Test ride.... Happy man 👍

Ajr650

Getting there...
Location
N. Ireland
Finally got a test ride on a Himalayan. Took it for an hour or so, A roads, B roads (some of N. Irelands b roads are like farmers lanes!!), town and a little bit of dual carriageway. Loved every minute of it 😁. I read and watched countless reviews so I thought I knew a wee bit of what to expect. It was a bit "quicker" than I imagined... 60/65 came up in reasonably good time. Handling was spot on (very greasy/wet roads round here yesterday) I found myself riding probably as quick as I do on my 650 V Strom. Screen did a pretty good job. Going to have a think about it over the weekend but its looking like I might be buying a Himalayan soon!!
 

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Bluestrom13

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UK
Welcome A-J.
I traded a 650 V-strom for a new Himalayan. Absolutely no regrets, even tho' the Strom was a really nice bike.
I see your ride was a demo bike, so assume low mileage?
Performance will only get better with more miles. But PATIENT running in is required.

Going to have a think about it over the weekend but its looking like I might be buying a Himalayan soon!!
Hope to welcome you into the fold.:)
 
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Ajr650

Getting there...
Location
N. Ireland
So over the weekend I think I've talked myself into getting a Himalayan! I really did enjoy my test ride that much. Going go to the dealer and see what kind of deal there is to be had, and probably take another ride just to see if I still feel the same.
Wondered what the opinions are on euro 4 vs euro 5? The dealer has a few 4's (one with panniers) and a couple of 5's. Obviously I will be trying to get the best price on which ever one I decide on
 

Bluestrom13

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UK
Euro 4.
Price should be £4000 to £4500 max WITH panniers. But you're in Northern Ireland so not sure.
A quick look on ebay and bike trader will show you England's prices.
Good luck.
 

petespace1

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Syd Aus
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Wondered what the opinions are on euro 4 vs euro 5? The dealer has a few 4's (one with panniers) and a couple of 5's. Obviously I will be trying to get the best price on which ever one I decide on
If I was buying a bike today I’d look at the price first and foremost.
If the Euro4 is a built Dec 2020 to early 2021 they already have the better brakes, improved brake lines ( deleted grommets), hazard lights, ABS off switch relocated temp gauge, and shorter side stand. Etc.

So the main diff with Euro6 ( compared to this later Euro 4) is restricted engine, different rear rack, tripper navigation, and modified front tank side racks from memory.
If these are important to you then get the Euro 6.
 
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