Royal Enfield unveiled a Flat Track concept based on the Twin platform at the EICMA 2019 and also showcased a variety of accessorized models. Also in attendance is the Himalayan Red and Black dual tone colour option.
The company also showcased two more colour options for the adventure tourer namely Lake Blue (also a dual-tone theme but white as primary colour) and Gravel Grey. As of now, the Himalayan is available in three colour options – Snow (white), Granite (black) and Sleet (camouflage). Of these, on the company’s Indian website, only the Black colour is listed for a price of Rs 1.81 lakhs, ex-sh.
There are no visual changes except for scheme which uses black as primary colour with Rock Red accents on the fuel tank, fuel tank guard and rear luggage rack. There are a few spots of chrome as well. Similarly, there is the Blue and White colour variant. Gravel Grey option has black body panels.
While these new colour options of Himalayan could just be merely showpieces, it is possible that Royal Enfield could introduce new colour schemes for its popular adventure tourer as a part of its BS-VI update in India next year.
In its existing state of tune, BS-VI version of the Himalayan’s 411 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine dishes out 25.4 hp and 32 Nm of torque. The bike employs a 5-speed gearbox. We expect the BS-VI version to retain the outputs without any changes.
To recap, the Royal Enfield Hiamalayan adventure tourer is underpinned by a half-duplex cradle frame which is supported by long-travel telescopic front fork (41 mm dia) and a rear monoshock. The motorcycle employs 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels which are shod with 90/90 and 120/90 section tyres respectively. Braking system comprises a 300 mm front disc with two-piston caliper and a 240 rear unit with a single-piston caliper. Of course, dual-channel ABS is standard.
At INR 1.81 lakh (ex-showroom), the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the most affordable adventure tourer in its displacement class. Competition comes from the likes of BMW G310GS and Kawasaki Versys-X 300. The KTM 390 Adventure which world premiered at the EICMA will soon join the contest.
Royal Enfield is currently working on upgrading its entire portfolio to the new emission standards. The popular Continental GT and Interceptor 650 Twins are expected to receive the update first followed by the introduction of all-new range of bread and butter Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird, as well as the Himalayan.