Production ready examples of the Royal Enfield Himalayan have been spotted in white and black colors ahead of the bike’s world premiere on February 2 in New Delhi. According to a blog by Siddhartha Lal, MD, Eicher Motors (parent company of RE), the motorcycle has been developed to feel absolutely at home during its trips to the Himalayas.
The adventure tourer adopts minimal bodywork in a bid to keep the overall dimensions and weight in check. The long travel front fork, and rear monoshock are tuned to offer good off-roadability as shown in the official videos. The motorcycle also benefits from a purpose-built chassis which is designed by RE’s British subsidiary Harris Performance.
The motorcycle is equipped with a transparent windscreen, a high-mounted front splatter guard, a slender fuel tank with guards, digi-analog instrument console, exposed chassis members, split seats, LED taillight, upward sweeping exhaust canister (improves water wading capability), spoke wheels and on-off road tyres. The customers can enhance the bike’s practicality by opting for accessories like panniers.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan debuts a new 410 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which is expected to be paired with a 5-speed transmission. The accurate power and torque figures would be revealed at the time of the world premiere. It’s reported to produce 25 hp and a healthy torque of 32 Nm.