Jumping The Himalayan

While I think the suspension of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is nice for riding over broken tarmac and trails, I wouldn’t jump the motorcycle too high.

Acclaim Motors, a Royal Enfield dealer in Bangalore, asked 2015 Raid De Himalaya Royal Enfield Class winner Sanjay “Tribal” Kumar to have a go at the Himalayan on a track. At around 2.17 Sanjay does a three foot jump. The suspension bottoms out, the skid plate ploughs through the soil and the exhaust pipe scrapes the ground.


It is important to note that unlike the earlier case when CS Santosh did the same thing while testing a prototype of the Himalayan, this is a production motorcycle from a dealership.

I don’t think the Himalayan is designed to be ridden this hard and I don’t think Royal Enfield dealers should be posting such videos to begin with. Royal Enfield made a mistake my posting such videos before the launch and now their dealers are following suit after the launch. Not good.