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KTM Duke 390 engine powers this Royal Enfield Himalayan

 
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Someone has actually done what most of us had secretly dreamt of. Yes, there is now a Royal Enfield Himalayan which is powered by KTM Duke 390’s engine.

Royal Enfield Himalayan gets KTM Duke 390’s engine. Wait, what? Really? Is that even possible? Yes. The images you see in this post, speak for itself. A couple of hours ago, these images popped up on the internet, and for those who are fans of either of the two bikes, the world is never going to be the same ever again.

Admirers / owners of Royal Enfield Himalayan have always wanted a bit more powerful engine, which is refined, punchy and reliable. At the same time, the Duke 390 crowd has always wanted a more comfortable setup of suspension and the ability to go off-road. For KTM Duke 390 fans, there is good news. KTM has confirmed that they will launch an adventure variant of the 390, probably in 2017. But for Royal Enfield Himalayan fans, there is not much hope.

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So what does a Royal Enfield Himalayan owner do. He / she decides to install the engine of a KTM Duke 390 into his / her Himalayan. Brilliant. Problem solved. Check out the image gallery below for more images.

We are not yet sure who is the owner of this brilliant piece of jugaad, which is already the most-wanted bike to test ride as of now. It will be difficult to guess how the bike would work. Will the Himalayan’s chassis set-up be able to manage the power and torque delivered by the Duke 390’s engine?

KTM 390 Adventure

Another interesting point to note is that the Duke 390’s engine in its current setup, is not fit for off-road environment. How has the owner tackled this issue? Well, we are equally clueless. It seems we will have to wait and watch if the owner of this machine is kind enough to share the details. Till then, below is a brief on-paper comparo between the Hiamalayan and Duke 390.

SpecificationsKTM 390 DukeRoyal Enfield Himalayan
Displacement & Type373.2cc Liquid-cooled single, four-stroke DOHC411cc Single cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC
Bore x Stroke89 mm x 60 mm78 mm x 86 mm
Compression12.6:19.5:1
Power43 BHP @ 9500 rpm24.5 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque35 Nm @ 7250 rpm32 NM @ 4000 – 4500 RPM
Gearbox6-speed5 speed

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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • Agent K

    Is that even legal?

  • Sandeep Joseph

    After repeated recalls Royal Enfield finally solved their engine problems ! ?????????

  • Shanthanu Padmanabhan

    i don’t think the frame, brakes will be able to handle it..

  • Dhananjay Jahagirdar

    Nailed ktm and RE. Only abs is required now….

  • Rinchen Tshering Tasho

    Wtf?? NOOOOOOOO… THIS IS NOT HAPPENING

  • Shilpa Tyagi

    What?? What is this?

  • Amogh S Mirashi

    Ha hopefully now less vibration