The Royal Enfield Himalayan will not be available for sale in Delhi immediately after its launch as the bike does not meet the Bharat Stage IV emission norms. The Himalayan was launched with a price tag of Rs. 1.55 lakhs.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan was launched yesterday with much fanfare in Mumbai with a price tag of Rs. 1.79 lakhs (on-road). But the launch comes with a twist as when the list of cities with the pricing and availability was shown, the name of the nation’s capital was missing. Royal Enfield confirmed that the bike is not available for sale in Delhi as of now because as it turns out, the motorcycle is not Bharat Stage IV complaint and thus can’t be registered in the capital.
Beginning 1st April 2016, the Delhi Government decided to not allow sale of new two-wheelers which do not comply with Bharat Stage IV emission norms. The Royal Enfield Himalayan, being only BS-III compliant, fails to meet those requirements. Royal Enfield says that the recent decision came in at the last minute and they, and several other manufacturers who are facing the same issue, are working with the authorities to reach a conclusion.
The Himalayan will not be sold via the company showrooms in Delhi because of this. However, the Himalayan is available in NCR for test rides and bookings. This means that customers cannot get a ‘DL’ registration number for their motorcycles, but they can get a ‘HR 26’ (Gurgaon), ‘HR 51’ (Faridabad) and ‘UP 16’ (Noida) registration numbers and they can freely use the bikes in Delhi.
The Government has also set a deadline for all the existing models of two-wheelers that are launched till 31st March 2016, which will need to upgrade to BS-IV from 1st April 2017. Royal Enfield states that the Himalayan will be BS-IV compliant well before the April 2017 deadline and the sale of the bike will start post that.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Delhi Sales
– The Royal Enfield Himalayan will not be sold in Delhi initially
– The Himalayan is only BS III complaint and thus not eligible for sale
– Royal Enfield states that the Himalayan will be BS-IV compliant well before the April 2017
– The motorcycle maker is unable to do so because of the recent decision by the government to stop the sale of two-wheelers which do not comply with Bharat Stage IV emission norms