A project which was conceived about five years ago, was finally unveiled to the public today. Meet the new Royal Enfield Himalayan, a motorcycle built to take on any terrain across the world.
It is powered by a 411cc single cylinder oil-cum-air cooled engine offering 25 PS power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm torque at 4,000 – 4,500 rpm mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine receives a counter balancer for reducing vibrations.
The chassis is designed to take on shocks and jolts, and keep the rider unperturbed. Helping the chassis are large 21-inch wheels in the front with long travel suspension and fatter 17 inch rear wheels with mono shock suspension.
Those doubting reliability of a RE, the company claims that the Himalayan engine oil is to be changed every 10,000 km, while spark plugs need to be changed every 25,000 km.
True to its built and nature, Royal Enfield unveiled new Himalayan to the world in the best possible way, which underlines the bold adventure touring capabilities of the bike. Below is a short video from the unveiling.
Sporting a 15-liter fuel tank, the new Himalayan adventure tourer also gets a digital display clock, odometer, and trip meter besides a compass and altimeter. Sitting on special off-road tyres developed by Ceat, the Royal Enfield Himalayan measures 2,190 mm in length, 840 mm in width and 1,360 mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 1,465 mm and has seat height at 800 mm while kerb weight stands at 182 kgs. As of now, Royal Enfield Himalayan sees no competition in its class from any quarters.
Below is a detailed photo gallery of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan.