Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc Adventure Tourer Launched
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc adventure bike has been making quite a lot of news of late, and all for the right reasons! While the Himalayan had already been unveiled in Feb 2016, it has been launched only now. The launch of the Royal Enfield bike marks the iconic manufacturer’s foray into an uncharted territory – the adventure touring bike segment – a market that has so far remained alienated by the entire group of Indian Two Wheeler manufacturers. The RE Himalayan, however, not only throws open gates to the world of purpose-built adventure touring bikes, but also becomes Royal Enfield’s first-ever world-class adventure bike. You can find the Royal Enfield Himalayan price and other details in the following sections. You can also safely expect us to come up with a detailed Royal Enfield Himalayan Review in the coming days.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Price in India
RE unveiled the Himalayan on Feb-1. The Royal Enfield Himalayan launch, however, took place on March 16. The Royal Enfield Himalayan price has been kept at INR 1.55 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai), which translates to INR 1.79 lacs (on-road). The bike will not be available in New Delhi as the engine is not BS IV complaint. The NGT has banned the registration of all non-BS IV vehicles in Delhi effective from April 1.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications and Features
Royal Enfield has invested hugely (Read: INR 500 Crores!) on the design and development of its upcoming model range, and a significant part of this sum has gone into the installation of two tech. centres that will be responsible for new product development and quality upgradation of existing Royal Enfield motorcycles in India. The upcoming Himalayan 410cc motorcycle has been developed in co-operation with Harris Performance, the renowned British performance tuner that has also worked on the RE Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer.
Features list of the soon-to-be-launched Royal Enfield Himalayan includes –
- Off-road tires
- Scooped rider seat
- Raised handlebar
- Metal/leather panniers
- Jerry cans
- Semi-digital instrument console that comprises of – speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, altimeter, compass, clock
Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc Engine
Coming back to the Himalayan, the upcoming 410cc adventure touring bike’s single cylinder engine churns out a max. power of 24.5 BHP and a peak torque of 32 Nm. This all-new motor has been developed entirely in-house by Royal Enfield and is said to be equipped with counter-balancer shaft. It is also being said that this engine will be the most refined RE engine ever!
Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc Suspension
The Himalayan gets long-travel telescopic forks at front and a monoshock suspension at the rear, another first for Royal Enfield. The upcoming 410cc adventure tourer rides on 21-inch wheels and gets disc brakes at both ends. Sadly, however, there won’t be an ABS on offer, not even as an optional extra.
CS Santosh, renowned Indian Endurance bike racer, provided inputs to RE for the development of the Himalayan. Also, he has been quoted as saying,“Most of the times you have motorcycles that do well on the street but as soon as you take them off road, they don’t seem to fit in. (With the Himalayan) I was surprised because I think it felt natural to be off-road as well. Just the way it was sitting between my legs it felt good because I’ve been used to rally bikes and it didn’t feel strange at all. For a common man, it will not be intimidating at all. The power is there but it’s not gonna be aggressive.”
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Stay tuned to Car Blog India for a detailed Royal Enfield Himalayan review in both text and video formats and watch this space for more on the on the Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc price, specifications, features and other related details.