'RE Himalayan

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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#11 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 am

I like it, basic, simple design, and different. I've also been watching it for a while, lets hope R/E have sorted the teething issues with it before it hit UK workshops, otherwise warranty work will cost them dearly.
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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#12 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:40 pm

Generally you get what you pay for in life - if you buy a cheap as chips motorcycle then you mostly get cheap as chips quality

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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#13 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:16 pm

I'm far more impressed by their new 650 - that looks nearly as good as a Kawasaki W650.
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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#14 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:42 pm

It looks more like the old Royal Enfield 700 twins, Constellation etc. I wonder if it's OHC or pushrod. :?

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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#15 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 am

2wheelover51 wrote:It looks more like the old Royal Enfield 700 twins, Constellation etc. I wonder if it's OHC or pushrod. :?

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Re: 'RE Himalayan

Post#16 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:45 am

Sat on a Hymilayer but never heard one run,
have worked on a few RE's and ridden a few
brakes are good, and they handle fine usually
comfy where they struggle a bit is the electrics
wiring and switchgear is not the best good on
fuel strange thing happen now and then, a bracket
will snap for no good reason they are like a old brit
were you have to have a bit of involvement, my
feeling is they are a 55mph bike don't get me wrong
they are a nice way of bimbling round the lanes but
if you want to press a button and run in the outside
lane of the M-way I personally would not buy one, it's
just horses for courses, how much of this will apply to
the Himalayan I dont know but the price seems right.
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