Update 10 – 10th December 2015
With the launch of new Royal Enfield Himalayan getting closer by the day, more and more sightings of the off-roader are being reported. The past week also saw the first photo of accessorized Himalayan adorning military exterior hue. Set to be launched in February next year (not at the Auto Expo, as Royal Enfield are not going to be part of the show). See the images below.
Update 9 – 28th November
Continuing with its road test stage, upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan was spied once again. This time the bike was seen being tested inside the city limits. Seen in the images below, the rider seems to be making his way out in a peak-hour traffic situation.
Expected to be projected as an on-off road tourer, Royal Enfield Himalayan is to be launched in February 2016. Powered by a new single cylinder 410 cc engine, and built on a new platform, Himalayan will be priced in the under INR 2 lakh segment.
Update 8 – 9th November 2015
Latest news on the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that the launch has been delayed to 2016. Expect the motorcycle to be unveiled early next year with an all-new 410 cc single cylinder engine. Below is the spy video of upcoming RE Himalayan.
Update 7 – 4th November 2015
Rushlane reader from Chennai, has managed to click the entry level variant of Himalayan. Unlike the one which was spied with off-road tyres, this one seems to get regular road tyres.
Engine on board both the variants of RE Himalayan will be same – 410 cc single cylinder generating approximately 28 PS and 32 Nm of torque. Mated to a five speed gearbox, price of Himalayan is expected to be in the range of INR 1.7-2 lakh. Earlier expected to be launched in November 2015, the motorcycle will now be launched in 2016.
Update 6 – 8th September 2015
After being spied on the road, Royal Enfield Himalayan has now been spied on the production line inside the company’s Chennai manufacturing facility. It is also the first time that one can see the the name Himalayan embossed on the motorcycle.
Update 5 – 10th August 2015
Based on the multiple spy shots of Royal Enfield Himalayan spied till now, a new render has been created.
Update 4 – 8th August 2015
Hi-res spy shots of Royal Enfield Himalayan have surfaced online, giving a much better idea of what to expect from the upcoming RE.
Update 3 – 28th July 2015
New spy shots of Royal Enfield Himalayan have surfaced online. These reveal the motorcycle completely for the first time. Seen in production ready parts, these photos confirm that RE Himalayan is a off-road tourer.
It seems that the test riders of Royal Enfield Himalayan are camping in the wild while testing the bike in a terrain which is far away from civilization.
Apart from getting to see the bike completely undisguised, this is also the first time we get a good look at the instrument panel of RE Himalayan.
Update 2 – 19th May 2015
Royal Enfield Himalayan was spied once again. Compared to the first spy shots, this one is a bit different. With the name A2 chalked on its tank, this variant of RE Himalayan gets Pulsar 220 styled exhaust, and lower handlebar.
Update 1 – May 6th 2015
Based on the first spy shot, a rendering of the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Original article – 29th April 2015
The first set of spy shots of what is believed to be named Royal Enfield Himalayan doing endurance test in Tamil Nadu, has a lot to say about what we can expect to see in showrooms, a year from now.The Royal Enfield adventure tourer prototype seems to be in an early stage of development, as there are many interim parts taken from the spares rack of Continental GT. Some of seemingly shared parts in the Himalayan test mule are, headlamp, tail lamp, front fork, front mud guard, front disc brake and even the frame (more like a resemblance). However, we are not to be surprised if these parts are actually carried forward to the production model of the RE adventure tourer.
Some of the few notably new features in the Royal Enfield Himalayan trial vehicle are new fuel tank design, new single-piece handlebar, rear monoshock, exhaust can, blacked-out spoke rims, high profile (aspect ratio) tyres and rear disc brake. The last does not resemble the unit used in RE Thunderbird 500. We don’t have a peek of the instrument cluster in these spy shots, which would be brand new.
Of course the engine is brand new, which could be a 400 cc unit, possibly derived from the 350 cc motor. This new engine is expected to churn out around 40 Nm peak torque, which is 12 Nm more than what the 350 cc engine manages.