The Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS is available in 2 variants, at a premium of Rs. 11,000/-.
Technology and Royal Enfield might not go hand in hand but that might change in the near future. With ABS becoming mandatory for motorcycles with engine capacity of 125cc and above next year, it’s about time 2-wheeler manufacturers start giving ABS on their motorcycles. However, companies like Yamaha are yet to offer ABS on its locally manufactured motorcycles, so kudos to Royal Enfield for equipping its motorcycles with ABS before the government deadline.
Just a few days back, Royal Enfield launched the Classic Signals 350 with dual-channel ABS and now the Himalayan has been launched with ABS, offered in 2 variants – the standard and Sleet. The Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS is priced at Rs. 1.80 lakhs (ex-showroom) with the Sleet ABS priced at a Rs. 2000/- premium. The on-road price of the Himalayan ABS is Rs. 2.19 lakhs as the cost of insurance has gone up due to the recent regulation change that mandates a 5-year third party insurance at the time of vehicle purchase, increasing an upfront cost of Rs. 17,500/- on the Himalayan ABS.
Besides the addition of ABS, the Himalayan gets no other changes and remains the same as before. Last year, Royal Enfield had taken its own sweet time to launch the BS4 version of the Himalayan with the adventure tourer not being on sale for most part of the year, as the company went ahead to resolve a slew of issues that made the motorcycle quite unreliable. The British brand will soon launch dual-channel ABS versions of its other bikes with the Thunderbird next in line to get ABS later this month.
Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS
– ABS is now available on the Himalayan
– The Himalayan ABS is available in 2 variants
– Royal Enfield is charging a nominal Rs. 11,000/- for ABS
– The complete RE lineup will be equipped with ABS by next month