Royal Enfield Himalayan is true to the spirit and concept of an adventure bike says the company. Royal Enfield has now released a series of new photos and short videos to showcase Himalayan’s ability and prowess.
In May 2015, Royal Enfield, an Eicher Motors subsidiary acquired Harris Performance Products. Harris’ association with Royal Enfield has been longstanding and they undertook chassis development for Continental GT cafe racer. Harris has once again donned a similar role being responsible for chassis and suspension design, development, and improvement.
Royal Enfield Himalayan, being the company’s first move towards new-age adventure bikes is a noticeable deviation from the company’s traditional classics is in itself a story of evolution. The Harris team worked on two prototypes, and development steered towards weight reduction. Work included maintaining seat height as per design brief, while fitting in electricals and suspension.
A single cylinder 4 stroke, LS400 overhead cam engine powers Royal Enfield Himalayan and churns out 25 hp. Oil cooling tech maintains engine temperature across the rpm range to optimise performance. Service intervals are stipulated at 10,000 kms, and spark plug change is warranted at 25,000 kms.
Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a 21″ front wheel as compared to a traditional 19 inch to keep up comfort in rough segments. The newest adventure offering boosts rider confidence when it comes to unknown terrain. The off-road testing of Royal Enfield Himalayan was headed by none other than CS Santosh – India’s only participant at the Dakar Rally.
Other features on board the Royal Enfield Himalayan includes off-road tyres, scooped rider seat along with raised handle bar offers a relaxed riding position, metal / leather panniers at the rear, jerry cans in the front, structurally strong metal rods protecting the bike’s engine and side, digital / analogue instrument control with odometer, speedometer, tachometer, compass, altimeter, fuel gauge, trip meter, time, etc.
More details will be revealed once Royal Enfield reveals the Himalayan. Until then, have a look at the photos and videos below.