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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2017, 01:36:25 pm »
Partytjie frikadelle en die vooruitsig van sooibrand maak my meer opgewonde as hierdie ding.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 01:38:00 pm »
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 01:42:59 pm »
Partytjie frikadelle en die vooruitsig van sooibrand maak my meer opgewonde as hierdie ding.

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2017, 02:19:44 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!
In this particular case I do not see how the design flows nicely. I see a basic bike to which they bolted parts that dont fit with the overall design of the bike. I imagine it was designed by three different guys who never spoke to each other, but it does work in a certain way.

Also there is a difference between beautiful and cool, a jeep does not look beautiful like the E-type jaguar but it does look cool (the wrangler at least). And the royal enfield has something cool about it, but its not a beautiful bike like a ducati or MV agusta.

Thirdly each person sees it in their own way, to me animals like puff adders and black mambas are beautiful. To others they are ugly, although this could be simply out of fear.

Personally I wouldn't mind owning one, and I would even look at it for a while after parking it, but I wouldnt call it pretty.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2017, 02:25:42 pm »

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.

Apparently when one goes that route you just got to nikasil it and run Motorex ;)
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2017, 02:27:56 pm »

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.

Apparently when one goes that route you just got to nikasil it and run Motorex ;)

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2017, 03:17:27 pm »
Looks like KLR-equivalent power is expected from the 750. I don't know if 40-45 HP will be enough. It is double of what the current 400 has, but my KLR is no powerhouse.  :-\

I think it might be an interesting ride if they can set the engine up nice and torquey...
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2017, 03:23:11 pm »
Looks like KLR-equivalent power is expected from the 750. I don't know if 40-45 HP will be enough. It is double of what the current 400 has, but my KLR is no powerhouse.  :-\

I think it might be an interesting ride if they can set the engine up nice and torquey...

If they can do this and keep it light, it could be good. I remain suspicious about dragging 40's British engines into the 22nd century.
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2017, 04:18:46 pm »

If they can do this and keep it light, it could be good. I remain suspicious about dragging 40's British engines into the 22nd century.
I doubt it - the 400 already weighs 190 kg!
 

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2017, 04:47:06 pm »
I think that power unit is several decades removed from a 1940's British engine. The bottom end is totally different being unitary construction, with a modern cartridge oil filter where the old Bullet felt filter and oil pump used to be in the timing cover. The top end, although apparently still air cooled could be overhead camshaft, even 4 valve. The outer cover doesn't look as though it contains the timing gears and camshaft of a pushrod  design. And I'd be willing to bet that the big end bearing is not the original floating alloy bush!  :eek7:

Incidentally, I'm not sure that the original 500 grew out of a 350, but rather it happened the other way round.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2017, 05:17:08 pm »
Utilitarian springs to mind...no nonsense & not pretentious and so ugly it's cool :biggrin:
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2017, 05:21:42 pm »
Utilitarian springs to mind...no nonsense & not pretentious and so ugly it's cool :biggrin:
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2017, 05:23:02 pm »
I think that power unit is several decades removed from a 1940's British engine. The bottom end is totally different being unitary construction, with a modern cartridge oil filter where the old Bullet felt filter and oil pump used to be in the timing cover. The top end, although apparently still air cooled could be overhead camshaft, even 4 valve. The outer cover doesn't look as though it contains the timing gears and camshaft of a pushrod  design. And I'd be willing to bet that the big end bearing is not the original floating alloy bush!  :eek7:

Incidentally, I'm not sure that the original 500 grew out of a 350, but rather it happened the other way round.

Agreed.  In all probability a completely new design.  If you are going to develop a 750 twin, it will be a new design, even if it shares a lot from previous engines.  It seems it will be DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder and oil cooled.
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2017, 05:26:19 pm »
Just shows how tastes differ...beauty is in fact, in the eye of the beholder.  :deal: I like the look of this thing...  :biggrin: even IMHO better looking than my 2008 KLR, which I consider an ugly thing. When it comes to using a bike mainly gravel roads..beauty is not a consideration for me, that's why I bought the KLR.  ;)
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2017, 05:30:24 pm »
Just shows how tastes differ...beauty is in fact, in the eye of the beholder.  :deal: I like the look of this thing...  :biggrin: even IMHO better looking than my 2008 KLR, which I consider an ugly thing. When it comes to using a bike mainly gravel roads..beauty is not a consideration for me, that's why I bought the KLR.  ;)

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2017, 05:50:22 pm »
Just shows how tastes differ...beauty is in fact, in the eye of the beholder.  :deal: I like the look of this thing...  :biggrin: even IMHO better looking than my 2008 KLR, which I consider an ugly thing. When it comes to using a bike mainly gravel roads..beauty is not a consideration for me, that's why I bought the KLR.  ;)

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2017, 11:54:54 am »
If the comments in similar bike threads are anything to go by, this will probably be to expensive, to heavy, underpowered, slow and made in India gonna be a deal killer

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2017, 01:12:30 pm »
If the comments in similar bike threads are anything to go by, this will probably be to expensive, to heavy, underpowered, slow and made in India gonna be a deal killer

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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
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Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan 750
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2017, 08:33:20 am »
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