Advertisement

Jaw Dropping Moment: Himalayan 450 Rider Crossing Narrow Suspension Bridge [Video]

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Suspension Bridge Nepal

The number of people exploring the outdoors or going out on bike trips has gone up in the last couple of years. We have seen people riding bikes and covering the length and breadth of the nation. Some of these riders share their experiences in the form of vlogs on YouTube and other social media platforms. Here we have one such video where an Indian biker in Nepal crossed one of the world’s highest suspension bridges on his Himalayan 450.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Abhinav Bhatt (@abhinavbhatt19)

The video has been shared by Abhinav Bhatt on his Instagram page. The biker was probably on a bike trip to Nepal when he came across this suspension bridge. The bridge is called Kishma-Gyadi suspension bridge, built across the Madi River, standing 117 meters above the river, with a length of 344 meters, made of thick metal cables.

The biker is on his Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, with panniers at the back, making the bike wider than usual. The biker was so excited to ride on the bridge and enjoy the view that he decided to ride through the bridge not once, but thrice. He posted this video with a caption, “That was a first for me. Crossing such a narrow suspension bridge on a fully loaded @royalenfield Himalayan 450. You barely get a chance to stop and admire the beauty around, so I crossed the bridge thrice!”

The video was recorded using a 360-degree camera mounted on a pole behind the bike. From the video, it is clear that the bridge was extremely narrow, allowing only one bike to pass through at a time. The biker stopped in between and even asked people walking on the bridge to give way so that he could pass without any disturbance.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Abhinav Bhatt (@abhinavbhatt19)

Suspension bridges are extremely unstable and often move very violently. The biker slowly made it to the other side of the bridge without any issues. The bridge is so narrow that we can see another biker waiting for the vlogger to cross the bridge and waiting for his turn. This suspension bridge is open for both bikers and pedestrians and is built in such a way that it can hold the weight of a bike.

The biker couldn’t stop and enjoy the view at first, which was probably the reason why he decided to go again. The video does give us a glimpse of the breathtaking view from the bridge. However, it is not the same feeling that the biker got.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan seen here in the video is a brand new motorcycle that was launched in the market last year. The motorcycle uses an all-new lighter and stronger steel twin-spar tubular frame.

Jaw Dropping Moment: Himalayan 450 Rider Crossing Narrow Suspension Bridge [Video]
Himalayan on suspension bridge

The motorcycle gets an all-new design with a bigger fuel tank of 17 liters. The Himalayan 450 gets a 4-inch round TFT display with phone connectivity, full map navigation, and media controls. It is much better than the previous generation model. The 452 comes with USD at the front and monoshock at the rear. The bike is powered by a brand new 452-cc, Sherpa engine.

It is Royal Enfield’s first liquid-cooled engine and generates 40 Bhp and 40 Nm of peak torque. The engine refinement has also improved. The price for a brand new Himalayan 452 starts at Rs 3.29 lakh, ex-showroom, and goes up to Rs 3.43 lakh, ex-showroom.