1: Seating Ergos
Now one of the strongest points of the Himalayan in our opinion is the seating ergos. With a seat height of just 800mm, it’s quite easy to swing over the leg. I’m 6.2 so it might look pretty easy, but it is actually quite good for the average Indian. And once you are seated, the seating triangle is perfect. The wide handlebar gives you good leverage and it isn’t too far or inside. The footpegs are neutral set. So touring in it will be comfortable.
And if you are one of those, who will spend a lot of time off-road, well, the good news is, you are going to enjoy the Himalayan because the standing up ergos is really good. You can reach on to the bar easily, and there’s more than enough space to hold on to the fuel tank.
2: Torquey Motor
This BS6 motor is now fuel-injected and it has lost some marginal power, but it has gained really good refinement. Honestly, it feels like a completely different engine.
The bike retains the same linear power delivery. There’s still strong low and mid-range torque that can be exploited easily on the road as well as off the road. The gearbox isn’t as notchy as before. The taller gear ratios aids highway as well as off-road riding.
3: Go Anywhere Ability
Majority of the motorcycle guys love the Himalayan due to its versatility, all thanks to the presence of large ground clearance and the long travel front suspension. I mean the bike can do a lot more than just going to office.
On the weekends, you can take it to the dirt and have some fun. And now with the switchable ABS, the fun has reached a whole new level. And if the dirt tires you out, hit some highways and enjoy that cool breeze.
The Himalayan is one excellent touring machine. With a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres, it results into a decent riding range. Plus, it also has an extremely comfortable ride setup. The suspension eats up most of the bad roads with ease. This motorcycle lets you cruise at 100kmph all day long.
It is quite luggage friendly too. It gets a tail rack as standard. Plus, the metal holders around the tank are handy to mount some luggage as well. And in case, you want to carry more luggage, you can always mount saddle and tank bags.
5: Looks Desirable
The Himalayan always had a good road presence and now with the fancier colours, the bike look more desirable. Then there are things like large wheels, long travel suspension and the commanding riding position that attracts people. Cons