The Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the most talked-about motorcycles at present in India. Being the first adventure motorcycle from Royal Enfield, sporting a new engine and the important model after ace designer Pierre Terblanche on board, the Himalayan has managed to make a huge buzz among motorcycle enthusiasts in India. Ahead of the launch, more details of the Himalayan have surfaced online.
An all-new single-cylinder, 410cc engine that is expected to make around 30bhp and 35Nm of torque has already already been confirmed for the motorcycle. However, a new report from Zigwheels claims the engine will be an oil-cooled one, contrary to the touted air-cooled motor. For the free revs, the engine will feature overhead cams instead of push-road architecture. All these are expected to make the Himalayan's engine smooth and vibration free.
As reported earlier, the Himalayan will have a new instrument cluster with a compass and altitude meter with digital display.
The previous spy pictures confirmed that the motorcycle will sport Himalayan badging on the side panel. The leaked images of the adventure motorcycle indicate an all-black theme in matt finish. The engine is also draped in black, which is new to the Royal Enfield. Additionally, the Himalayan will feature an upswept exhaust, fatter rear tyre and a petrol tank similar to the Continental GT. The two-wheeler might use many parts similar to the current motorcycles of Royal Enfield to keep its cost low.
The sad news is the launch of the motorcycle has been reportedly postponed to 2016 February. Since the 2016 Auto Expo is also scheduled in February, the launch can be expected during the show.
As far as the price of the motorcycle, is concerned, the Chennai-based manufacturer is keen on pricing the motorcycle in the range of Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh. The Himalayan will be positioned below the Classic 500 and the Continental GT.
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