The upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure touring bike with boasting of good off road capabilities. Royal Enfield Himalayan using a LS400 engine which is an overhead camshaft mill. The 410cc single cylinder four stroke oil cooled engine produces 25 bhp of power. Will feature a raised front mudguard, spoke wheels, disc brakes with steel braided brake lines, black-painted engine, raised handlebar, an upswept exhaust, round-shaped headlight and round-shaped rear view mirrors.
The rear suspension features a mono shock, a first for Royal Enfield, while the front suspension duties are handled by long travel telescopic forks. The Himalayan rides on 21-inch wheels and gets disc brakes at both ends. However, there will be no ABS on offer.
Royal Enfield also took inputs from CS Santosh, Indian off-road rider who recently participated in the Dakar Rally, and he commented on the Royal Enfield Himalayan saying, “Most of the times you have motorcycles that do well on the street but as soon as you take them off road, they don’t seem to fit in. (With the Himalayan) I was surprised because I think it felt natural to be off-road as well. Just the way it was sitting between my legs it felt good because I’ve been used to rally bikes and it didn’t feel strange at all. For a common man, it will not be intimidating at all. The power is there but it’s not gonna be aggressive.”
The service interval stands at a long 10,000 km which means you can conquer longer distances before having to get the motorcycle serviced. The spark plug has to be replaced only once every 25,000 kms.
Royal Enfield Himalayan price will be kept between INR 1.65 lacs to 1.85 lacs (ex-showroom)