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Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:44:24 pm »
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 06:54:06 pm »
Looks nice and light. So you can push it easier.

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 07:00:43 pm »
Seems the crashbars around the tank also holds the headlight, ala rally style.

How did they get the 350 to a 500, and now to a 750?? :eek7: Those bores must be so thin you can see the piston moving.
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 08:01:38 pm »
Seems the crashbars around the tank also holds the headlight, ala rally style.

How did they get the 350 to a 500, and now to a 750?? :eek7: Those bores must be so thin you can see the piston moving.

Well, there is that.  Or, they made it a twin .....
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 08:06:41 pm »
I really like the look although I'm not sure how reliable the enfield's are? Would actually like to hear from people that owned one or have one at the moment. Really like them to be honest.

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 08:19:40 pm »
I really like the look although I'm not sure how reliable the enfield's are? Would actually like to hear from people that owned one or have one at the moment. Really like them to be honest.

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 08:36:08 pm »
SA Ronds?
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 09:29:51 pm »
SA Ronds?

Doesn't exist yet, so pricing is at ZARWhoKnows. 
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 10:19:18 pm »
Let's wait and see😃

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 10:24:34 pm »
Mmmm interesting....
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 10:38:08 pm »
I like it, it looks robust as in a Land Cruiser way.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 07:09:31 am »
My brother in NZ, test rode the 400  older smaller brother. Loved it. Took it over a few gravel passes and down the Hakataramea Valley (where Ritcthie MaCaw was born). Years of RnD in India (yes) had produced a decent solid bike.

Enfield bikes have been used extensively in the Himalaya, on shite roads for tours. Ask BiganDaft right here on the forum. I saw Enfields at the Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathamandu, those blokes were going to Mumbai. Don't think build quality will be such an issue but the then look at the 1200 made by the "Best Motorcycle Wankers"  :imaposer: Sorry it's Friday.
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 09:57:48 am »
If its the 750 in the pic it looks like a single. Parallel twin would be nice. I like
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 10:09:49 am »
I like the idea, but forks look spindly, and ground clearance is low. More like a Triumph scrambler than a true adventure bike.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2017, 10:20:48 am »
I know there have been oversize cylinder conversions available, but from the RH side that engine doesn't resemble any of the 'Bullet' singles, but looks reminiscent of the old 'Constellation' parallel twins. But of course there's only one exhaust pipe visible.

Could that picture be a mocked up photoshop?
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2017, 10:47:50 am »
Check out the Double Front fender for extra down force.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 12:38:39 pm »
To me it looks like competition for the KLR 650, similar weight, a bit more power and just as ugly. In the reviews I read about the 400, they say that some of the bolts rattled loose and the brakes arent all that great. So to me it sounds a lot like my old KLR
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2017, 01:20:33 pm »
When people describe a motorbike as ugly, I can't help but wonder, why? What exactly makes it 'ugly'?

Is it the fact that it doesn't have a weird shaped 'styled headlamp, or similarly futuristically 'styled' fuel tank or seat? Is it the very fact that the engine is visible? Is it the absence of plastic bits that do nothing for the machine functionally other than to create 'flowing' lines and to provide a surface for artistic paintwork?

Because if so, then ugly is beautiful in my eyes!
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 01:33:04 pm »
I know there have been oversize cylinder conversions available, but from the RH side that engine doesn't resemble any of the 'Bullet' singles, but looks reminiscent of the old 'Constellation' parallel twins. But of course there's only one exhaust pipe visible.

Could that picture be a mocked up photoshop?

I doubt that the piccie is of the actual 750 and shows a single.  Perhaps a Photoshop for the ad?

EDIT:  Looking carefully at the piccie again, I am sure I see a 2nd pipe between the engine and belly plate.  Someone with younger eyes, please have a look as well.

« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 01:41:24 pm by TheBear »
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