Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners Thread

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  1. eakins

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    Rally over, full report in a day or so.

    [​IMG]


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    You're right on about that - torquey, low revving engine, good off-road ergo's, pack-mule-like for carrying gear, great fuel range, simple if you need to fix anything along the way. This bike really nails it in so many ways.

    Had a look at your thread. Great stuff. This BDR thing is amazing. I can't believe I never heard about it before... but then, maybe you don't want it to be too well known. Keep it for people who really respect it and won't take it for granted.
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  5. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Adding so more .

    So stable in cross winds you can ride with one one hand and pick you nose with the other but light enough on its feet like a ballerina to tip in and out of a turn like its part of the dance, carves corners like Ginsu, holds it line like it's on rails.
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    All packed and ready to roll. Will ride up to Elk Park NC today and start the MABDR tomorrow. [​IMG]

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    Just a few thoughts on the Himmy as a overland travel bike.

    -pretty much plug and play, it's all here, other than adding hand guards the bike is completely stock and ready to go.
    -comfortable with great ergos.
    -easy to fix and maintain.

    If it proves to be reliable, it will be the perfect simple man's tourer.


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  9. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I think it will. I mean they been surviving everything Ladakh has thrown at them as rental tour bikes for two years running. :-)
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    True, but the rental companies also have a chase vehicle loaded with parts. I am very confident this bike has what it takes. I've beaten the crap out of it for the past 1000 miles and, besides the minor clutch issue it's been flawless. This trip will be more reflective of my intended mission for the bike. A RTW all road bike.

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    I just like the sound of that....




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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    You sure about the chase vehicle man ? I mean, I'm talking about the Ladakh region in the Himalayan mountains of India.
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    There’s a tiny section in this short clip that shows a pick up or similar taking personal kit.

    Other videos of ‘White Out’ expeditions show the trip in more detail ... personally I think it looks awesome !

    Anyway, more importantly, I think this clip illustrates the Himalayan’s capabilities quite nicely. Take my money




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  14. Eatmore Mudd

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    Yah those guys needed it to carry the production crew and producers.

    Tour rentals like this guy for just one example are what I was talking.


    Besides him there metric shite tons of folks renting and and just riding up Khardng La. You never see or hear of chase truck with those folks. Too expensive.
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    Couldn’t agree more ! What a trip, and that lovely engine note too


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    So is there anything special or unique about lifting the gas tank on the Himalaya?
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    Day 1- Tiger GA to Elk Park ND
    Distance 201 miles
    Avg mpg -66.45

    Mixed pavement ride today including state, U.S. and interstate 26. Bike ran great and cruised comfortably on the interstate at 65 mph for about 40 miles. Lot has been said about it being to slow for interstate travel, that may be but it is extremely stable in and around class A trucks. It just sits there hardly affected by the drafting and wind blasts from big trucks. I'll take this bike at 65 all day long over a KLR capable of higher speeds anyday.
    On the slower roads it's motorcycle nirvana putting along at 55. The engine is sitting in the meat of the torque curve at that speed and the only time I had to shift was on 8% grades. Its been a long time since I've had so much fun touring. This really is a comfy bike, great ergos, good seat, no vibes, relaxed ride quality. The trade off for all this goodness is there ain't a whole lot passing power.
    BTW, avg moving speed was 50.1.




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    Not really. Loosen two bolts, disconnect fuel line and fuel gauge wire and off it comes.


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    On my way down to SW Wisconsin Friday and on the way home Sunday, roughly 80 miles each way on 4 lane divided highway, wasn't interstate and the limit 65, most everyone running 70-72, a comfortable to me 62-66mph. The remaining 70 miles on County roads at 50-ish.

    You've said it better than I will.

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    Thank you!