The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been spotted in its production ready guise on the production line in the factory. The launch can be expected very soon.
Royal Enfield enthusiasts and adventure tourers have been eagerly waiting for the first affordable adventure motorcycle of the country which is about to be launched soon in the form of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike has been spotted testing at various places across India in the past few months and looks like the testing phase is finally over. Recently, the bike was clicked in what looks like production ready guise on the production line at the factory. The pictures lay rest to many doubts people have in their mind.
At the front, the Himalayan gets a headlight unit similar to the Continental GT. A large windscreen sits atop the headlamp unit which would protect the rider from wind-blast at higher speeds which would make touring less tiring and cruising at higher speeds easier. Long travel suspension with gaiters will help tackle off-roading situations which riders may encounter and the knobby tyres will provide grip in such conditions. The slim tyre at the front would make manoeuvring the bike easy as the front end weight seems to be low. Disc brakes at both front and rear should offer good stopping power and ABS might be offered as an option too.
Coming to the side, the tank gets recesses for the knees to make for a more comfortable riding position. The riding position will be further aided by the nicely contoured seat and the centre set foot-pegs. The pillion too should be reasonably comfortable as it gets a step-up seat which looks good in size. The new 410cc engine which will be powering the Himalayan will produce around 29 BHP of power and 40 Nm of torque. Coming to the suspension, the front telescopic suspension coupled with the rear monoshock (a first for a RE bike) should help improve ride quality drastically. Expected to be priced around Rs. 1.75 lakhs (ex-showroom), the adventure bike has the potential to sell well.
Pictures Source – Shifting-Gears.com