he Bureau of Land Management has a straightforward policy on riding a motorcycle into the Reward Mine, an abandoned silver and gold digs a short ride from Manzanar in eastern California: “Enter at your own risk.” That should be the adventure-motorcycling motto, as applicable to riders as the manufacturers who build the bikes they love. Royal Enfield is no stranger to the gamble that comes with making and selling motorcycles, and the company’s newest wager, the Himalayan, is an inexpensive dual-sport aimed at those of us with an itch to go where wise riders don’t dare. Places like the gaping mouth of the Reward. The Royal Enfield Himalayan traveled an unexpected path to the U.S. It took the company’s American arm two years to convince headquarters to bring the bike stateside. Originally developed for the Indian market, the Himalayan gets an all-new 411cc single that produces 24 horsepower, about the same as a Honda CRF250L Rally. Dainty, but a counterbalancer means the engine can sit at redline for hours on end without shaking apart.