The long-wait for the first adventure tourer from Eicher Group-owned motorcycle maker – Royal Enfield Himalayan – finally came to an end today. The vehicle that had made its debut a day before the Auto Expo, was launched during an event in Mumbai at a starting price of Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra).
Power for the Royal Enfield Himalyan is a single-cylinder, 411cc, air-cooled engine with single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and a counter balancer. This powertrain is claimed to be the most refined Royal Enfield engine. Coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, this engine churns 24.5bhp at 6500rpm and a peak torque of 32Nm at 4000-4500rpm.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan’s off-road version features mounts for jerry cans on either sides of the fuel tank, extended carriers and spoke wheels, though the regular version is kept devoid of the aforementioned features to make it easy to drive around city roads.
The RE Himalayan is built on a single tube chassis and takes a bit of its design inspiration from the company’s flagship motorcycle Continental GT. The advennture tourer gets high-mounted spatter guard, round headlamps, continental GT-like fuel tank, raised rear seat, round-shaped side mirrors, black-coloured engine and chassis pipes, twin-pot exhaust cluster, 21-inch front wheel & 17-inch rear wheels, digital MID and a few other features.
In addition to the above-mentioned features, the RE Himalayan off-road version additionally gets a height adjustable windshield, high-mounted mud flap at the front, jerry cans on both sides and mud-guard positioned right close to the tyre.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications
Engine – 410cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Maximum power – 24.5bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque – 32Nm at 4000 – 4500rpm
Transmission – 5-speed constant mesh
Royal Enfield Himalayan Dimensions
Length – 2190mm
Width – 840mm
Height – 1360mm
Fuel tank capacity – 15-litres
Kerb weight – 182kgs
Wheelbase – 1465mm
Ground clearance – 220mm
Front tyre – 90/90 21-inches
Rear tyre – 120/90 17-inches
Front brakes – 300mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper
Rear brakes – 240mm disc, single piston floating calliper