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Old 03-05-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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Royal Enfield Himalayan

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...orcycle_review

After recently trademarking the name Royal Enfield Himalayan, the rumor mill is running amok with yarns of an Adventure-Touring bike soon to be launched from the Indian OEM. Could this be recent hire, Pierre Terblanche’s first model for Royal Enfield? If so, there’s also talk of new engines from Royal Enfield – a 400cc Single (a more modern, powerful engine than the company’s current 500cc, two-valve, Thumper), as well as a 700cc parallel-Twin.

With all this possible fodder with which to play, Royal Enfield seems to be slow-pitching Terblanche everything he needs to create a model that’ll make the world take notice. We want to thank Nithyanandh K over at www.IndianCarsBikes.in for the artist conception above, but if Terblanche has something to do with the Himalayan model, the design will surely bear recognizable traits of his skill.

A rolling stone is what Pierre Terblanche has been in recent years: Leaving Piaggio in 2011 to join Norton (for a brief six-month period), then on to Confederate in 2013, where he stayed for about 18 months before joining Royal Enfield late last year. Terblanche wasn’t at Norton long enough to really accomplish anything, but his time spent at Confederate produced the X132 Hellcat Speedster.

Didn't see this topic anywhere so hopefully it is news.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:42 AM   #2
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Here's a brief article about the new engine development:
Royal Enfield developing two new engine platforms - The Times of India
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:34 AM   #3
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Turdblanche is the Chris Bangle of the motorcycle world. His shit is fucking ugly.
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:31 AM   #4
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Twin 750cc Interceptor to compete with the Bonnie line. Thats my 2cents
as for Himalyan- interesting. RE had some decent Scrambler models years back.
Imagine a 400cc thump, kicker, light with some bounce that looks classic..
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Twin 750cc Interceptor to compete with the Bonnie line. Thats my 2cents
as for Himalyan- interesting. RE had some decent Scrambler models years back.
Imagine a 400cc thump, kicker, light with some bounce that looks classic..
If they can bring back the look of the 750 Interceptor with the reliability of the new Triumph Bonnies then they'll have something. If they resurrect the thing in it's previous state then they will have wasted a ton of money.

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Old 05-11-2015, 11:37 AM   #6
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If they can bring back the look of the 750 Interceptor with the reliability of the new Triumph Bonnies then they'll have something. If they resurrect the thing in it's previous state then they will have wasted a ton of money.

The second happiest day of my life was in 1968 when I bought a new one. The happiest day of my life was in 1970 when I saw it leaving my driveway driven by its new owner.
Out of the Bonnie and the BSA and Norton twins of that era- The interceptor was Ace.. Looking.
I agree with what you say regarding a new interceptor.
Lets keep fingers crossed.

But as per the OP, it would be interesting to have saw an aircooled kicker that looks classic but rides new.. With no plasticy bits
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Out of the Bonnie and the BSA and Norton twins of that era- The interceptor was Ace.. Looking.


It was beautiful, and it epitomized the expression "Beauty is only skin deep."
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