After releasing a few teaser videos a few weeks ago, Royal Enfield has finally unveiled the Himalayan at an event held in Delhi yesterday. The launch has been reserved for some other date in the future and the folks at Royal Enfield didn’t say much about it.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan will start a segment in India which is ready to be tapped. With more and more enthusiasts buying Royal Enfield motorcycles with each passing year, the need of the hour was an affordable ‘off-road’ adventure motorcycle, and Royal Enfield has given us just that.
The price will be announced only mid-March, according to President Royal Enfield Rudratej Singh. It is expected to be priced below Rs 2 lakh. The Himalayan will also become the first affordable adventure tourer motorcycle in the country at this price point.
Himalayan – Engine and Specs
It’s a completely new motorcycle from the ground up, including new chassis, new engine and new design. The engine of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is a 411cc unit, single-cylinder, air-cooled mill with overhead cams producing 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm at 4,000-4,500rpm. The bike has a kerb weight of 182kgs and ground clearance of 220mm. The fuel tank capacity is a not-so-much 15 litres though. Going the old school way, Royal Enfield has decided to use a carburettor in the Himalayan. There are two 41mm forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear with a travel of 180mm. To make the Himalayan more versatile, Royal Enfield has given a 21″ front wheel and a 17″ wheel at the rear.
Himalayan – Price & Variants
The bike will be launched in two variants – one an out and out adventure bike with raised front fender and dual sport tyres and the other one with street tyres and conventional mud guards.
The two variants are expected to be priced between Rs 1.65 to Rs 1.85 lakh.
For more information check out the Royal Enfield website.