The upcoming BS-6 Royal Enfield Himalayan will be shown at the 2020 Auto Expo with two new features on board and new colour options as well.
At the EICMA 2019, Royal Enfield showcased the Himalayan in three new colour options. These new colours will soon be seen on the BS-6 Royal Enfield Himalayan as well. The updated adventure motorcycle will be seen at the 2020 Auto Expo with the entire lineup.
Now, Gaadiwaadi reports that the BS-6 Royal Enfield Himalayan will also get switchable ABS and hazard switch as standard. Switchable ABS is an important feature in off-roading. With that, you can turn off the ABS for a better experience.
The hazard switch usually comes on motorcycles that are touring and off-roading friendly. The new colour options include Red/Black, Lake Blue/Black and a Matte Grey option. All these changes will come on the Himalayan.
For complying with the BS-6 norms, Royal Enfield would not have much trouble with the Himalayan. It already comes equipped with fuel injection technology, which makes thing easier. It will continue with the same 411cc air-cooled engine with slight changes in the power figures.
The motor produces 25 BHP and 32 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Comparing it to the other Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Himalayan gets a relatively newer engine matching the modern standards.
The suspension is handled with 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the back. For braking, the Himalayan gets front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
On the other hand, Royal Enfield will launch the new generations of Thunderbird 350, Classic 350 and Bullet 350. The company recently indicated that they might discontinue 500cc engines ahead of the BS-6 norms. So, post-January 2020, no Bullet 500, Classic 500 or Thunderbird 500 will be available.