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.
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.
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.
Turn on the engine, you hear a little different exhaust note, not very similar to the regular RE motorcycles. The exhaust sounds pleasing with popping noise (clangs) that it makes often. RE have fitted a new engine called the LS410, LS meaning long stroke and 410 stands to its cubic capacity.
Royal Enfield has unveiled their much awaited 400cc adventure tourer motorcycle few days back with the name 'Himalayan'. Royal Enfield has a huge fan following and this is the motorcycle, which made fans of Royal Enfield and hardcore tourers wait with so much eagerness. So lets have an overview to find out about the much hyped adventure motorcycle.
Here is what probably is the World’s first and exclusive first ride impression of the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan. The ride of the new RE Himalayan was not pre planned and neither was it scheduled as a proper ride but since our Correspondent Geet Singh Bindra got himself a chance to ride the new dark horse of the iconic Royal Enfield, he didn’t miss the opportunity to enlighten all our avid readers.