The Himalayan was the first proper ADV that was bestowed upon us by Royal Enfield a few years ago. The minimalistic styling along with the legendary name became an instant hit among the adventure-seeking Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. It came equipped with a 410cc long-stroke motor that was specifically developed to facilitate a stellar ride on the arduous terrain that our country offers. Now, the accessible seat height and those dual-purposes tyres prove to be a great combination in mild off-road conditions.
But, does it have what it takes to be a true-blue off-roader? To answer that, we decided to take the Himalayan to Big Rock Dirt Park in Bangalore where we put it against our specially-designed off-road tests at BikeWale’s inaugural off-road day.