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  • #16
    Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Looks like Royal Enfield has indeed, Royal problems.
    4 wheels move your body, 2 wheels move your soul .

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    • #17
      Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

      Took my baby home on May 7th. Covered 260kms. These are few observations I have made.
      1) Engine Noise. That's very irritating.
      2) Neutral light keeps coming up when riding in 1st & 2nd gear in half clutch.
      3) Meter console is not properly weather sealed. One rain and the meter went off!!! Took a few minutes for those tell tale lights to turn on. Could see vapours the next day in the meter!!
      4) Vibrations.
      5) Bumpy ride. This I was not expecting. Even the test ride bikes were smooth.
      6) Caps near the head light have fallen off.
      7) Clutch is very hard.

      Visited ASS and was told these issues will be sorted out in 1st service. Let me see.

      Apart from these issues loving every bit of the bike. Love the way it wades through the slushy roads & the go anywhere ability.
      Will update the thread after the first service.

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      • #18
        Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

        Not many people seem to be getting their Himalayan's?
        very less updates. Are the initial niggles being taken care easily?
        ASHWIN NARVEKAR

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        Leh Ladhakh Trip
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        My Bikes: Honda Unicorn, RX 135(Sold)

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        • #19
          Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

          http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/showthread.php?p=1231030

          Tips to ride off road


          I thought this would be even more useful here.

          Credit to [MENTION=43844]HyperRetard[/MENTION]

          Peace.

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          • #20
            Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

            I received mine around 2nd week of April. I am sharing my experiences here -

            Last edited by The Monk; 05-18-2016, 01:28 PM. Reason: Video Format settled in post
            YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/srd5678/videos
            INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/shelmoto
            https://www.instagram.com/daysweride

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            • #21
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              Did a 250km ride including some 30km off-roading. I must say off-roading was simply superb. Himalayan felt at home in that terrain. It was a comfortable ride both on-road and off-road.

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              Got the first service done on 16th May. After the first service the heating has reduced to a great extent. And the engine noise has also come down. The bike feels much better now. Engine feels smooth. Still the neutral light keep popping up in first gear when riding in half clutch in bumper to bumper traffic. Have to get it rectified again with the ASS. But the frequency has come down. Earlier it would blink every now and then. Economy is around 33kmpl. Suspension feels better now. And yes the caps have fallen off and have ordered them. The service centre does not have stock of the caps and many Himalayan owners have reported the same. So keep a tab on those caps.
              Ceat Gripp feels comfortable and confident in tar road, slush and wet mud roads. But same cannot be said about dry mud roads. The tyre spins and be cautious while riding.

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              • #22
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                [MENTION=82729]Manjith26[/MENTION], what are the caps you are talking about??? Please upload some pictures regarding this.

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by shelleve View Post
                  I received mine around 2nd week of April. I am sharing my experiences here -
                  Thumbs up

                  Would love to know more. Please keep posting!

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                  • #24
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                    Update: My bike is returning a little over 30 kmpl, while my friend claims he's getting close to 35.

                    Going for the first long ride to Jim Corbett with over 1200 on the odo. Hope to complete the run-in on the ride and return with lots of pictures to share.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                      Hello Folks,

                      This is my first post here.
                      It's been 5 days since I got the bike. I tried to close the 500km of running-in period ASAP, so went for a long ride (320kms) over the weekend within the speed limits. After the 320kms of ride here are my observations,

                      I'm coming from 150cc bike (CB Unicorn)
                      Pros:
                      1. It has good speed & power even with a Pillion (me & my friend weighing around 155 kgs), tho I have not crossed 4k RPM coz of the Running-in period.
                      2. Comfort & Ergonomics are top notch (am 5'.7")
                      3. Pillion comfort is good.
                      4. Had 4 kms of Off-roading, which was amazing even with a pillion.
                      5. Exhaust note is unique & awesome, especially the "Bursts" tup-tup-tup when you lower down the acceleration. Not comparing it with Bullet "thump" (I liked both). tho less noisy during the long rides.
                      6. Tires are having amazing grip for off roading, good enough for Tarmac as well.
                      7. Cruising nicely at 80kms, I have not gone above since am in Running-in Period.
                      8. Handling is top notch, easily flickable & zipping through the traffic is easy too (good turning radius).
                      10. White color variant is the looker, wherever you go, everybody will look at you for sure.
                      11. Fuel efficiency is 25km so far with a pillion & Running-in Period, so expecting it to be more when it's ridden alone or after first service.
                      12. You can feel the Torque right from the beginning, climbs hairpin bends easily with a pillion (3 bends @ nandi hills, bangalore).
                      13. Seats provides good comfort for both rider & pillion.
                      14. Unlike Test Ride Bikes, there is no No Vibration at all.
                      15. Very good Suspension.
                      16
                      . Never worry about the Speed breakers or Broken roads

                      Cons
                      :
                      1. During the hard breaking Rear wheel tends to lock if ridden solely or without saddle/tail bags, which is something need to be kept in mind (feeling the worthiness of ABS here, I don't mind spending 20k more if RE releases upgrade soon)
                      2. After a water wash Compas LCD doesn't not work well & Side stand indicator is always, may be this is because of the water has not dried yet.
                      3. Himalayan stickers might come off if somebody scratches it with nail.
                      4. Position light could have been little more prominent (looks very small).
                      5. Gears are too tight in such a way that I cannot ride with slippers, I must wear strong boots to Upshift.

                      Ultimately I'm super happy with my ride

                      Other notes
                      ---- Hearing tick-tick-tick-tick sound after 50-60km of continuous ride (this is common across all the bike engines) expecting it to be changed post 1st service.---- Expecting increase in mileage after the 1st service.


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                      • #26
                        Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                        I have also booked Himalayan... Snow color, on march 22. Still waiting for the bike.

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                        • #27
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                          [MENTION=48977]batMobile[/MENTION], congratulations dude. Looks good. Last pic, what kind of wash is in application?? Does they use water???

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                          • #28
                            Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                            Originally posted by nirmal_w View Post
                            I have also booked Himalayan... Snow color, on march 22. Still waiting for the bike.
                            You mean white?

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                            • #29
                              Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                              Originally posted by Pique242 View Post
                              You mean white?
                              Yes that is white

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                              • #30
                                Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                                Congratulations! :thumbup: :beer:

                                Glad to see your views as I'm looking to upgrade to the white one too from a CB Trigger.

                                Pics look good! Are the first few ones clicked on the way to Nandi Hills?

                                Please keep sharing your experiences and reviews!

                                Originally posted by Mohanlal View Post
                                3. Himalayan stickers might come off if somebody scratches it with nail
                                I was thinking that the HIMALAYAN seen along the length of the bike is made of embossed paint. Are they just stickers?

                                Ride safe :thumbup:

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