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Anyone got or ridden a Himalayan?

Discussion in 'Royal Enfield' started by cliffa, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. cliffa

    cliffa

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    Any opinions?


    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  2. jbruney

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    I would sure like to know what one is since I'm of a curious nature.
     
  3. robs ss

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    It's pink rock salt!
     
  4. robs ss

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    Sorry Cliffa...
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  5. cliffa

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    :)

    They seem to get pretty good reviews and are very good value (under £4000 in the U.K.)
     
  6. cliffa

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    I need to update my signature as on Friday I will collect a white 2018 Himalayan. I test rode it on Saturday and really liked it. It could do with a few more ponies, but it's quick enough for Switzerland. Build quality seems good and solid, riding position and general comfort very good, the front brake (ABS) needs a good squeeze, but works ok, gearbox is nice and selects neutral easily, controls are light and switchgear good, instruments are pretty good and include a fuel gauge and electronic compass !

    More observations to follow...

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
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  7. trident sam

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    Let us know how you get on with it. I must admit I do like the look and idea of the bike.
    The only reservation I have at the moment is the crap colour schemes, although this also seems to be afflicting new Triumphs aswell.
    Lets have some proper colours back !!!!

    sam
     
  8. Eljahara

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    Bike magazine has a comparison with the Honda CRF450L, the Husqvarna 701 Enduro, and the Himalayan. The RE did not come third!
    April 2019 magazine
    John
     
  9. cliffa

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    Will do Sam. I actually like the colour schemes, they are a blank canvas for creativity.

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  10. cliffa

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    John, do you have insider knowledge? That edition isn't out yet is it?

    Cheers,

    cliffa.
     
  11. Eljahara

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    Hi Cliff
    I am a subscriber so get it a day or two early - crazy way to date the mag, the April 2019 edition is out 20 Feb to 26 March!
    Cheers
    John
     
  12. Eljahara

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  13. N0rt0nelectr@

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    I have seen an ad on line for them with all sorts of goodies included. Being paranoid I haven't clicked on it.
    John in Texas
     
  14. Tornado

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    Strangely I actually have some of this on my kitchen counter :) Wife says it's "more concentrated" than regular salt!?
     
  15. cliffa

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    Funnily enough when I said to my wife "I've bought a Himalayan" she thought I was referring to salt as well. It was only later (when I heard the scream) that I realized she'd stumbled across the Royal Enfield brochure that I'd left open in the other room :eek:
     
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