Royal Enfield Himalayan

2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan

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Royal Enfield Himalayan

Till date, Royal Enfield has been creating and selling motorcycles which have been managed to retain the heritage and retro appeal of the motorcycles which it used to sell in the yesteryears. Though all of its motorcycles now use contemporary components, features and powertrain, they still look as if they are stuck to the original models as far as design, appeal and functionality are concerned.

Also, all of the motorcycles by Royal Enfield are destined to take only the smooth patches of roads, whether of short or long distance. This means that, Royal Enfield was absent from the scene of the now very dwelling segment of adventure tourers. Royal Enfield did feel the sense of an adventure motorcycle in its product portfolio, which is why it took nearly four years to properly engineer and design its first ever such motorcycle, the all new Himalayan.

The Himalayan brings a lot of new things to the table – an all new engine, all new chassis, all new design language, and most importantly, all new functionality of performing on both on and off road terrains with equal ease. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Royal Enfield Himalayan.

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Featured The Surf Racer and The Gentleman Brat. Royal Enfield's two new custom projects are out.

The Surf Racer and The Gentleman Brat. Royal Enfield’s two new custom projects are out.

Based on the Continental GT and the Himalayan, expressions are at a new high.

The world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, Royal Enfield, has been the spoilt choice for many custom bikers and builders around the globe. They are mental and they are a gold find for its simplistic construction and the liberty for customisation. You can chop it up and put them together to carry a whole new charm.

With the soul of ’go anywhere, do anything’ taking up a new meaning every time it goes under the axe, it is in for a modern makeover this time around. Celebrating the spirit of motorcycle culture, Royal Enfield has roped in Sinroja Motorcycles from U.K. to showcase two of their builds at the Wheels and Waves 2017 festival. These bespoke builds are the souped-up version of the Continental GT and the Himalayan, and they call them ‘The Surf Racer’ and ‘The Gentleman Brat’.

June 19, 2017 11:30
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Royal Enfield has given both Himalayan and the Bullet 500 Fuel Injection for 2017.

Royal Enfield has given both Himalayan and the Bullet 500 Fuel Injection for 2017.

The Indian master builder will be launching these in the coming months.

As are with the recent upgrades in the emission norms by every manufacturer, the post-British Royal Enfield is following suit. RE has by now updated all their products in their line-up for 2017 with the new Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) feature, and their engines are now going to be BS-IV compliant.

Although their models were thought of having no mechanical changes, the official website of the models says otherwise. Both the Himalayan and the Bullet 500 model specification pages sees the fuel supply as ’Electronic Fuel Injection’.

April 5, 2017 03:00
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The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

And it is not a surprise

The year 2016 is coming towards an end and what a year it has been for the automotive industry in India. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. People have started investing in higher range of motorcycles that are lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. It just didn’t stop there. Players in India also fired all their pistons to go head to head with their foreign counterparts.

Not long ago had we featured the CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards which christened the Apache RTR 200 4V as their Motorcycle of the year. Christmas came a little early for TVS and now the celebration has doubled as their flagship model, the Apache RTR 200 4V has won yet another coveted award, this time it is even bigger.

It has now bagged the IMOTY (Indian Motorcycle of the Year) 2017 in a huge bells and whistles ceremony in Mumbai. It is the most credible and fancied awards in the country for the two wheeler segment.

December 22, 2016 01:54
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Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

find out who wins the top spot

It might have taken a long period of time, but finally, Royal Enfield has come up with an all new generation motorcycle which completely deciphers the pre-conceived notions attached with Royal Enfields. With the Himalayan, Royal Enfield has carved out a very niche segment of motorcycles, which is indeed a special and exclusive one, yet is the most practical one for the Indian conditions – that of adventure tourers. The segment which was restricted only in the higher end segments with Triumph and BMW Motorrad being the only major players has now become much more accessible, affordable and practical with the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a much more refined and practical motorcycle to live with when compared to the other Royal Enfield motorcycles. It is a motorcycle which promises a lot with its ability of off-road as well as long distance touring, without compromising on the daily duties as well. It indeed is a one-of-its-kind motorcycles currently in the price band to which it belongs right now, but then, some of its attributes are being shared with some other motorcycles. Here in question is the ability of touring, which are already being accomplished by two other motorcycles in its class (apart from the entire Royal Enfield lineup, which will not be discussed here) – Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R.

Last year, Mahindra did finally put up an end to all the anticipations and doubts revolving around its Mojo project, by launching the much awaited Mojo, which has received rave reviews for its mechanical prowess and long distance touring abilities. Not to forget the Honda CBR 250R, the only fully faired sports tourer in this price, which was the first motorcycle in this price bracket to trigger the want of touring motorcycles with its punchy and refined engine as well as comfortable ergonomics.

In this story, we are going to compare the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R, and find out which motorcycle emerges out to be the best of all the worlds, with the touring abilities being the topmost priority. Here we go:-

September 26, 2016 03:56
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Actress Kalki Koechlin's Amazing Journey With Her Dad On A RE Himalayan: Video

Actress Kalki Koechlin’s Amazing Journey With Her Dad On A RE Himalayan: Video

A glimpse of what to expect from the TV Show

We already know that many of you are quite excited about this upcoming TV Show which will be hosted by Actress Kalki Koechlin. The travel show hosted by Kalki Koechlin will be called Kalki’s Great Escape and it will be aired on Fox Life on 17th September 2016.

The show is about travelling; the actress rode all the way to North Eastern part of the Country with her dad Joel Koechlin who is photographer and also a biker himself. Kalki and her father have completed this entire 4000 km trip on their respective Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycles.

The daughter and father duo has covered Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh in their entire journey. There is no doubt in the fact that the places they have visited have astounding views. The viewers who will watch the show will also get to know the different culture, practices and religious beliefs of the local people. This show will definitely attract the attention of not only travelers but bikers, adventure enthusiasts and also photographers. From the teaser video this is quite clear that this won’t definitely be like any average travel show your watch on television.

Watch the video and we are pretty sure this show will give you major travelling goals.

September 10, 2016 05:00
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6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

Ride any one of them and get noticed instantly

Getting something different than the usual really makes us proud be it property, personal styling or choices of cars and motorcycles. Today we have decided to provide you a list of motorcycles which are unique in terms of styling and yes! They are available within your budget. Offcourse! We do have plenty of motorcycles in the Indian market but choosing the most unique ones is definitely the toughest job.

Today we have decided to pick out 5 of the most unique looking motorcycles available in the Indian market today and we are pretty sure that they really can turn some heads wherever you actually go with them.

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July 6, 2016 12:00
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Royal Enfield Himalayan Goes On sale In Delhi

Royal Enfield Himalayan Goes On sale In Delhi

The dedicated adventure tourer is priced at INR. 1.73 lakh in the capital

Delhi transport department has fortunately lifted the ban which prohibited the registration of new BSIII compliant two-wheelers within the city. So as a result the Himalayan is now eligible for sale in the markets of New Delhi. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is now for sale in the markets of Delhi and one can get their hands on the Cruiser for INR. 1.73 lakh and the motorcycle are also available in two shades including Black and White.

The ban on the BSIII vehicles was imposed in the month of March and it was clearly declared that the all the newly launched two wheelers will have to be comply with the new BS-IV emission norms. Although the rule quite clearly stated that the two wheelers launched before April 1st 2016 will have to comply with BS-IV norms only by April 1, 2017. Now the Royal Enfield Himalayan was launched before April 1, 2016, and meets Bharat stage-III norms.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan opened a new direction towards providing affordable dedicated adventure motorcycle which sole purpose is touring. The Himalayan is powered by a 411 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing about 24.5 PS of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

March 30, 2016 15:00
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Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

In the recent years, the motorcycling segments have become way more mature than ever before. Needless to say, it has led to the dwelling of various new segments and niches which were almost inexistent till yesterday. This phenomenon is more common in the segments of entry level quarter liter segments as well as middleweight sportbike segments, which has seen the arrival of several new players on the Indian soil, which to some extent, have shown excellent results in terms of overall sales and popularity.

Amongst the new segments which have made their presence felt in the Indian market, the segment of tourers and adventure motorcycles definitely needs to be given a special moment. The segment, which is considered to be the most practical among the big sports oriented motorcycles, have shown that the average Indian motorcycling enthusiasts have geared up and have become way more mature than they actually were. A credit of this has to be given to the launch of various new motorcycles in this very segment.

Till now, the segment of tourers was basically confined only to the middleweight segments (600-800cc), which has seen the motorcycles such as Kawasaki Ninja 650, Benelli TNT 600i/TNT 600 GT and the 800cc versions of Triumph Tiger escalating new heights in terms of sales. Witnessing this golden opportunity, various two wheeler manufacturers are moving down in the entry level sportsbike segments, say the 250-300cc category, and have started working on the same.

And the results are quite fruitful too! Honda initiated this with the quarter liter sportsbike, the CBR 250R, which is more of a fully faired sport tourer than a track focused scalpel – a perfect and practical recipe for the bikers obsessed with fully faired machines. Then came the much awaited Mahindra Mojo, which took almost a decade for development till it actually got launched in 2015 and showed good signs of excellence, for the fact that it is the only naked tourer in the quarter liter segment.

And finally, after a lot of speculations, Royal Enfield came up with what was totally unexpected in this segment – a proper fully focused adventure tourer, the Himalayan. Seeing the first impressions, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has finally appeared as the answer to the prayers of all those, who wanted to experience the best of off-roading on two wheels.

In this write-up, we will be comparing the three different motorcycles with varying characters and personas – the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR 250R, which have varying body styles, but there aim is same – to satiate the hunger of all those biking aficionados who want to explore the unexplored terrains, whether on or off road. Here we go.

March 24, 2016 04:12
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Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan

Battle of Enfields – Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 vs Himalayan

Success and failures come to everyone, but those who accept their failures and work on their mistakes, definitely go on climbing the new ladders of success. In the Indian two wheeler industry, this story fits the bill of Royal Enfield perfectly. Not too long ago, the end of 20th century to be precise, Royal Enfield, which has its origins in Great Britain, was on the verge of extinction, due to the absence of any signs of progress, new models and adaption of new technologies.

But then, everything changed when the company was taken over by India-based Eicher Motors, headed by the top honcho of the organization, Mr. Siddhartha Lal. The man had a mission – making the brand Royal Enfields alive from the ashes and taking the company to all new heights which it had never experienced. The company began working on its strengths – the motorcycles with retro appeal, which had emotional attachments with its existing customers. The company than began working on new platforms without tempering with the originality of the design of the motorcycles

In a very short time, the company started showing signs of growth, and thanks to new unit construction engines which were more refined, powerful and reliable than the previous generation cast iron engines, the motorcycles became much better than before. The arrival of facelifts of models like Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350 with this new engine and platform started attracting customers, so much that the current waiting period of these motorcycles does extend up to 9 months.

In today’s date, the motorcycles of Royal Enfield symbolize the modern India, and are hot favorites among those who have a passion of riding. Till date, the manufacturer was banking only on the variants of Classic and Thunderbird, but considering the dwelling of new segments in the country, the manufacturer has started working on new platforms, as the results of which are the Continental GT café racer and the all new Himalayan, an adventure tourer.

Now, Royal Enfield has three different motorcycles in almost the same price range – Classic 350, Thunderbird 350 and Himalayan. All these three motorcycles do share a lot of components, but on nitpicking and spec-to-spec comparison, there are a lot of details which make them substantially different from each other. In this feature story, especially dedicated to the ardent fans of Royal Enfield, we are going to compare these three new generation Royal Enfields, which will let you know which one among the three fits your bill in the most perfect manner. Here we go:-

March 23, 2016 03:53
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Sad news for Delhi: Royal Enfield Himalayan won't launch in the capital

Sad news for Delhi: Royal Enfield Himalayan won’t launch in the capital

First purpose built motorcycle of India launched at a starting price of INR. 1.77 lakh

Royal Enfield has launched the first purpose built motorcycle of India Himalayan yesterday with a starting price of INR. 1.77 lakh. But, sadly it won’t be available in Delhi. The reason behind this decision is the BS-IV emission norm implemented by Delhi government. According to the mandate, all the two wheelers selling in Delhi must comply with BS-IV (Bharat Stage IV) emission norm, while the Himalayan comes as BS-III emission norm compliant. The deadline for this is 1st April, 2017. Although Royal Enfield is not launching the Himalayan in Delhi presently, but they have assured about a BS-IV compliant version to launch by April 2017. Meanwhile, the company will sell Himalayan in the NCR region at a price tag of INR. 1.79 lakh.

The Himalayan is designed to perform smoothly in rough Himalayan regions. Built on a new body frame it comes with features like long visors, wide handle bars, semi digital instrument cluster displaying compass and gear indicator, 15 litre fuel tank designed to give the riders comfort during long rides and comfortable riding position with lowered seat. The motorcycle gets monoshock suspension at rear, first for a Royal Enfield. To make the motorcycle worthy of off-roading Royal Enfield has equipped it with underbody skid plate and the ground clearance stands at 220 mm, which means it comes with higher ground clearance than some of the SUVs present in Indian market.

March 19, 2016 01:30
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Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

Best budget tourer - Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R

In the recent years, the motorcycling segments have become way more mature than ever before. Needless to say, it has led to the dwelling of various new segments and niches which were almost inexistent till yesterday. This phenomenon is more common in the segments of entry level quarter liter segments as well as middleweight sportbike segments, which has seen the arrival of several new players on the Indian soil, which to some extent, have shown excellent results in terms of overall sales and popularity.

Amongst the new segments which have made their presence felt in the Indian market, the segment of tourers and adventure motorcycles definitely needs to be given a special moment. The segment, which is considered to be the most practical among the big sports oriented motorcycles, have shown that the average Indian motorcycling enthusiasts have geared up and have become way more mature than they actually were. A credit of this has to be given to the launch of various new motorcycles in this very segment.

Till now, the segment of tourers was basically confined only to the middleweight segments (600-800cc), which has seen the motorcycles such as Kawasaki Ninja 650, Benelli TNT 600i/TNT 600 GT and the 800cc versions of Triumph Tiger escalating new heights in terms of sales. Witnessing this golden opportunity, various two wheeler manufacturers are moving down in the entry level sportsbike segments, say the 250-300cc category, and have started working on the same.

And the results are quite fruitful too! Honda initiated this with the quarter liter sportsbike, the CBR 250R, which is more of a fully faired sport tourer than a track focused scalpel – a perfect and practical recipe for the bikers obsessed with fully faired machines. Then came the much awaited Mahindra Mojo, which took almost a decade for development till it actually got launched in 2015 and showed good signs of excellence, for the fact that it is the only naked tourer in the quarter liter segment.

And finally, after a lot of speculations, Royal Enfield came up with what was totally unexpected in this segment – a proper fully focused adventure tourer, the Himalayan. Seeing the first impressions, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has finally appeared as the answer to the prayers of all those, who wanted to experience the best of off-roading on two wheels.

In this write-up, we will be comparing the three different motorcycles with varying characters and personas – the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR 250R, which have varying body styles, but there aim is same – to satiate the hunger of all those biking aficionados who want to explore the unexplored terrains, whether on or off road.

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March 18, 2016 07:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan

2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan

Till date, Royal Enfield has been creating and selling motorcycles which have been managed to retain the heritage and retro appeal of the motorcycles which it used to sell in the yesteryears. Though all of its motorcycles now use contemporary components, features and powertrain, they still look as if they are stuck to the original models as far as design, appeal and functionality are concerned.

Also, all of the motorcycles by Royal Enfield are destined to take only the smooth patches of roads, whether of short or long distance. This means that, Royal Enfield was absent from the scene of the now very dwelling segment of adventure tourers. Royal Enfield did feel the sense of an adventure motorcycle in its product portfolio, which is why it took nearly four years to properly engineer and design its first ever such motorcycle, the all new Himalayan.

The Himalayan brings a lot of new things to the table – an all new engine, all new chassis, all new design language, and most importantly, all new functionality of performing on both on and off road terrains with equal ease. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Royal Enfield Himalayan.

March 17, 2016 07:30
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Royal Enfield Himalayan: Everything You Want To Know

Royal Enfield Himalayan: Everything You Want To Know

If you are an Adventure enthusiast and want to explore every corner of India on your two wheeler what options do you have really if you are running on a tight budget.

Wait, let me give you the options and make it easier for you, it has to be either a Royal Enfield Classic 350 or 500, a Bullet 350 or 500 and the best option you can get is the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 or 500. Now we Indian are best known for ‘Jugaads’ right. So what we usually do is take our everyday motorcycles and try to make it an offroader, an adventure motorcycle or whatever you like to call it before actually taking it out on these tough motorcycle killer roads.

I mean seriously! Please pay some pity on these Machines for God’s sake, they are your average commuter and sportsbikes and when they actually came out of their assembly lines these motorcycles had many dreams before falling into the hands of their cruel owners (Pun Intended).

But I know I can understand what goes through these adventure enthusiasts mind while you actually take your beloved well maintained cruisers and sportsbikes on a trip to Ladakh or any place which is definitely not your motorcycle playground. I can also understand what goes through these adventure seekers mind when they come back from the journey and actually give this motorcycles for a service and maintenance. The worse situation that you could face is either you end up selling your motorcycle on some buying and selling online websites at a cheap rate or to those buyers (who does not actually give a…) and ride their motorcycle till it breathes its last breathe.

Well Royal Enfield is actually giving the adventure enthusiast a reason to cheer about and we are glad it will be priced well within your budget.

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January 28, 2016 05:00
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