Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure tourer is taking shape at a brisk pace as the company is planning to launch it as early as November 2015, reports Zigwheels. The publication also says that the modern tourer from the Indian retro classic bike maker would have its price somewhere between INR 1.65-1.85 lakhs (ex-showroom).
For a rugged adventure tourer based on an all-new platform and engine, a sub-2 lakh pricing is competitive. With its upcoming product, RE is aiming to further accelerate its growing domestic and international sales.
Going by the latest spyshots, Himalayan would have a tall front suspension, relatively higher saddle height, split seats, a circular headlamp, rear monoshock and an upward sweeping silencer end canister. The design is aimed at giving it decent abilities off the tarmac.
The new 410 cc single-cylinder engine is reported to employ a overhead cam shaft (instead of traditional push rod mechanism) and a counter balancer shaft, so one can expect the motor to be much more refined than any of RE’s current units. The power house is likely to be fuel injected to produce outputs in the vicinity of 28 PS and 32 Nm of torque.
Royal Enfield Himlayan would make a strong case for itself as a motorcycle with one of the largest engines in the INR sub-2 lakh category.