The Royal Enfield Himalayan is made for the adventure-tourer, or we can say this is the most suitable motorbike for any trip, trail or tours. The Himalayan is the first mid sized adventurer motorbike which build for a purpose in the 400 cc category in India.
Royal Enfield has unveiled the Himalayan at an event held in Delhi. The company had released a few teaser videos a few weeks ago, 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 Price and Specifications
The bike is expected to be priced around 1.75 – 1.9 lakh, but there no confirmation from Royal Enfield about the price of the Himalayan.
The bike gets a new double cradle chassis, designed by Royal Enfield-owned Harris Performance, which was responsible for designing the chassis of the Royal Enfield Continental GT as well. 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 instead of a traditional push rod set up, the new engine will have overhead cams and is expected to freely rev to 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.
Another blog, which was written by Eicher Motor’s MD and CEO – Siddhartha Lal, also has some interesting facts. One such fact is that the service interval of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is 10,000kms. This will add more value to the ‘adventure tourer’ image Himalayan that the carries.