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News Royal Enfield Officially Unveils the Himalayan

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' started by NetriderBot, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Royal Enfield today officially confirmed their new adventure bike, the 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan. It has been teased and spotted since last year and we’ve seen it come together through its development. Now Royal Enfield has posted on their website some videos and images of the bike as it has gone through testing.

    At this stage the website doesn’t provide any specifications on the machine, nor a price or release date. It is however expected that the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will use a brand new single cylinder engine with a capacity of about 410 cc and producing around 28 horsepower.

    Hopefully the bike comes out a little bit hardier than what is shown in the above video featuring Indian rider C.S.Santosh. At the 1.53 mark, not only does the rear suspension bottom out quite dramatically off a rather minor jump, but also the right footpeg appears to snap off on landing…

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  2. Haha, yeah, steering clear of this bike.
  3. If I were a mechanic and had the patience and cash to change the pipes so it didn't sound like a lawn mower, and fix the bike twice daily, and service it myself I would totally own a Royal Enfield.

    For a week or so til it actually exploded.