Royal Enfield's first adventure tourer motorcycle, the Himalayan, was unveiled earlier in February. At the time of unveiling, Royal Enfield confirmed the market launch in March and its seem the company has decided the date as March 16.
A report in the Financial Express says sources in Royal Enfield have confirmed them the launch date on March 16. The first purpose built motorcycle from Royal Enfield is powered by an all-new 411-cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine tuned to dish out 24.5bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32Nm torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm paired with five-speed transmission.
The Himalayan sports overhead-cams as opposed to the traditional push road architecture and is also fitted with a counter-balancer to keep the vibrations in check.
The motorcycle is equipped with a semi-digital instrumentation cluster with an analogue speedo and tacho and a digital trio meter. Being a two-wheeler built for off-road terrains, the instrument cluster also features an altimeter.
In terms of dimensions, the Himalayan measures 2,190 mm in length, 840 mm in width, and 1,360 mm in height (fly screen top). It has a wheelbase of 1,465 mm and offers a ground clearance of 220 mm. The new adventure tourer comes with 41-mm front forks and a monoshock at the rear, and rides on a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel.
To be positioned below the Classic 500 and the Continental GT, Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh.