10.000 KM Bike review Royal Enfield Himalayan (2018) - BS4

تم نشره في 2019/02/ 7
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Two months ago I left Delhi, India and rode my brand-new 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan across India, Myanmar, Thailand and into Malaysia.
After 10.000 kilometers of riding, I am talking about 4 topics in this video:
- General Specs
- Modifications I did on the bike
- Spare parts / tools that I carry
- What I love and hate about this bike.
NOTE1: People have been asking about my opinion on this motorcycle. And that's what this video is about. My honest opinion :) I am in no way an expert, I'm just talking about my experiences with riding this motorbike and my thoughts about it.
NOTE2: The tyres that I've been riding on so far, are the original tyres from India (CEAT). If you buy this motorbike outside of India, they come standard with MT-60 tyres which are higher quality.
NOTE3: In addition to the spare parts I've been showing - I am also carrying a spare spark plug and spare battery with me!
NOTE4: My height is 1.68 meter with quite short legs :)
I tried to cover as much as possible in this 20-minute video, but without a doubt there will be topics which I could not cover now. But don't worry! I will be riding my Royal Enfield Himalayan 2018 around the world for quite a bit longer!
I am now preparing the bike for the next big leg of journey - and I have another 30.000 kilometers ahead of me. So there will be plenty of opportunity to talk about other aspects of this motorbike.
If you want to follow the rest of my journey - you can follow me on the below channels as well:
INSTAGRAM: itchybootstravel
FACEBOOK: itchyboots
BLOG: www.itchyboots.com
#royalenfieldhimalayan #itchyboots #motovlogger


  • Noraly your tech information is brilliant.....

  • lol that sound

  • Woman you have given me a dream that I can stick on to and I thank you for that. I sincerely hope that we'll meet someday and talk as one rider to another. Love and respect. I am from Kolkata btw. 😊

  • Thank you so much

  • *Ol' Man Ronin* make me get here. Now I'm a fan of both of you and R.E Himalayan as well. Keep up the great work. ❤️

  • What you do for living???

  • In North America a loud bike is best as the deer and animals are everywhere. Not to mention motorists are not looking out for bikes.

  • You are awesome

  • how do you lift such heavy bikes on your own when it falls and nobody is there to help you?

  • Very good review. I am planning on buying a Himalayan here in Brazil. I also really liked the fuel basket you put in, I will do the same.

  • happy girl BASANTI

  • Thanks for a very informative review. I would like to buy one of these bikes, so, your review is very helpful. In The Wind

  • You should be glad the chassis didn't break in to two pieces during your trips.

  • Noraly you are a terrific travel mate. I got a feeling you are talking to me while watching. Also, I got a feeling sitting next to you on the bike which gives a 'live' feeling. You have one or two gadgets I didn't have in the 1980s while travelling behind the Irion curtain (the Soviet empire). Hade to rely on Russian paper maps. Not an easy task. This marvellous ARdown hasn't been invented as well as the Internet. Not to forget, the smartphone. Anyway Noraly, you make my day. Thumbs up!

  • I love the way you say Himalaya "himalian". It is charming. :) You make great videos. Both me and my wife love them. Thank you.

  • Wonderful!👍❤

  • 🙏🏼🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  • nora, maybe u interested riding from Jakarta to Bali, Indonesia with me, i have 350cc regal raptor year 2008, it's pretty nice bike, just let me know ok, notricky rich on facebook

  • The motorcycle review that launched a thousand Himalayans.

  • I'm in love with this woman...🇮🇳Love from India.

  • Great video. The boxes look like the Trax system by SW Motech, made in Germany (just a few km from where I live;-))

  • Noraly, Royal Enfield should sponsor you and make you their spokesperson!!!

  • the suspension travel has commonly been a major issue reported in this bike so your suspension compliment seems suspicious to me

  • Noraly, I'll post this here after watching you change the tire in Argentina in the hope you monitor these comments. I'm a Mountain Biker here in Western North Carolina where the trails are steep and the Mt. Laurel thorns are long. The most important piece of kit I always carry after tubes and water are several pairs of Venom Steel Rip Resistant Industrial Gloves from Medline Industries. Whether these or some other surgical gloves, they're invaluable for working on the drive train. And doing dishes ;-}

  • Noraly, you are simply great and simple. I just came across your video and now I subscribed to your videos! What an excellent review you gave for this Himalayan 411cc. I'm in Oklahoma, USA. I own a Harley 883 since 2008. But after seeing you ride this Himalayan, I ordered the 2021 US version yesterday!!

  • One guy in a shop once told me; Better have and not need, than to need and not have. I bring that word of wisdom with me every-time I'm about to buy something that I'm not sure if I'll need or not.

  • Hi! I’m a great fan. This is to inform that you could put an abs on and off switch into your handlebar on Basanti. The wire will come from the abs fuse box underneath your seat. I just saw it in youtube “Must For Royal Enfield Himalayan Owners !! switchable Abs” on this caption. It’s on hindi, though it might help. You can discuss with your mechanic. Love you.

  • Why the name "बसंती"/Basanti? Please let us know the whole back-story.

  • Your vlog and particularly this video makes me want to go on an adventure and buy a RE Himalayan!! Your set-up and Mods is the best by far that I’ve seen, ready for adventure! I want this specific set up if i got mine next year! More powers! Love from the Philippines 🇵🇭 ! Hope you can ride here too and visit the country!

  • I love the big sound too. My Vulcan 900 really annoyed my neighbours. 😂😂😂😜

  • Now it's time for Royal Enfield to honour you and produce one limited edition model named Noraly Basanti 😜

  • Good👍 review ma'am

  • Wow! you are incredible. I can't believe I watched a 20 minute video without moving my eyes from screen. You are gifted. What is your height? I am 5'5" and slightly doubting myself on off roads. You got a new subscriber!! Safe Journey. Stay safe during this Covid-19 situtation.

    • I got your height from description. 1.68m

  • You can turn of ABS of Himalayan

  • Just plan a tour to Pakistan im a local moto vlogger we can do a colab tour around the country....on youtube just have a look..... Real Road Rider

    • She deliberately chose a route to avoid Pakistan.

  • damn, think I'm in love hahahaha cheers!

    • @Tobias Wittmann tough question 🤔 hahaha

    • With Noraly or with Basanti? :-)

  • Just ordered one, you had a lot of influence in that decision!

  • cool girl

  • U look almost like Naomi Watts... Tnx for the informative vid.

  • Nice body, bike is a bit average ))

  • Good review! I like the Himalayan, it costs about $7000 here in Canada though. But then, all bikes are expensive here! Lol, and we only have about a 4 month riding season tops :)

  • Your name is a Muslim name.

  • Wow! The best part about your video is your positive attitude and a smiling face throughout the video. Keep up the positive vibes👍👍👍

  • Great on the "dot" review Noraly !!!

  • what is meaning of noraly ?

  • TÜRKEY love you she is personable people.

  • imposible una mejor publicidad! thx

  • Thinking of buying the 2020 model here in Cambodia. I do like riding on-road MOST of the time but want the option to go off occasionally (and most of the roads here are bad anyway). To this point I've only been riding a 250 Suzuki Volty, which I enjoy, but I don't want to sacrifice the fun aspect of the power I get on-road. Would I be sacrificing that significantly with this bike? Alternatively, I could go for the RE Interceptor 650 (although this wouldn't like the majority of Cambodia's roads). Thanks!

  • Great video, I lost on your smile.

  • Fuel gauge pronounced fuel “ga j”. And Him-a-lay-an. Just an FYI Noraly, love your personality!

    • She's actually pronouncing Himalayan like we do in India and given that's where the bikes from...works! 🙂🏔️🏍️

  • Hi Noraly. Have been so inspired by your videos so far in season 1, I've only gone and bought myself a 2018 built Himalayan. Really looking forward to riding the Himalayan. Your such an inspiration to many, myself included. Keep safe & ride safe. Dave Clugston.

  • Hey I'm a big fan of RE

  • This bike is for power not speed that people misinterpret.

    • Parag Devghare it’s 24 HP, that’s very little HP

  • looking at the condition and environment of the road you went through, certainly a decent and sufficient horsepower are enough. Knowing how the fix the motorbike problem for example changing tire is a big plus!

  • Nice video

  • This Bike is made to withstand brutal Indian road conditions... If this bike is able to survive on Indian roads.. It can survive anywhere in the world...

  • Which rain coat you preffered while traveling in heavy rain fall area?.

  • Awesome the way you ride

  • This is the video that made me buy a Himalayan... Thanks Noraly... Love from Aizawl, Mizoram, India.

  • You cover lots of distance, aren't you tired. I am tired by travelling only 50 kms

  • How do you buy a motorcycle in India and then insure it to travel through other countries?

  • I like how she says "fuel gouge" instead of "fuel gauge". Perhaps she's paying too much for fuel? :)

  • You are amazing👍👍👍😍😍

  • 50 mph? Wow

  • I love that you named your bike Basanti 😂😂😂 a hearty laugh was had at that 😂😂

  • I totally agree with what Noraly said about being more about sound than speed. I ride a Honda VTX1300C, not the fastest bike in the world, but not the slowest (it is a cruiser, so... yeah). Twisting the throttle is a nice rush of speed, but man... when I turn my head just right to block the wind noise and my ear catches a moment of that sweet V-twin rumble as I'm rolling down the road.... man, that's living!

  • Insurance company: do you plan to ride outside of India with this vehicle ma’am? Yes

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  • Good review for sure. Royal E are making a real effort to crack American market. This bike seems to have taken off. Will see what 2021 version changes beyond being abje to shut ABS off.

    • Not for long. The US government will soon ban like the mahindra jeep was banned.

  • Noraly, I love your adventures! I am sooo happy to hear you talk about what you keep in your paneers and needing a top-box. I am a 6'5" (2 meters) 300# (136K) ogre! I have done 7k+ mile trips having to take the same way... stuff for the bike in the side bags, everything else wherever I can find a spot!👍

  • Good morning cute girl 👋

  • Great video..Please include spark plugs also...

  • Nic

  • Smaller bikes have their advantages. Firstly better MPG which is really important when touring., secondly carnets are cheaper for smaller cheaper bikes, thirdly lighter bikes are significantly better off road, lastly it limits you in the amount of junk you can lug around! Not being able to switch off ABS is a bad feature for sure.

  • Can ride New Delhi to London by this Himalayan bike ?

  • I go to Nepal and India and ride bikes a bit. Fell in love with the Himilaian Royal Enfield. At last a review with the issues that matter to me. Thanks so much amazing lady.

  • come to india again and be my guast

  • sounds like india is making some good stuff! Maybe we in america can finally follow suit.

  • how do you people afford to do this?

  • How you ride in india with driving license of other country. just curious.

  • Ha ha , love your story and telling Noralie. The spare clutch & casing and all those spares got me . Good luck and ride safe .

  • 👍❤️

  • How much your height mam

  • Your review on this bike is an amazing. I am inspired by few bikers and I am planning to biking back to Bhutan from Australia. You could the right person to contact for expertises and advices. I am going to watch your another video ‘New Parts’. Keep going as you have been going till now.

  • Love the way u talk

  • People laugh at my 650cc scooter and here you are travelling around the world with a 25hp bike. Good for you!

  • Love to see your Chanel.with BASANTI

  • Awesome review 👍

  • You are an inspiration.. Best wishes 🎉❤️

  • I like how she said new parts😁 Her english accent is so good

  • Cone set issue?

  • Hello süper

  • Hope i can join with you.

  • Today is the first day i started watching your vlog and My entire day gone with watching your all video. I SALUTE YOUR BRAVERY 👏.

  • Isso é uma bomba sobre rodas

  • Do you have to tell your insurance company about all the modifications and accessories you've added?

  • you should have chosen twin africa instead of CB500x

  • Why your channel is growing with a spike of subscribers Ans: When Experience > Technicals .. this happens