From 1963 to 1970, RE sold the Sherpa in India, at a time when the company’s identity was the Bullet which a lot of people couldn’t afford. Whether there were budgetary constraints or just that the Bullet was a lot of a motorcycle for some to handle, a smaller-yet-capable bike wasn’t a bad idea at all. It was touted to be reliable and rugged while also being comfortable with adequate performance. It was a motorcycle that was mainly built on the scale of economy and safety.
The Himalayan, as we know, is an adventure-touring motorcycle that carved a new direction in the company’s product portfolio. Yes, it did embark on its journey with the wrong foot as the first-gen bikes were plagued with quality issues, but with the current BS6 model seen here, the shortcomings are all but gone. The Himalayan is now as strong as it was expected to be in the first place, willing to ride into the wilderness without breaking a sweat.
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