terrain this motorcycle is going to be subjected to.
Quote:
Abundant usage of Plastics from RE Standards. Rear bumper is plastic, front fender is plastic, Side Covers are plastic.
Else RE wouldn't have been able to keep the weight down although marginally.
Quote:
Pegs are ergonomically well designed. Very neutral position irrespective of whether you are sitting or standing. Seats are very comfortable.
That is very much welcome for an ADV Tourer.
Quote:
Handlebar seemed to be Aluminum bars and not the old steel ones.
Might be to keep the weight in check.
Quote:
Will give my ride impressions when i get to ride it for some quality time.
As a fellow Tbird owner I am looking forward to your riding report on the Himalayan.
navin_v8 is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 15:02   #747
BHPian
 
Dodge_Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vashi
Posts: 483
Thanked: 461 Times
Default Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Anything on the pricing of accessories? Specially the luggage carriers, both hard/soft and those extra fuel carrying units?
Dodge_Viper is offline  
Old 16th March 2016, 16:00   #748
BHPian
 
petrolhead_neel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Burdwan
Posts: 626
Thanked: 1,039 Times
Default

Pricing is superb! Kudos to RE.

After the Versys 650, here, the Saree Guard makes its first appearance. Good to know that its easily removable. Looks bad. Sharing a screenshot of Kartikeya Singhee's Instagram post:
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!-1458124190407.jpg
petrolhead_neel is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 16th March 2016, 16:21   #749
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Pune
Posts: 109
Thanked: 156 Times
Default Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Did anyone notice the ex-Mumbai price instead of ex-Delhi?

"Royal Enfield has finally launched the much awaited Himalayan adventurer tourer in India today, priced at 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The company also announced that the on-road price of the bike in Mumbai will be 1.78 lakh. However, the company confirmed that the bike will not be sold in Delhi and the reason given to us by it was that the Himalayan is not BS4 compliant. However, the bike will be available for display in the city but cannot be registered. The bike will be however, available in the NCR region and is priced at 1.79 lakh (on road). The Himalayan will be available in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida

The company also said that it is working on the BS4 compliant version and it should be ready by April 2017."


Source: http://auto.ndtv.com/news/royal-enfi...-lateststories
surjaonwheelz is offline  
Old 16th March 2016, 16:59   #750
Senior - BHPian
 
ku69rd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,293
Thanked: 1,226 Times
Default Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan, now launched!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubhendra View Post
Thats why you just need to pay 1,5x,xxx INR only.
Agree to your statement.
Yes the stand and ride posture is very commendable. You can stand and ride for a few kms without having to fear for balance/control/lugging forward when you brake.

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin_v8 View Post
As a fellow Tbird owner I am looking forward to your riding report on the Himalayan.
The statements were purely my observations and I have tried to be as neutral as possible so that the reader can come up with his own understanding .

Silencer yes i went a bit overboard with my observation.

Sure Navin, have requested for a test ride and will put up a brief write up.

If at all I get lucky for a weekend, then I will put in a detailed write up.

Last edited by ku69rd : 16th March 2016 at 17:00.
ku69rd is offline   (5) Thanks
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10 Viju Motorbikes 372 22nd November 2016 14:42
Royal Enfield TBTS 500 Unveiled. EDIT: Now Launched !!! sajo Motorbikes 290 19th May 2013 11:33
When did Royal Enfield become "Enfield"? pullin Motorbikes 1 25th June 2010 13:34
Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2010 - Registrations Open praveen_sathaye Motorbikes 2 6th April 2010 17:54
500cc Royal Enfield vs NEW 350cc Enfield scottoe Motorbikes 22 13th October 2009 16:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:49.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks