Many see the purpose-built dual-purpose Royal Enfield Himalayan to be a very apt motorcycle for a country like ours, seeing as we don’t have to go really far in search of adventure if you actually think about it. After a couple of heavy showers during the monsoon season, many of our city’s municipalities treat us to the finest stretches of broken paved roads, massive craters and sometimes there’s even the occasional river crossing right outside our doorsteps. The Himalayan manages to take all this in its stride with great diplomacy, however, the Royal Enfield felt the need to make gritty
Probably one of the most important things to know about squirrels is that they’re absolutely everywhere. Some of them even have cameras, such as our own secret squirrel buddy who gets us cool motorcycle spy shots from time to time. Like, for example, these particular photos, which appear to show an as-yet unspecified Royal Enfield 650 Twin-based touring variant out testing.
This isn’t the long-rumored Himalayan 650, as what we’re seeing in these shots is clearly intended to be a road bike, not a dual-sport. It’s also not a first glimpse at a real-world SG650 Concept. If you
There’s no shortage of expensive, big-displacement, powerful Adventure-Touring motorcycles. Then there’s the mid-displacement segment that is oftentimes only marginally less expensive. Further down this segment, though, exists a sub-category of lightweight, affordable, small-displacement models that are oftentimes overshadowed by their aforementioned counterparts. It’s here where the 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan resides along with BMW’s G310GS and CSC’s RX4 Adventure among others.
The Royal Enfield Meteor has been my daily rider for almost six months now. I ride it to office. I ride it to the gym. And, I take it out on the weekends with my wife as she is a big fan of that pillion seat. So in short, the Meteor has been playing well in the city. But there was one thing I was itching to do for a long time and that was a lovely long distance ride. So I did it this monsoon.
The idea was to ride down to Mangalore, meet my parents, stuff myself with