Royal Enfield Himalayan first ride review with Superior Motorcycle Experiences

This is a three day adventure putting the Himalayan through it’s paces in beautiful English countryside. It’s also my first ride experience on the Royal Enfield Himalayan and what better place than down in Dorset, UK with Superior Motorcycle Experiences. There were some rather random moments too, from an epic sausage tower for breakfast to cow fights and even a massive lick, to sheep herding and water crossings. The Himalayan’s proved to be fun, friendly and really manageable bikes with a low seat height, intimidating power and insanely comfortable seat. Please check out my two part mini adventure videos for the full fun:

For reference I’m a female rider 169cm tall with 69cm inside leg.

Part 1 Superior Motorcycle Experiences Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure:

Part 2 Himalayan adventure

My highlights

  • Super un-intimidating bikes – no the Himalayan is not a high performance machine but it has everything you need to have fun and enjoy the Dorset experience
  • Fantastic food – I love eating and with Superior Motorcycle Experiences you get some top notch grub! The Migrating Chef with his support van meets you mid ride for coffee, yummy snacks and pastries, and exquisite trail side lunches.
  • Any level rider could enjoy this day
  • Our accommodation in the Ollerod, Beanminster – WOW this was a lovely lovely hotel, incredible room, amazing friendly team and epic dinner. 5 star from me and I really hope to go back someday.
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The Ollerod, possibly my favourite UK hotel

Any draw backs:

  • Instant coffee…it might sound picky but a fresh cafetiere with scrummy beans would be feasible from their kitted out van and would really add to the coffee stops over instant coffee. I’m a bit of a coffee lover!
  • Make sure you double check your feed requirements or you might get something listed anyway
  • You currently stay in hotels away from the bike HQ so have to drive back and forth BUT…soon they will have accommodation on site so that will be removed.

More on Super Motorcycle Experiences:

Superior Motorcycle Experiences offer luxurious motorcycle tours in Dorset, UK on Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles. The team is focused on giving the best experience, from stunning boutique accommodation, to full van support with road side coffees and high quality chef delivered lunches, but all while also having a blast on motorcycles. We did a 50/50 road to off road 3 day tour, including a trip to the beach. Trips start from £175 from a day’s training, through to full 3-4 day luxurious adventures. Consider it a UK mini adventure holiday suitable for all riding experiences, including novice.
More here:

I did the Dorset Trail Tour with Superior Motorcycle Experiences

This gives you a three day, off-road trail experience through Dorset’s spectacular landscapes surrounded in luxury.

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Exploring the wonders of the Jurassic coast on motorcycles

Trip included:

  • Use of Royal Enfield Himalayan
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea from private chef
  • Guide, expert tuition and support rider
  • Followed by support vehicle (storage, emergency transport, refreshments)
  • Insurance
  • Inclusion in Chedington’s carbon off-set tree planting programme
  • Fuel
  • Mechanical support
  • Navigation and planning tuition session
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Photography and souvenir package

This is ideal for those from notice riders all the way to more experienced in off-road riders, and gives a really fun mini adventure experience. The tour format started with a clear briefing before some skill training to develop technique. I found this a really good refresher and reminder, but would also be ideal for a notice rider. We did exercises to help perfect the correct riding position, such as riding with one arm, some bike handing skills and the all important, how to pick up a bike training. The tour promises to enhance your skill set and confidence whilst exploring a stunning selection or terrain and obstacles in Dorset.

These multiple day package is tailored to provide a comfortable, fun and memorable off-road adventure holiday. Each day starts off from their specialised HQ in the heart of rural Dorset. After a hearty breakfast provided by our private chef [which was EPIC], each day will see us tackle a diverse range of on and off-road routes, providing variety, challenges, stunning scenery and plenty of hidden tracks and trails all over the South West. With scenic coffee-stops, a well-stocked support vehicle, carefully chosen hospitality locations and luxurious over-night accommodation; these packages are perfect for those who want to experience exhilaration and adventure, with plenty of home-comforts. They also offer all-female tours with our Ride leader Emily.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Specs:

Engine size 410cc
Engine type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled, SOHC, fuel injection
Frame type Half-duplex split cradle frame
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 185kg
Front suspension Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
Rear suspension Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel
Front brake 300 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear brake 240 mm disc, single piston floating caliper
Front tyre size 90/90 – 21″
Rear tyre size 120/90 – 17″

Photos by Jason aka HP2Mav Insta

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