Royal Enfield’s next motorcycle launch is the Himalayan which was patented a few months back, the motorcycle has now been spotted on test for the first time.
Royal Enfield is doing superb business in India with sales rising consistently. It is also doing decently in export markets and plans to boost sales overseas. The Eicher Motors owned company’s last motorcycle launch was the Continental GT in 2013 while last year, the company came out with new colours for most of its bikes and also changed its logo. 2015 won’t see much action from the British brand in terms of launches but 2016 will be big as two new engines will make their debut on new Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Royal Enfield will be bringing out a twin-cylinder engine with a displacement of around 750cc while a new 410cc engine will also debut, the latter finding its way into the Himalayan, a scrambler style motorcycle. The new overhead cam motor will churn out around 28 BHP of power and will boast of better NVH levels than the current powertrains that feature on existing models. The company is investing Rs. 500 crores on expansion that includes more capacity and better motorcycles. Royal Enfield will set up two new technology centres and they will not only help in better bikes but also improved quality on the current models.
The spied Royal Enfield motorcycle which is likely to be called the Himalayan, is an adventure machine with some off-road capabilities too. The spy shot reveals a monoshock, a first for the company in current times while the motorcycle also features spoke wheels, steel braided brake lines, rear disc, step up seat (could be split but due to the luggage mounted on the pillion seat, it’s not visible), raised handlebar, blackened engine, chrome exhaust, round mirrors, round headlight and a short rear mudguard. Expect Royal Enfield to price the Himalayan at around Rs. 2.5 lakhs.
Spy Picture Source – Motor.Vikatan.com