After introducing the dual-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with the newly launched Classic signals 350, Royal Enfield has started adding the safety tech to its other motorcycles as well. The next model from Royal Enfield' portfolio to get ABS is the Himalayan adventure bike.
Royal Enfield has priced the new Himalayan ABS at Rs 1,78,833 for standard variant while Himalayan Sleet ABS is expensive by Rs 1,836 at Rs 1,80,669 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Compared to the non-ABS model, the new version is expensive at around Rs 11,000.
Addition of ABS is not the only reason for the hike in price. Recent IRDA announcement states all new two-wheeler and passenger-vehicle sales need to have a mandatory five-year third-party insurance and a three-year third-party plan. This all adds up to a hike in price.
With the updates, Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS costs Rs 2,18,693 and the Himalayan Sleet ABS Rs 2,20,771, on-road in Mumbai, reports Autocar.
Apart from the new safety feature, there are no additions to the Himalayan. The motorcycle is powered by a 411cc oil-cooled single-cylinder mill, which is tuned to dish out 24.5 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm torque between 4,000-4,500 rpm, paired with a five-speed transmission.
Built on a double-cradle chassis designed by Royal Enfield's in-house company Harris Performance, Himalayan rides on a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch at the rear. The adventure bike's front wheel gets a 300 mm disc with two-piston floating callipers, while the rear gets a 240 mm disc with a single-piston floating calliper.
Royal Enfield Himalayan measures 2,190mm in length, 840mm in width, and 1,360mm in height (fly-screen top). It has a wheelbase of 1,465 mm and offers a ground clearance of 220mm, both spot on for off-roading.
Royal Enfield to add ABS across the range
Royal Enfield has announced that it will update the entire range with dual-channel ABS by end of the year. While Classic Signals 350 and Himalayan range has already got the safety tech, the Bullet range consists of three models — Bullet 500, Bullet 350 and Bullet ES - is expected to be the next model in the pipeline.