The latest webisode detailing the Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure tourer’s development story has been released by the company’s official Youtube channel. The new video features Sachin Chavan, Lead – Ride Experience, Royal Enfield, who oversees the testing of new products.
The Himalayan is purpose built for the grueling trip to the famous mountain range and hence the prototypes spent most of their testing regime in the region. This video shows the type of terrains and conditions that the motorcycle was subjected to. The purpose of this trip was to finetune the Himalayan’s suspension system to suit various terrains and conditions such as snow, water, loose stand, gravel, rain, etc.
The retro classic bike maker’s first adventure tourer was unveiled in early February with a promise that it will go on sale in India in mid-March. The latest RE debuts a 410 cc single-cylinder air-oil-cooled engine which is tuned to produce 24.5 bhp and 32 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is set to become the most affordable adventure tourer in the country with no direct rival. The motorcycle will be made at the company’s Oragadam plant in Chennai. The company officials earlier stated that meeting demand in the Indian market is a priority before shipping the Himalayan abroad.