If you have been looking forward to the arrival of Royal Enfield's hotly-anticipated Himalayan adventure tourer, the wait seems to have got a trifle longer. The latest buzz on the web is that the iconic bike maker Royal Enfield is likely to delay the launch of its Himalayan adventure and may present the much-awaited bike to the enthusiasts around February 2016.
A report of Motor Vikatan suggests that the launch of Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure motorcycle is likely to take place at Auto Expo 2016, which is scheduled to start in February. However, the report did not mention any reason for the delay in the launch of the model.
Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure has been going through its rigorous testing regime in the country for quite some time now and the previous reports had suggested that the model could make its India debut during the 2015 Rider Mania in November.
Caught on camera countless times, the adventure motorcycle is expected to draw power from be a new single-cylinder, 410cc engine that can churn out around 30bhp and 40Nm of torque. The engine will be mounted on a new double cradle frame designed by the UK-based, Harris Performance, which was later acquired by Royal Enfield.
From the previous spy shots, the Himalayan is likely to feature an upswept exhaust, fatter rear tyre and a petrol tank similar to the Continental GT. To be positioned below, the Classic 500 and the Continental GT, Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure is likely to get a price tag between Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.85 lakh.