Royal Enfield Himalayan
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The Himalayan has been the most long awaited bike in the Adventure bike world! For too long the scene has been dominated by either very large bikes that most mere mortals will struggle with away from tarmac, or full on Enduro bikes that are no fun at all away from the dirt. The need has arisen for a lightweight all rounder style bike. A bike that offers reasonable off road capability – without compromising too much on comfort and every day rideability on the tarmac.
This is where the Himalayan fits right in, it has a torquey and smooth single cylinder motor that will easily reach motorway speeds, it has a proper “Fitted” seat that is sculpted to suit the human back side and a comanding and roomy riding position. It feels really comfortable on the road. The seat height is very low for an Adventure bike & yet, the bike has good ground clearance. This means anyone who has a shorter than average leg can ride the bike and touch the floor & most importantly feel confident & safe doing so. That is great design.
And it’s a capable off roader too. Royal Enfield developed this bike in the Himalayas and the Welsh mountains – & this you can feel. It has a great turning circle, and ridden on the trail can flatter & encourage even the most timid of off road first timers. It’s no race weapon, instead the bike has a much softer edge, so anyone will enjoy gentle Green Lanes, Fire Roads & Byways. More proficient riders can cover much rougher terrain on this bike, but it’s no Enduro bike, instead the bike encourages you to slow down, pick your lines and treat the ride as an Adventure – not an assault!