Royal Enfield has already confirmed that they will launch a new motorcycle by March 2017. This will be in the form of a Continental GT 750 cc. Already spied on test in Europe and in India, the bike was expected to make its global debut here at the EICMA show.
So, when the Royal Enfield press conference was about to start today at EICMA, we were all excited. Our excitement soon ended as the only motorcycle on display at the Royal Enfield stall is the new Himalayan.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan may be purpose-built to traverse the mighty Himalayas but that doesn’t mean that the adventure tourer has not set its eyes towards export markets. Royal Enfield has already appointed an official importer and distributor for Europe. The new Himalayan would be launched in the coming weeks in Europe.
The operations are expected to commence in two months time. The company is in the process of setting up dealerships across the region.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is underpinned by a new chassis which is designed by Harris Performance of the UK. Equipped with long travel suspension system, spoke wheels and on-off tyres, the Himalayan assures all-weather all-terrain capability.
Power comes from a new 410 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine which produces 25 PS power at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm.