A go anywhere, do anything kind of bike. Back to basics with modern features, such as ABS and Fuel Injection. The low seat height makes it an ideal bike for those who like the enduro style, but are a bit short in the leg ( Me included! )
A couple of small issues have cropped up in the short time of owning this bike, all of which have been an easy fix.
Headlight rattle - Only occured when switching the standard bulb out for an alternative one. This was resolved by fitting a thin strip of foam tape around the inside of the headlight bowl, thus dampening the vibrations.
ABS line rubbing - The ABS lines from the front brake route along the inside of the petrol tank, next to the frame. As there isn't a huge amount of room next to the tank, the brake lines rub slightly. This was fixed by cutting some spare pipe and placing over the lines.
Front mounting framework - Slightly uneven on one side, unbolt and move across.
Paint quality - scratches easily and slightly worn where legs meet tank. Rust behind the clocks and footpegs ( inside steelwork ) as tubes are open! Spray inside with ACF-50 or alike.
Nothing so far!
Full Specs - https://royalenfield.com/motorcycles/himalayan
Still no major issues! :D Mileage is now on 3400, 99% of which is from commuting to and from work.
The bike has loosened up a lot more, and seems to pull a lot easier. The exhaust has bedded in and sounds much deeper ( Like a proper single should! ) The more i ride this bike, the more i enjoy it.
The engine does sound a bit noisy, but its over due its service which should quieten it down a fair bit!
The petrol tank still rubs the ABS line, even with some extra pipe placed over the lines. Moving the bracket slight that holds the lines seems to have helped.
The paint on the sides of the petrol tank has worn more and is now slightly glossy in comparison to the rest of the tank. I would highly recommend adding some tank protectors as soon the bike is purchased rather than after a few thousand miles of use! This could be down to wearing leather trousers and not textile.
Mileage is now at 4100.
Every now and again the bike seems to go into a false neutral or breifly show the wrong gear ( going from 3rd to 4th will show 5th gear then correctly show 4th on the indicator )
I have a few mods planned before winter arrives, mainly for visability and comfort when riding in the cold and dark.