new to the group and in the UK

Simon1963

Getting there...
Location
weybridge
hi all, just joined the group and after owning several bike such as a Aprilia Dorsoduro and Honda 600 amongst others i feel i need to slow it down a bit and start to enjoy a more relaxed ride, so looking to purchase a used Himalayan, any advise would be greatly appreciated

Simon
 

Bluestrom13

Well travelled
Location
Elswhere
Welcome Simon.

First advice - try for a demo ride.
400cc singles aren't everyones ideal bike.(Tho' I like them 100%)
Plenty of low milers in dealers, and my choice was a Euro4. (Just me , people also like the latest model).

Done 5000+ miles on mine since June, slowed off with the winter roads (salt etc).
 

Andy131

Well travelled
Location
Manchester UK
Welcome.
Take a test ride - I didn't but nobody said you had to follow your own advice.
Bought mine after seeing one in supermarket car park, not ridden for 40 years, just had to happen. For me it wasn't a need to slowdown, rather a need to be more connected with the outside world and to be on my own. Have driven long distances in cars that totally insulate you from the outside world, the Land Rover doesn't give a monkeys about the road condition, be it rutted, frozen or covered in mud. you are at a constant 22C cocooned. The Himmy will forgive bad roads, but like any bike you need to be aware of the surroundings, she's not a pocket rocket that is going to spit you off if you grab a ham fisted amount of throttle exiting a bend. She's not going to stand on her nose if you are likewise ham fisted with the brakes - but stops well enough from 70mph, accelerates better than most cars away from a junction.
So quick enough for modern traffic, really involving (fun) to ride, parts are cheap, servicing is even cheaper, and just think of all the fun you can have deciding just what extras you can buy with the money you saved not buying a bike for twice the money.

Mines a E4, as I got more for the money, it just works, get her out of the garage, starts fist time, fit panniers and ride off down the road for a couple of hours, grab a bag of chips (fries) and ride home - cobwebs gone.
 

Morgan60

Well travelled
Location
NW USA
Hello and welcome to this forum from across the pond. Buy it you’ll like it. I have a large stable of bikes and if I could only have one bike the Himmy would be it.
 

Ajr650

Finally made it
Location
N. Ireland
Totally agree on getting a test ride. I did last week, haven't stopped telling people how much I enjoyed it, and today I've put a deposit down on a new one 😁
 

Simon1963

Getting there...
Location
weybridge
so i test rode the Himalayan today and a big thanks to Ian at Bowen Moto in Chatham, what a great bike so now looking to get one, i think Bowen have a used one coming in sometime next week and will keep you updated

thanks for all your help
 
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