Royal Enfield pulled the wraps off the much-awaited Himalayan adventure motorcycle in India March 16. The Himalayan, built for adventure and touring purposes, has been priced at Rs 1.84 lakh (on-road Bangalore).
Powered by a 411cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine tuned to dish out 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm torque between 4,000 and 4,500rpm, paired with five-speed transmission, the Himalayan will be offered in two colour options — Granite and Snow — and will be open for bookings across all Royal Enfield dealerships of the country in a phased manner starting March 17.
"Himalayan is the culmination of Royal Enfield's 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home—the Himalayas. Our single biggest insight in all these years of riding has been that the best motorcycle for the Himalayas is not one that tries to dominate its landscape, but one that is able to go with its flow. Large adventure tourers that currently define this category, do not fare well in the Himalayas as they are very heavy, extremely complicated, intimidating and not really designed for this environment. With its purpose-built ground-up design, the Himalayan is a simple and capable go-anywhere motorcycle that will redefine adventure touring in India," Siddhartha Lal, managing director and CEO of Eicher Motors Ltd., said in a statement.
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 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.
Royal Enfield has also launched purpose-built protective riding gear with the Himalayan. The protective gear range includes the four-season Royal Enfield Darcha riding suit made in collaboration with REV'IT, touring jackets, protective armour, removable thermal liners and breathable waterproof lining. The collection also has riding gloves, riding trousers and riding boots.
Royal Enfield Himalayan city-wise price list
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[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]