The motor spotted is expected to be the newly developed 410cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that will power the Himalayan in both of its versions.
The interweb is filled with spy shots of the Royal Enfield Himalayan that is expected to break cover in early 2016. While we have seen almost every corner of the upcoming motorcycle in the spy shots, these new set of images emerged online reveal the new engine or at least the exterior of it. That said, the displacement, power output and other details are yet to be made available.
It is a known fact that Royal Enfield is developing two new engines that will power its future set of products and include a 410cc single-cylinder as well as a 750cc in-line twin-cylinder unit. The engine spotted is expected to be the former that will power the Himalayan and will eventually replace the outgoing 350cc single-cylinder unit finding purpose on the current set of products. Both new engines will be air-cooled and equipped with separate oil-coolers.
Talking about the more relevant motor at this point, the 410cc mill is expected to be a relatively advanced unit (by Royal Enfield standards) featuring Single OverHead Camshaft (SOHC) and will also get a counter balancer. Power output is believed to be in the vicinity of 25-30 BHP while torque is rated at around 30 Nm. Transmission duties will be performed by a 5-speed unit. Previous reports have also suggested the newest RE will be losing its distinctive thump in favour of a rev friendly motor.
Spotted in two versions, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be sold as a no-frills Scrambler and an adventure tourer version loaded with panniers, engine guards, high mounted mudguard, knobby tyres and will certainly be the only one-of-its-kind in the segment. The company has promised a competitive price tag which can be expected between Rs. 1.65-1.85 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Spy Pictures Source – Motoroids.com