Royal Enfield launches Himalayan motorcycle for the Himalayan adventures

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  • Himalayan prices announced – Available in Maharashtra at Rs. 155,545 (Ex-showroom) and Rs. 178,872 (on-road) in Mumbai
  • Bookings starting March 17, 2016, deliveries to commence soon

Royal Enfield launched the Himalayan motorcycle which has been a purpose-built for adventure and touring in the Himalayas. The company had unveiled the motorcycle a day prior to the 2016 Auto Expo. (click here to read our report)

With growing leisure biking and touring, Royal Enfield has introduced this bike considering the Indian terrains and tough conditions yet at an affordable rate.

Powering the Himalayan is the new LS 410 engine is a single cylinder, air-cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC which has been designed for high torque and usable power at lower RPMs. The engine develops a max power of 24.5 BHP (18.02 KW) @ 6500 RPM which is less for a 411cc engine and max torque of 32 NM @ 4000 – 4500 RPM. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gear box and can go 10,000 kilometers between oil changes.

The motorcycle is built on a duplex split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance to make the bike stable and agile in equal parts. A first time for Royal Enfiled, the adventure bike gets a mono shock rear suspension with linkage which allows for longer travel and delivers a smoother ride experience regardless of terrain. The Himalayan’s 220 mm ground clearance easy rocky river beds or at stream crossings.

A 15 litre fuel tank provides a long range of approximately 450 kilometers. Luggage mounting points, for hard panniers, soft luggage and jerry cans are integral to the motorcycle’s design.

The Himalayan gets a simple instrument cluster which keeps track of speed, direction, ambient temperature, travel time, service intervals and multiple trip distances. An accessible 800mm seat height with lower mass-balance ensure ease of planting feet on ground for complete control.

Royal Enfield Himalayan comes fitted with dual-purpose tyres and for braking control, the bike gets 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes help to reduce braking effort.

The adventure motorcycle will be available in two signature colour options—Granite and Snow and is open for bookings across all Royal Enfield dealerships across the country in a phased manner.

At the launch of the Himalayan, Mr Siddhartha Lal, MD & CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “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.”

Royal Enfield has also launched purpose-built protective riding gear.The protective gear range includes the 4-season Royal Enfield Darcha riding suit made in collaboration with REV’IT; versatile touring jackets and trousers with Cordura, protective armour, removable thermal liners and breathable waterproof lining. The collection also has riding gloves, riding trousers and riding boots.

Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in Bangalore for Rs. 184,316 (on-road), in Kolkata for Rs. 181,517 (on-road), in Chennai for Rs. 175,840 (on-road), in Hyderabad for Rs. 176,580 (on-road), in Pune for Rs. 170,362 (on-road) and in Navi Mumbai for Rs. 171,065 (on-road).

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Mumbai launch image gallery

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