JamesBoatwright well, Hindi is just for the north, if you plan on coming south, English & Hindi might fail you,
Just a suggestion, why not buy an Indian bike, tour India & then go up to Nepal? that should give you less trouble right also it might be cheaper in India than in Nepal without the import taxes etc.
BTW, just a suggestion, make a note & have contacts in every state (the xbhp offline G2G threads might help you find a contact at every location) so that someone can guide you & give you a place to crash in case things didn't go as planned.. always have a backup plan.. all the very best for your trip mate..
I personally loved the RE Himalayan, since BS$, I've heard it's going to be launched with a EFI.. so that should sort some issues out.. I personally tour on a pure bred track bike.. so like others have mentioned before, we improvise with what we got.. I loved the Pulsar RS 200 on the highways, just an opinion, but for dual purpose, the Himalayan makes more sense, so does Mojo, built good..
one thing I noticed about bikes, they are all made good, just your maintenance, riding style & a little bit of luck matters. When I picked up my bike, in the same lot (one of the first batches when delivered), everyone complained of issues, but till now, so far 2 years & I still feel that my bike is solid built & she never gave me any issues.. she still runs good.. so, you got that there..
Ride safe. and please don't forget use the "checklist" down on my signature when picking up the bike so that it's closer to perfection.. it's a big list & insist on checking them all, let me know if I missed anything that can be added to the checklist..