Designed to take on the most challenging of terrains in the country, Royal Enfield Himalayan is all set to collect more brownie points, thanks to this new colour option. The image above is credited to Deena Dayalan R Chettiar.
Seen at an authorized Royal Enfield dealership in India, this decked up and accessorized variant of new Himalayan is finished in the fan-favourite Army Green shade. Another variant in Battle Green shade is seen with a jerrycan on each side of the fuel tank in the same colour, alongwith army green coloured cloth panniers with leather straps.
Himalayan in Battle Green in India is most likely a custom job and not a company product. Royal Enfield is not permitted to sell Battle Green colour in India. It is only available for Army, Air Force and Navy. Outside India, the same colour is on sale without any restrictions.
Royal Enfield Himalayan is the newest motorcycle from the oldest Indian motorcycle maker. It’s built on a new chassis from Harris Performance making the bike even more adaptable to traffic and travelling conditions in India. Dual purpose tyres, high ground clearance, a large 21″ front wheel and a 14 litre fuel tank are among its notable features.
Himalayan is fitted with a single round headlight, an instrument panel with analogue dials and a large speedometer with readouts in mph and kmph. Other fitments include a digital selector gear indicator, two trip meters, an odometer and clock. Two small dials house a dual gauge and digital compass.
Last year, Royal Enfield Himalayan was recalled over issues with faulty rocker shaft and clutch assembly. The company called it a ‘proactive free service update’ and stated that the issues were not of critical nature but needed to be inspected and parts replaced. The company also addressed issues of the stand touching the body, and problems with the sari guard design.
Earlier this year, since 31st March 2017, Royal Enfield Himalayan has not been on sale across India. The company is working at fixing the glitches and launching a refurbished Himalayan later this year with FI and BS4 compliant engine. Expect the new Himalayan to cost upwards of INR 2 lakh, ex-showroom.