The Dyno test video of the Royal Enfield is out and the results are as expected. The test was done on both 650cc models, The Interceptor 650 and the GT 650. For comparison sake, we are also measuring the power of KTM Duke 390, which is almost as powerful as both Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Smoked Garage is a custom motorcycle building company located in Bali. They were recently commissioned by Royal Enfield to built a custom Himalayan. The Smoked Garage made a custom bike but the finished product blew everyone’s mind.
Since the day it was launched, the Ktm Duke 390 has remained the most bang for buck motorcycle in India. It was the king until the launch of Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, which seemingly replaced the Duke from its throne. The GT 650 is more powerful on the paper, with a 650cc oil cooled parallel twin engine which produces 47 HP and 52 Nm of torque. As a result, people are convinced that the Duke 390 is no longer a performance option when it comes to buying a performance bike in Rs. 2 to Rs. 3 lakh price range. Let us discuss Pros and Cons of buying a KTM Duke 390 over Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
I was chatting with one of my friends earlier, about the plans for his future bike. He told me that, Benelli 600i seems like a good option, for his touring and amateur racing. Without wasting a single second, I said “Why not one of the 650 twins”, and no, I wasn’t and still am not promoting any Royal Enfield products. My reaction was the outcropping of the “Not yet confirmed fact” that the new twin cylinder motorcycles will be priced under Rs 3 lakh.
I rode the Royal Enfield Himalayan recently, the model which I rode was a Carb unit with no ABS. It was the only Himalayan available at the showroom and besides I wanted to test the bike on dirt and the ABS would have just gotten in the way. For me, fuel injection isn’t a necessity, as I don’t mind a jumpy throttle. Now, I rode the Himalayan mostly on off-road terrain and learned the following things about it.
It is a very special custom bike, not only because it looks ultra sick. But because it hides a lot of secret reasons for its success inside it. So let’s take a look the Top 5 reasons why this Royal Enfield custom is so special-
People are freaking out over the Royal Enfield’s record at the Bonneville dry salts. The company set a top speed of 240 km/h with their Continental GT 650. It’s a good speed but I am here to tell you that why it isn’t all that impressive.
Was the limited Edition Royal Enfield Pegasus special? is a question which can be asked throughout the ages. According to the Disney, Pegasus was a flying horse for the Hercules but according to the Greek mythology, it belonged to Bellerophon, which was another Greek Hero. In modern times, we have quite a similar situation. According to the Royal Enfield, the Pegasus is a limited edition classic series motorcycle which is dedicated to the World War- II (WW2) veterans.
Royal Enfield Himalayan was notorious for breaking down at the speed of 40 km/h, it is the truth and nobody can deny that. It has broken down in more ways we can even think of but all this can only be said about the old Himalayan, which came with a “Carb” unit. The new Himalayan Fi is certainly not bulletproof because no bike is. It is what it exactly needs to be, a motorcycle which needs less maintenance than any other bike in its category.
While searching for the answer to “Why Royal Enfield vibrates?” I stumbled upon different sets of answers. Some of them said, that it is due to the “Air-fuel” mixture ratio, some said that it is because of the long stroke cylinder design, which inherently makes more vibrations. So I went on a journey deep within the internet to identify the main culprit of Vibrations so we can create a smooth running Royal Enfield engine.