New Royal Enfield Himalayan review, road test

    The big new Himalayan is happy to take on the daily grind as well.

    Published on Jan 27, 2024 07:00:00 AM


    We Like
    • Big and solid feel, space and comfort
    • Strong performance, highly capable chassis
    • Excellent TFT screen, good value
    We Don't Like
    • Not as friendly as old 411 for shorter riders
    • Noticeable vibration at cruising speeds

    Last month, we wrote about riding the Himalayan 450 up in the mountains –  it was a great experience and the bike proved to be immensely impressive in that environment. But a ride in the mountains is a rare luxury for most folks and that’s why a full road test of how the bike does in the drudgery of big city life was equally important. 

    This report comes after weeks and hundreds of kilometres of riding the bike in and around Mumbai and the overarching learning is that this is a big motorcycle with an impressive depth of capabilities. We’ve already talked about the Himalayan’s handling and off-road capabilities in detail, so this road test will focus on the more day-to-day riding experience.

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