The Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure tourer is all set to go on sale in the middle of next month. In a build up to its launch, the company has been releasing a series of webisodes, detailing the thought process and concept behind the motorcycle. While the first video features Royal Enfield team explaining the latest product, the second video shows Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO, Eicher Motors, testing a prototype on a very wet MMRT race track.
The adventurer tourer which was unveiled a day prior to the Auto Expo at Delhi is designed to go with the flow of the mightly Himalayas rather than dominating it. With a long travel suspension system, minimal design, on-off road tyres and a torquey new engine, the motorcycle is purpose-built for the famous Ladakh trip that RE has been associated with for decades.
The flagship Royal Enfield is nothing like any of its stablemates and has been developed from scratch. The chassis is designed by RE’s UK subsidiary Harris Performance. The Himalayan is the first RE product to feature a monoshock rear suspension. The 410 cc air-cooled engine which puts out 24.5 bhp and 32 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
To be priced at around INR 2 lakhs, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has no direct rival.