Royal Enfield Himalayan

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  1. BrianP

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  2. boingk

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    That'd be a hoot, riding along on an Enfield Adventure bike!
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  3. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    How can you possibly have an adventure without ABS, traction control and electronic suspension?
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    You forgot the starbucks card and a cupholder.
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    My dad has a Royal Enfield Military. Factory crash bars and "ammo can" panniers. It sounds like it's already an adventure bike.
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  7. John Ashman

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    Notice the front mount extra tank holders. I just think it needs to be light enough to be an agile trail bike, otherwise it has no real advantage over a twin, unless it's notably less expensive.
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  8. John Ashman

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  9. NJ-Brett

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    You would think we would have a lot more bikes like this around since the rest of the world would find it more useful then a motocross bike with lights or a huge 800cc+ dual sport bike or a street bike with race bike style.

    A simple, tough, lighter bike with 25 to 35 hp and 75 mpg is what would be most useful in many area's.
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  10. John Ashman

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    Motorcycle engineers seem to favor 350-450cc designs which makes sense in that they would vibrate less and run in a sweetspot between too big and too small. Newer designs use counterbalancers to try to help, but then you're adding weight, lowering performance a bit and costing more money. I think there will be a new renaissance in the mid class singles for that and other reasons (such as racing)

    I think the Himalayan is a bike that if he does it even marginally right, it's going to end up with a lot of competition fast and that is a great thing.
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  11. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    Too big, tall, and heavy for most of the world.


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    I wish I could find something I liked about that bike, but there is nothing. Just thinking about it gives me Tourette's.
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    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    WR250R fits the (yawn) bill. 500exc can go from Austria to Egypt it seems
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    AL510 Been here awhile

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    interesting comment. I guess it depends on weather you are getting your interest from the bike or the trip....
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  18. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Gotta be the trip, period on a WR250R. A 500exc offers plenty of amusement, and can be converted to an alright lightweight adventure bike too.
    I am an admitted Anglophile, so have a real soft spot for the classic Enfield. I think that the Continental looks amazing. However, when I look at this adventurized Enfield, I am reminded of an MGB after 1975 when they put those abominable rubber bumpers on it in place of the svelte and attractive chrome.
    No offense meant to anyone
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    Im sure nobody has taken offence, the trip is the main objective but you still have to enjoy the ride.
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    This is the issue thus far with the Himalayan. It could be a very good bike that gains an enormous following, or it could be only one step above cheap Chinese junk.

    I realize it won't be an amazing dirt bike, but if it is a good TRAIL bike, like a more powerful and flexible Super Sherpa, I'm in.
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