Royal Enfield Himalayan could launch in India sometime at the end of 2015 or early 2016. The new RE motorcycle is being extensively tested across various terrains.
Spied in detail late last month, new Royal Enfield Himalayan will sport rounded headlamps, twin dials as instrument cluster with digital MID, front and rear disc brakes, raised front suspension, monoshock at the rear, fuel tank borrowed from the Continental GT, blackened engine and chassis pipes were also noted on the bike on test.
Raised handlebars and seat offer an upright and more comfortable riding position allowing the rider to travel long distances without fatigue while pair of off road tyres ensures better touring capabilities.
Engine specifications to be seen on board the Royal Enfield Himalayan could be a new single cylinder 410cc, oil cooled, four stroke engine capable of 29 bhp power and 40 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed transmission.
Pierre Terblanche, the noted motorcycle designer who joined Royal Enfield in November 2014 has been instrumental in the design and development of Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure tourer.
On launch, the Himalayan will be positioned above Continental GT, which as on date is the most expensive Royal Enfield motorcycle in the country. Expect Himalayan to cost in the range of INR 2.25-2.5 lakhs.
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