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    Post Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote 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!
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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by GauravD View Post
    Hi .. has anyone been able to find a solution to the popping sound of the bike ? Is it due to un-tuned carb ? Also, does any one have any updates on rejetting ?
    I'm in Australia with one of the first Himalayans imported - 1,800klms in the first week
    I ran Dyno tests which indicated that the Main jet was too big, the Pilot jet too small & the Needle (mid-range) was also lean
    Blanking off the Exhaust air injection significantly reduced the "popping"
    Also, fitting the "Sports" can
    Pulstar spark plug, although expensive will last 70,000+klms
    LED headlight bulb
    Auto chain lubricator
    Oxford Heated grips
    Will look at Mitas or MotoOzz replacement tyres - CEATs don't appear to be adequate in the wet
    The airfilter design leaves a lot to be desired - it's actually positioned the wrong way around

    As a forum "newbie" would it be beneficial to have specific feeds for this model?

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Thanks everyone who replied. Finally I've made up my mind, would wait till year end for more options.

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    Cool Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote 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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    Booked REH on 1st week of Feb , where they promised delivery by March, In March they said BS4 norm updates are going on so you will get by April , in April they said May , now they say Bike was released but there were gear shift issues so they had to resend it to Production for the fix , they dont want the customers to face any issue after delivery so fixing it. The new date is given as Mid June [All these information was after raising complains]. Called to RE Customer care as a unknown user and asked for REH release date and they said 1st week of June

    No clue on whats happening with RE, already looking out for more options!
    Dominor [Good power and value for money] - Not much issues.
    FZ25 [Good looks, great pickup, after sales service will be good as its Yamaha. But lacks on topspeed & Headlight spoils the look and is not effective.]
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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

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    The upcoming models like K Versys 300, BMW G 310 GS are good options too. Hopefully the upcoming REH batch will be trouble free.
    Waiting for the call...
    Life is a road, therefor I wander !!!

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Quote Originally Posted by dead_piper View Post
    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.
    What's your definition of an Adventure tourer then? They are supposed to do the off road duties pretty well. RE India promoted this bike as a dual sport really aggressively at launch, I hope you saw CS Santhosh's video, embarrassing nonetheless.

    Its not people, RE sold this bike as such.

    Regards.

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