Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure bike from Royal Enfield (the company which has some cult fan following). The bike actually got some major back slash from it’s customers. But over the years the bike got covered all the negative aspects and RE made it almost perfect. Unlike 350 Royal enfields this bike has some amazing features and low end power which is important while off-roading. The bike competes with the BMW G 310 GS, Hero X-Pulse 300 and the KTM 390 Adventure. The Himalayan is the bike which has amazing low end punch when compared to all these bikes. So, read the full article on Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 to know more about it.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Overview:
Power : 24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque : 32 nm @ 4,500 rpm
Displacement : 411 cc
Cooling System : Air cooled
Fuel delivery system : Fuel injection
Fuel tank capacity : 15 litres
Transmission : 5 speed manual
Kerb Weight : 199 kg
Front tyre : 90/90-21″
Rear tyre : 120/90-17″
Tyre type : Tubed spoke wheels
Front Suspension : Telescopic, 41 mm forks with 200 mm wheel travel
Rear suspension : Monoshock with linkage with 180 mm wheel travel
Seat height : 800 mm
Ground clearance : 220 mm
Chassis : Half-duplex split cradle frame
If we talk about the pros of this bike, the bike has amazing low end punch which makes your offroding a piece of cake! As this bike is heavy, it provides you rock solid high speed stability over the highways. Bad roads are like nothing for this bike, it has that go anywhere capability. Considering the weight, power and torque of this bike, the bike gives around 30-36 kmpl of mileage, which is amazing. And the bike also gets switchable ABS.
The bike misses out on some features like there is no low fuel indicator, no DRL’s, no under seat storage, the bike doesn’t gets LED’s all around (you’ll get halogen lights). The bike doesn’t have top end performance which might make a hindrance for some people who tour on highways too much. Tubed tyres makes it a true headache if your bike gets punctured in the middle of no where. It is also difficult to pull this heavy bike if if gets punctured.
There is no bike in the whole world which is perfect. So, RE Himalayan is an amazing bike if you want to offroad, tour and for some occasional highway rides. So, if you want a rugged bike then go for it. If you want amazing top end performance and highway rides are your primary need, then go for options like the Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM Duke 250, TVS Apache RR 310 and the KTM Duke 390.