Frequently asked questions

Royal Enfield Himalayan

How big are the side panniers of the Royal Enfield Himalayan

According to product specs they have a capacity of 26 liters. Dimensions are

  • length: 47cm
  • height: 37cm
  • width: 20cm

Therefore they are not much smaller than a regular cabin suitcase.

What is the fuel tank capacity of the Himalayan?

Capacity is 15 liters. As soon as you are down to 5 liters the reserve indicator will light up and the trip counter will show you the distance you have been driving in reserve. However, at the beginning the trip odometer will reset quite a few times which is probably caused by leaning into curves or going uphill/downhill.

15 liters does not seem to be much but with a mileage of 3l/km you can safely make 300 km before hitting the next petrol station. This should be more than enough in most parts of the world. However, protection bars on either side of the fuel tank are prepared to attach jerry cans which would extend the radius to a crazy 600 kilometers before you get into reserve.

What is the real mileage of a RE Himalayan?

Mileage is around 3 liters of 95 octane per 100 kilometers. This is based on a 2.000 km trip from Guardamar del Segura (Alicante, Spain) to Wickrath (Mönchengladbach, Germany) over all sorts of terrain in meteorological conditions.

What is the top speed of the RE Himalayan?

Top speed is around 120 km/h. That being said you do not want to ride this bike at this speed for various reasons.

  • The 410LS engine with its 24.5 PS has a hard time getting up to that speed.
  • Long stroke engines do not like high revs and your motor will suffer a lot.
  • The bike will start to vibrate not only because of the single cylinder engine but also due to the PIRELLI MT 60 multi-purpose tires.

To put it in a nutshell the bike is not designed to go over 100 km/h and the ride is not comfortable. Best cruising speed is between 80 and 95 km/h which is also a good speed for long distance rides.