One of my favorite stories to write here on Bike-urious was a review of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike’s got some updates for 2022, and Royal Enfield has asked me to join for the press launch tomorrow. What would you like to know about it?
Last time I got three weeks with the bike, this time I’m getting three hours. So I won’t be able to go into the same level of detail, but that won’t be necessary as the bike has been “refreshed” with new colorways and Royal Enfield’s integrated Tripper navigation system.
One thing to note is that the price has steadily creeped up (as it does with all things, of course). The 2018 bike I reviewed was $4,499. By 2020 it was $4,749, but that wasn’t crazy as it came with ABS. The 2021 was $4,999 (the only change I could discern was that the rear ABS became switchable), and this new model is $5,299. But wait, there’s more! The press release notes some vaguer updates – a new windshield, upgraded rear rack, tank protection bars, and an “improved” seat. It’s been long enough since I’ve ridden the last one that I don’t know how well I’ll be able to compare some of these things just based on memory, but I’ll give it my best shot. You know the deal – is there anything you want to know about this bike? Check out what RE has to say about their bike, then let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!
And while it’s not really pertinent for this story, it appears that Royal Enfield is planning to shove their 650 motor in the Himalayan in a couple of years, which would be AWESOME.