Royal Enfield Himalayan User Reviews

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    3.8/5
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    4.6/5
  • Maintenance Cost
    3.8/5
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    4.7/5
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    4.5/5
Sudheer
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Sudheer (Verified User)

Good performance

Good performance.Strong vehicle.Heavy duty better comfort.No stress ness while driving.

(16 May 2024) 0
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Binodkumar
Binodkumar

My Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure

Royal Enfield’s Himalayan has been my steadfast companion on many adventures throughout the rugged terrains of India. Its 411cc engine, producing 24 bhp and 32 Nm of torque, is robust for off roading and smooth enough for highway rides. The bike's higher ground clearance and off road tires have allowed me to explore places I never thought I would ride a bike through.The Himalayan is equipped with a compass and a gear indicator, enhancing its utility as a true adventurer’s ride.

(13 May 2024) 0
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Binodkumar
Binodkumar

Conquering Terrains

Royal Enfield’s Himalayan has been my steadfast companion on many adventures throughout the rugged terrains of India. Its 411cc engine, producing 24 bhp and 32 Nm of torque, is robust for off roading and smooth enough for highway rides. The bike's higher ground clearance and off road tires have allowed me to explore places I never thought I would ride a bike through.The Himalayan is equipped with a compass and a gear indicator, enhancing its utility as a true adventurer’s ride.

(10 May 2024) 0
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Parin
Parin

built for your satisfaction

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure touring bike designed for tackling various terrains, from paved roads to light off-road trails. It's a good choice for riders who enjoy exploring, adventure rides, and navigating diverse road conditions. It comes with a 411cc engine . Its upright riding posture offers good visibility and control while riding on various terrains. While the Himalayan is good for light off-road , it's not meant for extreme off-roading.

(6 May 2024) 0
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Royal Enfield Himalayan Pros and Cons

Himalayan Positives Points: Ergonomics are good for touring and off-road riding, Long-travel suspension enhances its off-road prowess, Spoked rims, Generous ground clearance, Switchable rear ABS helps lock the rear wheel when off-roading.

Himalayan Negatives Points: Braking could be better, Fit and finish could be improved, Gearbox feels clunky, Engine gets fairly hot in crawling traffic.

Zigwheels Expert's Conclusion : In 2016, the Royal Enfield Himalayan pioneered the affordable adventure touring category in India. Even amidst the influx of new competitors, it continues to stand out as a versatile performer. Royal Enfield has diligently addressed most of the concerns that afflicted the initial Himalayan models, although there remains room for improvement in the braking department.

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Debargha
Newbie
Debargha (Verified User)

Royal Bike

Finally a "royal" adventurer. Himalayan is the only adventure bike in the market today, I waited for 4 hours for getting my hands on it. After which I think I could write about the "Pahari".The adventure segment in India isn't exploited by the automakers. Plunging this fact, Enters the rugged Himalayan! RE has given Himalayan a retro look that solves the purpose of an adventurer too, like its comfortable, and reliable. The suspension is just right and the frame is well-balanced. Engine section bike comes with an all-new four-stroke, air-cooled, 411cc engine churning out 24.5 bhp(max) @ 6500 rpm and torque of 3.3 km @ 4500 rpm. The engine feels smooth, has Torque, and allows you to revv effortlessly. The 5-speed gearbox is well set between RPMs so you don't have to hit them too often. I rode the bike in normal terrain, So I wouldn't be knowing about the off-road performance, on-road, you never feel the need to push the engine to high revs which indicates that torque distribution along the RPM is pretty well done. Issue- one thing I felt a little bit off the hook was the heavy clutch, It gives your forearm quite a workout eventually wearing you down, And there's no clutch adjustment nut too. The chassis and dynamics of the bike offer a brilliant biuld with great suspension, ideal for all terrain.

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Achyut
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Achyut (Verified User)

It has been around one year

It has been around one year of me owning the dream bike of almost every middle class adventure enthusiast or the ones who dream of visiting leh/ladhak on this beautiful machine.But unfortunately i only had the pleasure of driving this goliath of a machine on the streets of kashi and some small routes such as lucknow/varanasi, Kanpur/varanasi.So will not be the right person to comment on it's extreme off-road capabilities but if you are looking to buy this magnificent beast for your daily travel and inter city travel then do read this review.The good:- the confidence:-overtaking a bus, Car or some other vehicle is a piece of cake, You get that power in the 1st & 2nd gear itself, You get that confidence of riding a strong and fast machine.The comfort:-the seats are one of the most comfortable in the market with good posture support, I am 6.5 and even i can sit straight and ride comfortably on this bike.The suspension:- i switched from tvs jupiter to himalyan and i was able to feel the comfort as a rider on this machine, Potholes and puddles are nothing in front of this bike, Ofcourse the suspension is made for off roading and city roads are like the easy level for this bike.The bad:-the mileage:- a 411cc bike will drink a lot but you feel it on your pocket every time you pay for fuel.The weight:- with the bike weighing almost 200 kg you feel the burden when stuck in heavy jams.The lights:- the manufacturers could have invested some thoughts while designing the headlamps, I feel that a bike which is this big shoud come with atleast a decent headlamp.The service:- as there are not many himalayans in my and many other smaller cities it is difficult to get it fixed by local mechanics unlike it's predecessor bullet and also the scarcity of parts in open market will force you to visit service center.That's all from my side, Hope you like this review.

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Vivek
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Vivek (Verified User) Owned

Well i bought this bike in

3.4

Well i bought this bike in 2016 and i have carburettor model bs3 which i still have.Himalayan is costly to maintain (80-110 paisa / km) in comparison with others.It has a 411 cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine which produces nearly about 24.3 bhp and max torque is 32 nm at 4000-4500 rpm.Let’s talk about the suspension it has 41 mm forks at front with a travel of 200 mm however in the rear it has monoshock with linkage and 180 mm of wheel travel which is alot and i have driven this bike on many terrains mostly off-road and i am telling you that in this price range of rs.2.20 lakh it is like a gift to the indians to buy an entry level moter cycle because at this price range you’re not going to find any other adventure moter cycle moreover it has front tyre of 90/90 r 21 and in rear it has 120/90 r 17 which help’s in off-road conditions.Cons- 1 average is pretty low himalayan will give 23-27 kmpl in cities on highway it will give not more than 32 kmpl.2.Rear tire mileage is quite low max it can go around 7000 kms only due to weight approximately 200 kilo’s which is quite heavy.3 sometime on highways bike feel underpowered and it creates lot of vibrations which you will feel all around your body specially on the handle bar so i think re could have made this bike more smoother and should have give a 6 speed gearbox for highway cruising.4 let’s talk about the coil set which helps to charge the battery.I have driven my himalayan around 44000 kms and i have changed my coil set 4th time average life of himalayan coil set is around 10000 kms only because of the poor build quality of the coil set and it will cost you around for carburettor models rs 3200 nin carburatted around rs 4-4300.At the end just want to say that royal enfield did a great job on this himalayan and with the time they will do improvements.

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Anonymous
Newbie
Anonymous (Verified User)

Personal experience

Performance-wise it is a good bike, Nimble and well equipped for the long-distance haul. The seat is to the softer side, Good for a short distance but you start feeling the chassis after 200 kms, which is not that of a good feeling. Pros:- 1. Good for long-distance rides 2. Availabilities for aftermarket options 3. Availabilities of service centers 4. Good off-road capability 5. Good cruising speed of 130 km/hr 6. A very good service period of 10k kms cons:-1. Faulty electrical wirings 2. Very weak chassis, issues of cracked chassis, find it in google pics. Build quality of the chassis is really very bad. ( personal experience) 3. Bad performance of shock absorbers after 1-2 years of riding, goes to the very stiff side like riding without any shock absorbers. 4. Oil leakage from the engine 5. A lot of vibrations on the visors and handle especially. 6. Major cone set issues, please use better cone bearings. 7. Lights need to be changed to led. 8. Underpowered for highway cruising. 9. The engine needs a lot of refining, please improve the forever present tappet noise and head noise, its very annoying. 10. Very bad after-sale service. Overall the bike is not that good and not that bad. Almost all the parts need to be changed from the aftermarket. At the last it's like buying a lottery, Totally depends on your luck. If you are lucky you get a good bike if not the problems start from day one. And there is no option to exchange once you have bought an item or product from the Royal Enfield.

My Himalayan gives mileage of 27 kmpl
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Problems in Himalayan

Anonymous
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Anonymous (Verified User)

Personal experience

Performance-wise it is a good bike, Nimble and well equipped for the long-distance haul. The seat is to the softer side, Good for a short distance but you start feeling the chassis after 200 kms, which is not that of a good feeling. Pros:- 1. Good for long-distance rides 2. Availabilities for aftermarket options 3. Availabilities of service centers 4. Good off-road capability 5. Good cruising speed of 130 km/hr 6. A very good service period of 10k kms cons:-1. Faulty electrical wirings 2. Very weak chassis, issues of cracked chassis, find it in google pics. Build quality of the chassis is really very bad. ( personal experience) 3. Bad performance of shock absorbers after 1-2 years of riding, goes to the very stiff side like riding without any shock absorbers. 4. Oil leakage from the engine 5. A lot of vibrations on the visors and handle especially. 6. Major cone set issues, please use better cone bearings. 7. Lights need to be changed to led. 8. Underpowered for highway cruising. 9. The engine needs a lot of refining, please improve the forever present tappet noise and head noise, its very annoying. 10. Very bad after-sale service. Overall the bike is not that good and not that bad. Almost all the parts need to be changed from the aftermarket. At the last it's like buying a lottery, Totally depends on your luck. If you are lucky you get a good bike if not the problems start from day one. And there is no option to exchange once you have bought an item or product from the Royal Enfield.

My Himalayan gives mileage of 27 kmpl
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Ajinkya
Newbie
Ajinkya (Verified User)

Himalayan bs6

I have himalayan bs6.In the span of two years i had to change 1) speedometer2) chain3) handle cone set4) shocker oilsealand shockingly5) head and valve! can you imagine engine head & valve issue emerged within two years.Bike has very poor built i'd recommend not to buy.I'd rate one out of one lac stars.Don't waste 2.5 lacs on this garbage.

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Hemant
Expert
Hemant (Verified User)

Manufacturing defect

5.0

Had to change a tire because of a manufacturing defect which even the company didn't pay for.Doubt the quality assurance department of royal enfield.Engine malfunctioned twice within 5 months of purchase for which service center charged a lot.The parts and the services provided by the royal enfield is of low quality.I dreamt of going to ladakh on this bike but it can't withstand the roads of delhi.

Hemant's Himalayan gives mileage of 34 kmpl
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farhaan
Pro
Farhaan (Verified User)

Royal enfield himalayan is not a fairly priced bike it is very expensive.It was relaunched in feb 2021 and while not a complete makeover, The aesthetics and ergonomics have been tweaked to improve the overall package.The most significant update here comes in the form of the tripper navigation system.Not a lot have in this bike but still the price is very much.I would not suggest to buy this bike.

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Best User Experiences with Himalayan

Debargha
Pro
Debargha (Verified User)

Royal Bike

Finally a "royal" adventurer. Himalayan is the only adventure bike in the market today, I waited for 4 hours for getting my hands on it. After which I think I could write about the "Pahari".The adventure segment in India isn't exploited by the automakers. Plunging this fact, Enters the rugged Himalayan! RE has given Himalayan a retro look that solves the purpose of an adventurer too, like its comfortable, and reliable. The suspension is just right and the frame is well-balanced. Engine section bike comes with an all-new four-stroke, air-cooled, 411cc engine churning out 24.5 bhp(max) @ 6500 rpm and torque of 3.3 km @ 4500 rpm. The engine feels smooth, has Torque, and allows you to revv effortlessly. The 5-speed gearbox is well set between RPMs so you don't have to hit them too often. I rode the bike in normal terrain, So I wouldn't be knowing about the off-road performance, on-road, you never feel the need to push the engine to high revs which indicates that torque distribution along the RPM is pretty well done. Issue- one thing I felt a little bit off the hook was the heavy clutch, It gives your forearm quite a workout eventually wearing you down, And there's no clutch adjustment nut too. The chassis and dynamics of the bike offer a brilliant biuld with great suspension, ideal for all terrain.

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Achyut
Pro
Achyut (Verified User)

It has been around one year

It has been around one year of me owning the dream bike of almost every middle class adventure enthusiast or the ones who dream of visiting leh/ladhak on this beautiful machine.But unfortunately i only had the pleasure of driving this goliath of a machine on the streets of kashi and some small routes such as lucknow/varanasi, Kanpur/varanasi.So will not be the right person to comment on it's extreme off-road capabilities but if you are looking to buy this magnificent beast for your daily travel and inter city travel then do read this review.The good:- the confidence:-overtaking a bus, Car or some other vehicle is a piece of cake, You get that power in the 1st & 2nd gear itself, You get that confidence of riding a strong and fast machine.The comfort:-the seats are one of the most comfortable in the market with good posture support, I am 6.5 and even i can sit straight and ride comfortably on this bike.The suspension:- i switched from tvs jupiter to himalyan and i was able to feel the comfort as a rider on this machine, Potholes and puddles are nothing in front of this bike, Ofcourse the suspension is made for off roading and city roads are like the easy level for this bike.The bad:-the mileage:- a 411cc bike will drink a lot but you feel it on your pocket every time you pay for fuel.The weight:- with the bike weighing almost 200 kg you feel the burden when stuck in heavy jams.The lights:- the manufacturers could have invested some thoughts while designing the headlamps, I feel that a bike which is this big shoud come with atleast a decent headlamp.The service:- as there are not many himalayans in my and many other smaller cities it is difficult to get it fixed by local mechanics unlike it's predecessor bullet and also the scarcity of parts in open market will force you to visit service center.That's all from my side, Hope you like this review.

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Biplab
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Biplab (Verified User) Owned

ntest ride

3.8

I have owned the bike for a good 1.5 years now, I have done a tour of 1500 kms (round trip), I rode it on the terrain of northeast India. I have mostly ridden it in city traffic to the office and here is my review. The bike is absolutely fantastic in terms of ride quality and terrain handling. You need just this much power for any tour, (it's perfect for our Indian road conditions and mileage is good too). In the city, it is okay but very heavy (you might resent your decision of buying it) but once you take it to highways especially the twisties on a hilly area you will love the ride and feel awesome that you own this bike. But there are certain issues that I faced that compelled me to think about selling the bike. The biggest issue is that there will be a lot of problems with the bike one after another, Most of the problems can be dealt with in the service centre (they are very good ) but some could not (you will literally feel like a mechanic). You want the feel of raw motorcycling to get a Royal Enfield but if you want a no-nonsense and reliable machine get a Honda (which I plan next). Lastly, I would say don't rush because youtube reviews are mostly paid and biased (very few websites like Zigwheels put genuine reviews and are actually helpful). Talk with people owning the bike facing issues and more importantly take a test ride.

Biplab's Himalayan gives mileage of 28 kmpl
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Isasis
Pro
Isasis (Verified User)

Managing heat

4.6

I have clocked 1680kms on my himmy and i can cross my heart and say i am simply in love with the motorcycle and her characteristics.I test rode a few motorcycles before pulling the trigger on the new 2021 himalayan, I like to go fast but the himalayan made me realise how long can you actually go fast in indian roads? i still manage to happily cruise at around 110-120 without breaking a sweat, Once you understand the motorcycle's quirks she will put a smile on your face everytime you ride her.Not the fastest adv out there, Nor the tech savvy, But when you make her climb the twisty mountains she will ask you to wring the throttle harder.She gets more punchier if you are on higher altitude say 5000ft+, The ecu engine mapping is really smart and aces in managing heat, It's simple and beautiful.Durable and trouble free i rode her hard sometimes and even dropped her once in a trail it's so sturdy that nothing broke, Not even a scratch just the mirrors came loose.A machine to fall in love with.

Isasis's Himalayan gives mileage of 36 kmpl
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