Royal Enfield Himalayan
Royal Enfield HimalayanRoyal Enfield

The Eicher group-owned Royal Enfield unveiled its newest Himalayan adventure motorcycle in India on Feb.2 at an event in Delhi. The Himalayan will go on sale in the country in March and ahead of the launch the motorcycle has reached major dealerships.

The first adventure motorcycle from the Chennai based two-manufacturer was snapped in dealerships by Rushlane. These motorcycles are reportedly for display and test ride purposes. The prospective customers will be able to test ride the motorcycle by the end of the month.

Royal Enfield Himalayan will be powered by an all-new 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 paired with five-speed transmission. The Himalayan sports overhead cams as opposed to the traditional push road architecture and is also fitted with a counter-balancer to keep the vibrations in check.

The Himalayan is equipped with a semi-digital instrumentation cluster with an analogue speedo and tacho and a digital trio meter. Being a motorcycle built for off-road terrains, the instrument cluster also features an altimeter.

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.

To be positioned below the Classic 500 and the Continental GT, Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 1.65-1.85 lakh.