Royal Enfield Himalayan versatility... good for cobblestone streets plus highway commute?
By - jmcg103
I ride mine on rocky trails all the time. That's what those tube tires and spoked wheels are best suited for. Should handle cobblestone roads no problem. You'll definitely appreciate the long travel suspension. It's certainly not the best suspension, but it's also not a $20,000 bike. Mine goes 80mph on the highway assuming no headwind so 65 is easily doable.
Thank you, your answer plus all the videos I've seen is getting me pretty excited to learn how to ride and get one. I hate commuting and traffic, but if I can enjoy the commute with a fun bike, that would make me pretty happy.
It was my first bike. Great to learn on. Not too much power that you'll kill yourself, but enough that you can go anywhere.
I’d be interested to read any input on this too!
used to use mine for daily commute.Mostly motorways, with inner city, I also used to cross disused rail tracks for 1/2 mile to avoid the traffic (think going with the rails, crossing the sleepers)
I also did some green laneing too.
Never broke 65 mph , but I'm 6ft 2 and 16 stone :)
There may be better options out there, but I didnt have any problems with mine
I won't have to cross railway tracks, but similar idea with the cobblestone. I've seen other posts where the bike can struggle a bit to get to 65 mph which is one of my worries. But where I'm at (Puerto Rico) the highways are 65 mph max, and people don't drive as fast as in the US mainland or some European countries.
I'd never heard of green laneing... ok so the bike is definitely pretty versatile if you can ride tracks, green lane, and roll through the city in one sitting on a daily commute! Thanks for your answer.
The himalayan will do fine on the cobblestone. Potholes can be deadly on any bike though, depending on the pothole size and speed of travel