I looked at all the usual contenders and realised that to replace the CT would probably cost me in excess of 10K and my mint bike and unless i considered the new AT (which isnt a replacement for the CT) id not be able to have anything with the DCT gearbox. Didnt really seem to make sense.
I had a rethink.
I was lucky enough to do a tour in the Himalayas last year, one of the aspects of this trip i particularly enjoyed was riding the very poor roads (not unlike off road riding or trails in this country). I know some people ride the CT over allsorts of terrain but im very inexperienced in this so for me the big Honda is just too, well big.
I thought about a full offroad bike, maybe a CRF 250 but i also would like to be able to ride to another area for the weekend, ride some light trails/byways and then ride home again. I want something thats, simple and not going to cost me a fortune to fix if i drop it.
Id had seen a bike that seemed to be able to do all these things and more.
So here its is:
My Royal Enfield Himalayan:
and my CT is still in the garage.