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7 Reasons To Choose Royal Enfield Himalayan For Your Next Road Trip
Road trips on bikes are fascinating. Although it’s not that easy but bike riding gives you the thrill and adrenaline rush like no other transport option. And when you get a chance to tour the Himalayas on a bike, which bike lover would say no? So, the Royal Enfield gave us this beast Himalayan. The Himalayan is the perfect bike for those who want to experience the mountains. (I loved the city experience too).
Moreover, it was made keeping in mind the Indian roads. Bike lovers and adventure enthusiasts, here is why the Himalayan is the perfect bike for adventures:
#1 The seating is for everyone
Many times people complain that they can’t go for bike riding tours because of their body structure. Worry no more people. The Himalayan will find the way to your hearts. With a ground clearance of 220mm and seating of 800mm the bike is a conqueror. The seating is not too high which is excellent for riders with short height. Also the 220mm ground clearance will prevent your bike from getting scrapped. I did 280 kms in a day without back pain.
#2 Comfort For Pillion Rider
Long road trip need a comfortable seat , and Himalayan’s saddle is extremely comfy with Pillion seat stepped higher than the rider’s seat which provides a good support to pillion rider.
#3 A better engine
While there are certain bikes that you can ride everywhere, the engine of the Himalayan was specifically made for this purpose. It has an all new engine named as LS410. The 411 cc engine has been developed indigenously and gives a power of 24.5 BHP and torque of 32 Nm. It is also equipped with a counterbalancer and this will help in lowering vibrations. Whether the mountains are calling or you are just exploring the city, this bike will be your go to.
#4 The admirable servicing
According to Royal Enfield, you need to travel at least a whopping 10,000 kms before you get a chance to visit the service center. Also the spark plug has to be changed after 25,000 kms. That is not all. The engine is oil cooling. That means there is no option for water cooling. In turn, you are gifted with more durability.
#5 Dual purpose tyres
While the Himalayan is known for being adventure friendly, CEAT is known for its tyres. This bike comes with dual tyres from CEAT. Not only can you ride on the roads taken but can also explore the road not taken.
#6 A variety of accessories
A voyager wouldn’t go on his voyage without some essentials. Those essentials not only include gear but also some basics that will be required at some point or the other. The Himalayan is definitely a winner in terms of accessories. It comes with a whole lot of it that include touring gear, side panniers and crash guards to name a few. Also Royal Enfield offers a hell lot of customization.
#7 Fuel Tank of 15 Litres & Detailed Instrument Cluster
During our road trip to Devprayag , it gave the average of around 32 Kmpl. With a 15 litre tank you can easily do 480 Km – that’s a lot. Instrumentation cluster of the Himalayan is extremely informative. Apart from the speedometer and tachometer, there is clock , ambient temperature , gear indicator , battery indicator , fuel gauge, odometer and compass which will help you ride in any direction far away.
If you love travelling & bike trips then Himalayan is definitely the bike for you whether it’s broken path , tarmac , slush , snow, rocks etc. It just keeps you going.