The Royal Enfield Himalayan will be launched at the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo and it will carry a price tag of around Rs. 1.7 lakhs (ex-showroom).
There has been a lot of buzz floating around the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan and a lot of speculations too have been made regarding the bike. Now it has been confirmed that the bike will be launched at the 2016 Auto Expo which will be held in February in the coming year. The bike’s launch got slightly delayed else it would have been launched at the 2015 Rider Mania itself that is going to take place later this year.
More details have emerged regarding the bike’s mechanicals. The Royal Enfield Himalayan will be powered by a 410cc, oil-cooled engine that produces approximately 28 PS of power and 32 Nm of torque. The engine will be offered with a 5-speed gearbox. The powerplant will have overhead cams instead of the push rod architecture that is found on other bikes from the Royal Enfield stable. The engine will also come with a counter balancer that will help reduce vibrations and it will be quite refined.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a regular instrument cluster which has a tachometer, analogue speedometer, fuel indicator, clock, compass and altimeter. The bike will get disc brakes at the front and rear but ABS will not be offered initially even as an optional feature. Later, in 2017, the company will introduce a new variant that will come with ABS. The bike will come with Ceat tyres as stock and better Pirelli tyres will be offered as optional.
The company will also offer a lot of accessories since the bike is meant for touring. Stuff like hand guards, crash protection bars and a high windscreen will be offered. The bike will be launched at the 2016 Auto Expo and it will be priced at Rs. 1.7 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Source – ZigWheels.com