Royal Enfield's much-awaited Himalayan adventure tourer is all set to be launched March 16 in India. The adventure motorcycle, unveiled in India Feb. 1, has already started arriving at the dealers of the company.
The Himalayan, which was on a multi-city tour across the country to engage with customers ahead of its arrival in the market, is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh. The Himalayan is the company's attempt to foray into the uncharted territory of adventure tourer.
To be positioned below the Classic 500 and the Continental GT, Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by an all-new 411-cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine tuned to deliver 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm torque at 4,000rpm to 4,500rpm, paired with five-speed transmission. Stopping power comes from a 300-mm disc brake at the front and a 240-mm disc brake at the rear.
In terms of dimensions, the Himalayan measures 2,190mm in length, 840mm in width, and 1,360mm in height (fly-screen top). It has a wheelbase of 1,465mm and offers a ground clearance of 220mm.
The new adventure tourer comes with 41-mm front forks and a monoshock in the rear, and rides on a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. The motorcycle comes equipped with a semi-digital instrumentation cluster with an analogue speedo and tacho and a digital tripmeter. The motorcycle's instrument cluster also features an altimeter.