The new 410 cc air-cum-oil-cooled single-cylinder engine of the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalyan adventure tourer has been photographed up close. The specifications of the new RE motor is yet to be confirmed but various reports suggest that it produces 27 PS and 32 Nm of torque.
Gearbox is expected to be a 5-speed unit like the rest of Royal Enfield lineup. The Himalayan motor is finished in black and carries the new winged ‘RE’ logo on the crankcase. This modern powerplant will eventually power more models from the Indian two wheeler maker’s stable.
The 410 cc unit is one of the two new engine platforms announced by Royal Enfield in its bid to claim global leadership of the medium displacement segment. The other motor, possibly a twin-cylinder mill displacing around 750 cc, is expected to be ready sometime in 2017.
Coming to the Himalayan, the adventure tourer is vying to be one of the most affordable adventure tourers in the world. Going by the latest test mules, the motorcycle adopts long travel suspension system, spoke wheels, and on-off road tyres. It can be accessorized with engine and fuel tank guards, windscreen, high-mounted front spatter guard, lockable and leather panniers, rear luggage rack and so on.
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Royal Enfield is betting big on the Himalayan to drive its international sales growth. The motorcycle is expected to go on sale in early 2016 with an on-road price undercutting INR 2 lakh mark.
Royal Enfield Himalayan – Spyshots
Via – Motoroids.com