Recent developments suggest that the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 is getting closer to a reveal
Ever since Royal Enfield introduced its 650 twins, rumours about the Himalayan getting the parallel twin engine started doing the rounds.
But, a few years have rolled by and despite getting a recent update, the adventure motorcycle soldiers on with its 411cc single cylinder motor.
Much like the 650 twins, the Himalayan has been widely accepted the world over thanks to its fairly simple mechanicals amid an array of middleweight motorcycles that have gotten more and more complicated electronics over the years.
However, although its capabilities are well-known (it goes anywhere and everywhere, only not too quickly), ask any person who has thrown a leg over the Himalayan’s saddle and taken it for a spin, they would cite the lack of power.
The 199 kg kerb weight of the motorcycle does not help matters either and this is why many wanted Royal Enfield to just go ahead and plonk its durable 648cc parallel twin in the adventure motorcycle.
Although it is not as easy to do as it is to say, recent developments suggest that Royal Enfield has gone ahead and created the Himalayan 650 and the bike is getting closer to a reveal.
Interestingly, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 is said to be under development not in India, but at the brand’s UK technology centre, which could be why the internet is not awash with images and videos of development mules of the motorcycle.
Of course, we have been calling it the Himalayan 650. But, what Royal Enfield will officially name it will have to to be seen. Although the bike brand does have a few unused names up its sleeve, we would like for it to retain the Himalayan moniker for the bike.