A brutally honest review of the Royal Enfield Himalayan

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I'm reading this thread a few years after it was started and want to say I always interpreted Everide's "brutally honest" review as generally positive. He ticks all the "why it's not good enough" boxes that people who can afford seven bikes watch reviews to see ticked. But he also acknowledges that the Himalayan does everything competently, is cheap, and looks like an ant instead of a cockroach - which are the three reasons everyone who buys one buys one.
I mean let's face it: that's the best we can expect from any folks who make glossy videos about bikes they test for free.
 
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I'm reading this thread a few years after it was started and want to say I always interpreted Everide's "brutally honest" review as generally positive. He ticks all the "why it's not good enough" boxes that people who can afford seven bikes watch reviews to see ticked. But he also acknowledges that the Himalayan does everything competently, is cheap, and looks like an ant instead of a cockroach - which are the three reasons everyone who buys one buys one.
I mean let's face it: that's the best we can expect from any folks who makes glossy videos about bikes they test for free.
The Everide companion video is a Must Watch. It was the story of the near disaster in the making of the "Brutally Honest Review" video. It is long but, listen carefully to the comments made about the Himalayan in comparison to the KLR 650 being ridden on the same near disaster ride.
 

Splinter

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When I saw the title of this thread I thought the review may have been the other Brutally Honest Review which in fact is a total hatchet job on the Himalayan, from the engine logo to the dash.
"Inadequate for North American roads..." is probably the most remarkable quote.
 

Bluestrom13

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Post #22 - (Quotes from).

" I'd rather be on the Himalayan right now, (than on the KLR)...... Then falls off....."Top heavy".

" They should call this thing the "Royal Tractor, 'cause it really does tractor up some real stuff." (At 8min 16sec).

" I'm really loving the Himalayan ".

Slightly more positive than the original post video, I'd say.
 

m1ckDELTA

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I'm glad to see people are making up their own minds about the Himalayan and RE in general. It's currently the fastest growing motorbike company in the world so they're doing something right.


 
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