Is the Himalayan 3000 mile "service" the same as the Interceptor 3000 mile "service" ? The Interceptor 3000 mile service is not a service at all, just a check over - not much more than any reasonable rider would do before every ride. The actual "service" interval (as in oil & filter change, adjust valve clearances etc) is 6000 miles. This just so happens to be the same as Mrs B's V7 Special, so pretty much par for the course for an air cooled twin. I will find out the cost of this service next week, but was quoted around £180 all in - better than the Moto Guzzi, which cost £244 for the same service yesterday. Can't say what the RE first service & 3000 mile check cost, as they were included as part of the deal when I bought the bike, so my first year's total servicing cost will be what I pay next Friday. The MG first service (at 900 miles) was £240, so that has cost a lot more than the RE over the same period.
The Interceptor servicing requirements & costs have been grossly misrepresented by "The Missenden Muppet" in a YouTube "review" - couldn't be bothered read the handbook to find out what the 3000 mile "service" entailed, made a wild guess at the cost of a service (£400 a time IIRC) & came up with a ridiculous running cost figure. He did put a note on the comment for the video after being called out on this but didn't re-edit ithe actual video, so this erroneous "fact" is now widely quoted as gospel.
My understanding is that RE did learn from the problems with the early Himalayans - the launch of the twins was delayed for a year while more real world testing was done to ensure that similar problems didn't occur again. The only issues with mine (an early one from the second batch to come in last year) was the stitching starting to come undone on the seat nose (new seat fitted under warranty) & one of the chain guard screws going AWOL (replaced by the dealer FOC with one off a showroom bike, which was also loose).
You did well not to loose out financialy - the cost of getting rid of my POS Mk8 Euro 6 Transit motorhome after 6 months would have put a pair of new Himalayans on the road.