Himalayan – Sold

Model Himalayan Year 2020 (2020 plate) Mileage 575 miles Engine 410cc Price SOLD Location Wadebridge, Cornwall   I bought the Himalayan new, in March 2020 for I wanted a reliable all rounder that I would ultimately become my only bike.  I had the first service done at North Cornwall Motorcycles after the initial 300 mile … Read more

Himalayan – Second Thoughts

We are still in the middle of the Coronavirus lockdown and my thoughts are turning to my future motorcycling. The Himmie is a good bike, and it is new.  My other bike, my BMW R65LS is also a good bike, but is not new.  It is now thirty six years old. I have had it … Read more

Himalayan – Side Stand

The side stand on the Himalayan is bloody awful and Royal Enfield should be ashamed of it. This is even more true as the bike is not the easiest bike to put on the centre stand. On my BMW R65LS, for comparison the stands are no issue. The side stand hold the bike securely, and … Read more

Himalayan – Storage

I tried my Givi topbox on the rack. It ends up too far forward for a comfortable ride for the pillion passenger and it looks far too high and, to be honest, a bit ridiculous.  I won’t be doing long trips for a while so I do not need a vast amount of space.  Just … Read more

Himalayan – Phone Mount and USB

I have a phone mount and USB power on my BMW, and I had the same system on the Bullet before I traded it in for the Himalayan. The USB connection I always connect the USB supply to the ignition circuit. That way the battery cannot drain through the phone or satnav when the engine … Read more

Himalayan – The Weak Rack

I needed a solution to the weak rear rack so I can mount a topbox with confidence.  Having somewhere to store tools, a flask, or even two some sandwhiches while wandering around is just so handy. The rack is not really designed for much load and it tends to break, as in this attached pic … Read more

Himalayan – Got it

On the 5th of March I drove the Bullet on it’s last ride with me to North Cornwall Motorcycles.  I started second kick, didn’t miss a beat, and performed faultlessly all the way to the dealers – about 30 miles. Much of the trip was in fine rain.  I could not wait as I had … Read more

Himalayan – Buying it

I had looked at a Himalayan before and decided it was more of an off road bike and not really my style.  But then I started to read posts on various websites and blogs that were generally full of praise for it. I looked more closely and decided it wasn’t too outrageous.  I decided to … Read more