The newest version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan was launched last month and as it has been with every generation, the 2021 model is an improvement over the previous version. The MY2021 model has been improved in terms of aesthetics, ergonomics, comfort and convenience in the form of the Tripper navigation. The second-most affordable ADV boasts several changes onboard, from tweaks to the luggage rack, addition of new colours and in line with its long-distance tourer characteristic, the luggage rack is now sturdier than before.
The Tripper system which was first introduced with the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 now finds a place on the Himalayan’s instrument console. Developed in partnership with Google Maps, the Tripper system comes with its own designated screen for turn-by-turn navigation. All the user has to do is to connect their smartphone using the Royal Enfield app.
The Himalayan received a set of new colour options when the BS-VI version was introduced and now in its 2021 version, there are more options to choose from. It now comes in six paint schemes – Rock Red, Lake Blue, Gravel Grey, Mirage Silver (new), Pine Green (new), and Granite Black (updated). Snow and Sleet Grey have been discontinued.
The metal rack up front of the motorcycle has been tweaked to make more space and better accommodate taller riders. Also, with the addition of a new screen (for the Tripper), the instrument cluster is now larger, and so is the flyscreen which gets a light smoke tint. Along with these new features, the new Himalayan also has a new high-density seat foam for improved comfort.
Engine – 411cc Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC
Power – 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm
Torque – 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm
Ground clearance – 220 mm
Seat height – 800 mm
Kerb weight – 199 kg
Fuel tank capacity – 15 litres
Tyres – 90/90 -21″ (F)
120/90 – 17″ (R)
Brakes – 300 mm disc, two-piston calliper (F)
240 mm disc, single-piston floating calliper (R)
Dual-channel ABS (switchable)
Suspension – 41 mm Telescopic forks, 200 mm travel (F)
Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel (R)
Half-duplex split cradle frame
Price – Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom)
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