All new 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review.

All new 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review. 

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All new 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review. Adventure-Touring motorcycles tend to be expensive, big-displacement, powerful machines. Then there's the mid-displacement segment, which is only marginally cheaper. There is, however, a sub-category of lightweight, affordable, small-displacement models that are frequently overshadowed by their aforementioned counterparts. Here, you'll find the 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan along with BMW's G310GS and CSC's RX4 Adventure, among others.

Having been introduced just a few years ago (2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Ride Review), the Himalayan has proven popular enough to receive a few upgrades for the 2022 model year. Changes include a shorter front rack, a lower rear rack with increased carrying capacity, a wider windscreen, revised seat cushions, and a new Tripper navigation system. For a $300 price increase from $4,999 to $5,299.

Since Royal Enfield reduced the length of Himalayan's front rack by 3.5 inches, I assume that the rack in its original dimensions bruised a great deal of knees. Since I was riding this particular Royal Enfield for the first time, I can only report that I, at 5' 11", had no problems. It has a slightly tight seat-to-footpeg ratio, and the rear hump does not allow for much movement on the seat, but it has reasonably comfortable ergonomics otherwise.

With a claimed 24.3 horsepower and 23.6 lbs/ft of torque, this motorcycle is no fire-breather. However, the Himalayan excels in the dirt with its remarkable efficiency while its streetability is purely utilitarian in nature. My first attempt at bombing down a moderately technical dirt trail of rocks, sand, and ruts was to throttle-to-stop and bang off the rev limiter to maintain forward thrust. When I upshifted, I realized that even though it doesn't feel like the tiny engine is even spinning, riding its torque curve is how the Himalayan prefers to be ridden. Each slight incline necessitates a downshift, but for the most part, torque wins over revs.


With a claimed curb weight of 439 pounds, the Himalayan would not overwhelm its suspension components, while its lower center of gravity would make it feel lighter than it actually is. The front brake lever felt mushy but stopped well in the dirt, but street speeds meant planning early.

I was told to push it until my finger hurts for five seconds to turn off the ABS on the Himalayan's rear wheel, but even that didn't work half the time, and the same went for trying to reset the trip meter using the same button.

After using the Himalayan's Tripper navigation system, I found it to be the simplified form of navigation I prefer. In its place are any unnecessary prompts or graphics, just information that is easy to ascertain in a glance, such as distance and turn. After being downloaded to your smartphone, the Tripper app syncs with the navigation pod mounted on the instrument cluster. You can download your chosen route, so you can continue navigation even without cell service. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to verify that during our ride. On the Himalayan, there is no USB outlet to charge your phone, making navigation dependent on the battery power of your phone.


As for other observations about the Himalayan, I found that while the seat-to-tank is narrow enough to be comfortable while standing, I found that the frame bows outward, causing discomfort after spending time on the pegs. Speaking of pegs, they have removable rubber inserts; however, they are on the small side, which again was most noticeable while standing.


For 2022, the Himalayan will also be available in three new colors: Mirage Silver, Pine Green, and Granite Black. The Himalayan is available in Lake Blue, Rock Red, and Gravel Gray, but regardless of the color you prefer, it remains a subjectively handsome, and objectively good-performing motorcycle for $5,299.

All new 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Review. 


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