Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield launch its newest motorcycle, the Himalayan in the Australian market. Priced at Australian Dollar 6,990 (Approximately Rs 3.5 lakh), the Himalayan in Australia is also offered with 24-month roadside assistance programme.
Launch of Himalayan took place after Royal Enfield showcased the motorcycle at the Melbourne Moto Expo last week along with the Classic, Bullet and Continental GT models. Himalayan is powered by an all new 411cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that is tuned to dish out 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm torque between 4,000 and 4,500rpm, paired with five-speed transmission. The motorcycle is offered in two colour options — Granite and Snow.
It is built around a new double-cradle chassis, designed by Royal Enfield-owned Harris Performance and rides on a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch at the rear. The front wheel gets 300mm disc with two piston floating callipers while the rear gets a 240mm disc with a single piston floating calliper. 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 first attempt of Royal Enfield in the adventure motorcycling segment has received positive response so far. Himalayan was launched in India on March 16 at Rs. 1.73 lakh (on-road Delhi).
The company also showcased the Himalayan at the EICMA show in Milan on November 8. The Indian bike manufacturer has already appointed an official importer and distributor for Europe. With the Himalayan Royal Enfield is planning to enter more international as part of its target to sell over 9 lakh motorcycles by 2019.