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  • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Originally posted by kris989 View Post
    I hope it does. But I contacted the ASM personally. He still couldn't tell me when. But was sure not this month. I think it might be different in your state. Please do update if anything positive happens.
    I booked REH from Bengaluru Teknik Motors on March 1st 2017. I contacted them again yesterday and I was told that to make the payment on or after 27th of May and the Machines will start delivering from June 1st week. Mostly by 5th June I can expect my 2017 REH FI BS4 Granite black vehicle. On-road price is 2.01L INR.

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by dead_piper View Post
    No changes to the power according to the spec sheet in website

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    As far as I know there is a marginal difference in the power O/P which .5 BHP in the FI edition of REH.
    Life is a road, therefor I wander !!!

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    • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

      Originally posted by KennyKL01 View Post
      I booked REH from Bengaluru Teknik Motors on March 1st 2017. I contacted them again yesterday and I was told that to make the payment on or after 27th of May and the Machines will start delivering from June 1st week. Mostly by 5th June I can expect my 2017 REH FI BS4 Granite black vehicle. On-road price is 2.01L INR.

      Thanks

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      As far as I know there is a marginal difference in the power O/P which .5 BHP in the FI edition of REH.
      Thanks for the update!

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      • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

        Originally posted by rem View Post
        Hello from the Philippines!

        My name is Rem and is a new owner of the REH. I think this is the first time that Royal Enfield released the Himalayan outside India.

        Last Saturday, May 13 our Himalayan was delivered and distributed to new owners in the Philippines.

        Our version is still the carburated version but with minor improvements like the auto headlight on and a side stand alarm. It also came with the oil cooler cover. One thing they removed from the first gen to our version is the hazard switch. The mode button is just there to change the clock.

        We hope that all the problems from the first generation have been addressed by RE since we only have one distributor here and parts will take time to arrive if ever (knocks on wood) problem arises.

        This is my first Royal Enfield and I hope I enjoy the RE experience.

        Here's my REH in its natural playground.
        Is that bs4 version ?
        Guess bs4 version will remove hazard light

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        • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

          Originally posted by stealth47 View Post
          Is that bs4 version ?
          Guess bs4 version will remove hazard light
          It's not FI. Still carburated. But with auto headlight on (AHO) and no more hazard. So I'm not sure if BS4

          Date of production is March 2017.

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          • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

            Hello Guys,

            I've been waiting to buy new motorcycle for over a year now (toughest days of my life without rides ).

            I had made up my mind with RE Himalayan. However, I've been hearing a lot of bad reviews recently and a lot of people have started selling their motorcycle.

            Can you guys let me know if its worth buying Himalayan at the moment? OR should I look for other options under 2.25L budget?

            As I don't prefer vising service centres again and again


            Note: Its taken over 2 years for me to save money for my new bike. Therefore, don't want to invest and regret my decision.

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            • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

              Originally posted by fr3quenzy View Post
              Hello Guys,

              .......

              As I don't prefer vising service centres again and again

              Your above line alone should keep you away from any RE bike.

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              • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                Originally posted by fr3quenzy View Post
                Hello Guys,

                I've been waiting to buy new motorcycle for over a year now (toughest days of my life without rides ).

                I had made up my mind with RE Himalayan. However, I've been hearing a lot of bad reviews recently and a lot of people have started selling their motorcycle.

                Can you guys let me know if its worth buying Himalayan at the moment? OR should I look for other options under 2.25L budget?

                As I don't prefer vising service centres again and again


                Note: Its taken over 2 years for me to save money for my new bike. Therefore, don't want to invest and regret my decision.
                Nice decision by the way But.
                See this through
                We Indians got only few option to choose regarding the the type of bikes.
                So to be frank Is if you are looking for an adventure tourer( thats what they said)
                Is there any other bike with budget of 2lac ??

                If you are considering money theres only 3 bike around that figure : Mojo Dominar and bullet500
                If you can flex some more Go for duke390

                Im fingercrossed waiting for new REH
                Guess most of the prob are rectified ☺

                Cheers!!

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                • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                  @fr3quency - most RE guys i know talk about how the older bullets were more reliable. It seems RE quality has taken a hit due to mass production.

                  You could fait a few more months to see if the Himalayan's niggles are sorted out, or you could consider Bajaj or Japanese bikes like the CBR250R and FZ25.

                  I have a cbr250 and its been 4.5 years. So far, i've visited the SVC every 4-6 months for minor issues like fork seal replacement(changed twice) or footpeg rubber change or fuel filter replacement (every 20,000 kms) or cam chain tensioner change(changed once) or front brake piston kit(changed once in 4 years).

                  Its actually mildly satisfying to visit the SVC just to see somebody working on the bike.

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                  • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                    Originally posted by fr3quenzy View Post
                    As I don't prefer vising service centres again and again
                    Note: Its taken over 2 years for me to save money for my new bike. Therefore, don't want to invest and regret my decision.
                    There's no way an RE is fitting in this equation above as of now.

                    Hell, here in this forum some RE owners justify their ownership experience as "buy it if you're willing to take care of her(lol macho bike) more than your wife/gf". So unless you're willing to do that, rethink your requirement of a bike and choose a better option. Seriously, not hating RE but hey, facts.

                    Regards.

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                    • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                      Wait for few more months. Let FI settle in then buy if you are satisfied. I did Ladakh on my 1st batch Himalayan. I took her after 1st service i.e. no parts were changed. It was an awesome experience. The niggles will be there. An RE doesn't give peace of mind per se. The bullets were also maintenance heavy. Himalayan was supposed to be not but sadly is.
                      One life to ride....

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                      • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                        Originally posted by fr3quenzy View Post
                        Hello Guys,

                        I've been waiting to buy new motorcycle for over a year now (toughest days of my life without rides ).

                        I had made up my mind with RE Himalayan. However, I've been hearing a lot of bad reviews recently and a lot of people have started selling their motorcycle.

                        Can you guys let me know if its worth buying Himalayan at the moment? OR should I look for other options under 2.25L budget?

                        As I don't prefer vising service centres again and again


                        Note: Its taken over 2 years for me to save money for my new bike. Therefore, don't want to invest and regret my decision.
                        I understand the amount of homework one does when it comes to purchasing their first bike or one that is a dream after a year plus of savings. Usually, the parody is always between the heart and the mind. The mind agrees to something that the heart wholeheartedly disagrees to and it's a daunting task to bring them both to unison. I'd suggest you consider these motorcycles in the 2.25 Lakh budget range.

                        If you can hold your purchasing decision, though it's even harder, you have the TVS/BMW Alliance motorcycle definitely coming your way. What they might start with naked or faired is anyone's guess, but the motorcycles will definitely be launched within this year or next year second half (not being overty optimistic)

                        Secondly Honda might launch the new XRE300 - though this is the hot news to be heard from grapevine. You never know what Honda might pull of mid this year or next year.

                        Yamaha India is working on FZ250 faired version, should be launched by the end of this year.

                        Yamaha, just might update their flagship R15, with the current buzz around R15 V3.0 (but it's as good as a seeing a Unicorn in broad daylight)

                        What all this does is gives RE enough to iron out the mechanical and reliability issues on the Himalayan, if you're still interested in the RE category.

                        Did we miss the ADV 390, another jack in the box, too much speculations. Again, only time will tell.

                        I'd suggest just give it this year end for better options if you can certainly contain the excitement, save some more and you'll definitely have very competitive options to choose from by year end.

                        Cheers!
                        VJ
                        Last edited by B7ACKTHORN; 05-22-2017, 08:22 PM.
                        Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                        The girl said, 'NO!'


                        And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                        THE END

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                        • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                          Waiting is definitely a better option than to book the first batch of any bike, may it even be Himalayan fi. who knows what issues it might have.
                          I had a phone conversation with two of the biggies who are in charge of the Himalayan from RE and they definitely sounded worried about the hard fact that the bike has so many issues and complaints. They may take their time, but are on it to solve the niggles.

                          Update for REH owners in bangalore: There is a Himalayan camp going on which includes free check up and replacement of some parts if needed free os cost (excluding oil charges). Please get in touch with your service station or Company Store Service to book an appointment.

                          Btw I am an happy Himalayan customer. Sure the bike has issues but one needs to understand what the bike is meant to do. I have seen people using the bike as a dirt bike and coming up with issues. Please do note and understand that this is an adventure tourer and not a dirt bike. It has button tires, doesn't mean that it is meant to be jumped off a ramp or used like a motocross.
                          This bike is meant to take you places and cover distance at the same time. Learn to love the bike. I hate it when people say to me that its a dirt bike take it off the road and jump the ramp n etc., which annoys to an extent but i feel sorry for their under developed mind which lacks in understanding capabilities.

                          Advice i can give people is that "never go with the first batch of any bike" It will have issues. Even duke had issues and still has issues, The only difference is that people deal with it in a mature way. What is happening with the Himalayan is that people seems to have high expectations. For the money we are spending for the bike, it is a gem, an absolute beauty. I am sure there are many owners here agree with me on this.
                          There is no other adventure tourer available for the price. Dominar and mojo are power cruisers, duke is a naked sports/street. Set your priorities straight and go for one.

                          There is no right or wrong bike. Its like choosing a companion. If it clicks and you see magic between you then that is what you should lean towards. Maintenance comes as per your usage and up-keeping. Its like a kid, you spoil them and they are hard to keep, you treat them the right way and they end up being amazing.

                          peace!



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                          • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                            Originally posted by dead_piper View Post
                            Waiting is definitely a better option than to book the first batch of any bike, may it even be Himalayan fi. who knows what issues it might have.
                            I had a phone conversation with two of the biggies who are in charge of the Himalayan from RE and they definitely sounded worried about the hard fact that the bike has so many issues and complaints. They may take their time, but are on it to solve the niggles.

                            Update for REH owners in bangalore: There is a Himalayan camp going on which includes free check up and replacement of some parts if needed free os cost (excluding oil charges). Please get in touch with your service station or Company Store Service to book an appointment.

                            Btw I am an happy Himalayan customer. Sure the bike has issues but one needs to understand what the bike is meant to do. I have seen people using the bike as a dirt bike and coming up with issues. Please do note and understand that this is an adventure tourer and not a dirt bike. It has button tires, doesn't mean that it is meant to be jumped off a ramp or used like a motocross.
                            This bike is meant to take you places and cover distance at the same time. Learn to love the bike. I hate it when people say to me that its a dirt bike take it off the road and jump the ramp n etc., which annoys to an extent but i feel sorry for their under developed mind which lacks in understanding capabilities.

                            Advice i can give people is that "never go with the first batch of any bike" It will have issues. Even duke had issues and still has issues, The only difference is that people deal with it in a mature way. What is happening with the Himalayan is that people seems to have high expectations. For the money we are spending for the bike, it is a gem, an absolute beauty. I am sure there are many owners here agree with me on this.
                            There is no other adventure tourer available for the price. Dominar and mojo are power cruisers, duke is a naked sports/street. Set your priorities straight and go for one.

                            There is no right or wrong bike. Its like choosing a companion. If it clicks and you see magic between you then that is what you should lean towards. Maintenance comes as per your usage and up-keeping. Its like a kid, you spoil them and they are hard to keep, you treat them the right way and they end up being amazing.

                            peace!
                            Totally agree on this. I paid the price of picking a 1st lot bike but I am still a fan and pretty satisfied with it. Most issues are sorted and I hope it remains same fingers crossed. And boy do I have a smile whenever I see bad patches on road. The feeling of standing on the pegs and gobling up all that the road can throw at you. Ahhh...Its a beautiful bike. Only adv in the market. Adv390, XRE300 will only make things better for us beacuse then RE might up its game and do better manufacturer. Will surely love options. Till then we enjoy the big H.
                            One life to ride....

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                            • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                              But the whole point of buying an adventure bike is to have fun. Kind of sucks when somebody says "hey, dont ramp that speedbreaker!! This bike is fragile!"

                              Real adventure bikers would laugh this bike off.

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                              • Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

                                Originally posted by leech View Post
                                But the whole point of buying an adventure bike is to have fun. Kind of sucks when somebody says "hey, dont ramp that speedbreaker!! This bike is fragile!"

                                Real adventure bikers would laugh this bike off.
                                It can do whatever you throw at it, doesn't mean that you start treating like a motocross and go up a ramp 20 feet and jump. Speed breakers are nothing for this bike.
                                Please do read and understand what was said.



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