The motorcycle-market prophecy was, the Himalayan’s time to shine would end the day another motorcycle of its kind would arrive. When the covers first came off it in February 2016, the Himalayan made a promising impact on a long-starved audience. Then, as it struggled to withstand the test of longevity, the mountain of expectations it built up dwindled rapidly. Royal Enfield did clock in the additional hours, the admirable results of which were seen in the BS4 version of the Himalayan, but the clock never stopped ticking for its fate. A prophecy, however, is essentially conjecture. It predicts the future based on insight, but never the present.