Royal Enfield Himalayan is reported to be powered by a new 410c single block, air cooled engine. This the engine is expected to offer around 40 Nm peak torque which is 12 Nm over and above that which is offered by their existing 350cc engine. Rumours are also doing rounds that Royal Enfield will stop manufacturing their 350 cc engine, and replace it with this new 410 cc mill, which is more efficient, powerful and less air polluting and noisy.
Compared to the previous spy shot, in which the RE Himalayan was wearing an exhaust similar to Continental GT, this time around it is wearing an exhaust which is very similar to Bajaj Pulsar 220. Apart from this, the Himalayan is wearing a new handlebar, instrument cluster and new headlight design. Blacked out front forks, monoshock suspension and new fuel tank were also evident from the new spy shots. Where ergonomics are concerned, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan sports a more comfortable riding position allowing riders more ease specially for long distance travels.
Royal Enfield Himalayan, the upcoming adventure touring motorcycle is the first motorcycle being developed by renowned designer Pierre Terblanche who joined Royal Enfield last year. Terblanche has has designed world famous motorcycles such as Multistrada, SportClassic, and Hypermotard.
Royal Enfield has also trademarked Himalayan for various vehicle components, riding gear, helmet and clothing so as to give the motorcycle an exclusive range of riding gear and clothing. This is a very similar marketing and promotional strategy which has been already seen RE applying with the Continental GT Burn-Up.
With launch planned for early 2016, more details and pricing will be revealed in due course.