Eicher group-owned motorcycle Royal Enfield unveiled its much-awaited Himalayan adventure motorcycle in India on 2 February (Tuesday) at an event in Delhi. The Himalayan will go on sale in the country later this year.
Royal Enfield Himalayan will be powered by a 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, with five-speed transmission. 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.
The Himalayan, the adventure tourer developed with the Harris Performance, will have a 10,000-km oil change interval and a 25,000-km spark plug change interval. The prices of the new Himalayan will be revealed closer to the launch. However, rumour has it that the new adventure motorcycle will carry a price tag of Rs 1.65-1.85 lakh.
The Himalayan specifications
410cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine
Maximum power – 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm
Maximum torque – 32Nm at 4,000-4,500rpm
Transmission – five-speed constant mesh
Length – 2,190mm
Width – 840mm
Height – 1,360mm
Wheelbase – 1,465mm
Ground clearance – 220mm
Fuel tank capacity – 15 litres
Kerb weight – 182kg