Royal Enfield Himalayan BSVI has an issue, You Must Know

By: Parth Pundir, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Since the clutch was tightened due to the cold weather conditions, the machine was not able to shift to gears and move forward as if the clutch plate was broke. But since the team was aware of such issues, they had adjusted the bikes clutch and were all good to go.

Royal Enfield Himalayan, an adventure touring machine, launched in India in 2016. Since then the motorcycle has suffered some early production issues with the quality of parts, which were not up to the mark. Later in 2017, the Royal Enfield has introduced the new BSVI model and claimed that the bike will deliver a trouble-free motorcycle.


Recently we have driven the Royal Enfield Himalayan to the Leh, Ladakh via the Manali route, which is famous for its difficult terrains, off-road and river crossing, a perfect location to test out the Himalayan. We were amazed by the motorcycles comfort and performance until we hit the Zing-zing-bar river crossing which situated 18 km before the Bara-lacha-la on the Manali to Leh road. 


At this particular location, our Himalayan betrayed us. The engine’s temperature dropped down to 13-degree Celsius ( as seen on the instrument cluster), due to the cold weather, which resulted in extra clutch tightening. Though the machine is specially designed for the Himalayas, it is not able to bear the weather conditions of the mountains. This is a major drawback of the bike.


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Clutch Wire (Right Profile)


If you are a Royal Enfield Himalayan owner, you must have felt the problem with the hardening of clutch in the winters season. And in our case, since the bike was from Delhi we had adjusted the clutch according to the city's temperature condition, but later when the motorcycle was in Leh, the machine was not able to shift gears and move forward, as if the clutch plate was broke.


So next time when you ride the Himalayas with the Himalayan, always remember there are three ways to solve such issues, first is to pour some hot water on the clutch wire, which can be seen on the right side of the engine, second is to light a fire next to the motorcycle, and third easiest method is to just loose down your clutch wire (can be found on the right side of the engine). Since our team was aware of such problems, we were easily able to fix the bike using the third trick and were all good to go. 



Recollection some of the Royal Enfield Himalayan key-specifications, at a price tag of Rs 1.67 Lakh (ex-showroom), it is powered by a 411cc displacement, single cylinder engine. Which is claimed to chunk the maximum power of 24.83 PS at 6500 rpm with the 32 Nm of peak torque at 4250 rpm.

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Arun Sharma 20 June 2018 06:31 PM

its not the effect of weather condition bro, its the riding effect. Clutch plate related problems only occur when your riding style is rough. I guess you are not taking care of your motorcycle. Anyways cheers bro and take care.

Nitin Arora 20 June 2018 06:32 PM

Dude!! who says weather conditions have effect on the clutch? this is misleading!!

Nitin Arora 20 June 2018 10:43 PM

weather conditions doesn't effect any clutch!!

Najeeb Shah 05 February 2019 04:49 PM

which engine oil were you using 10w-40 or 20w-40?

Najeeb Shah 05 February 2019 04:51 PM

at lower temperature the viscosity of 20w40 is higher

Rahul Sharma 04 May 2019 07:28 AM

This article is misleading. Clutch can be hard only when it is overheated or near its end and mechanic has tuned to extract last bit of clutch. Which other motorcycle offers automatically adjustable clutches ?

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