The Royal Enfield Himalayan is currently one of the most cost-effective adventure tourer motorcycles on the Indian market, and the local two-wheeler maker has had excellent success with the bike recently, given the country’s growing desire for ADVs. The Himalayan, on the other hand, is long overdue for an update, as the bike has remained mostly untouched since its debut in 2016.
According to a recent disguised test mule, Royal Enfield has begun testing the next-generation Himalayan, which might be released as early as next year in the country. The prototype appears to be a significant departure from the present Himalayan, implying a considerable redesign. The motorcycle will be more modern than its predecessor thanks to changes such as a revamped and larger fuel tank, new seats, a new LED headlamp, and modified side panels.
However, we now have some exclusive details on the features of the next-generation Royal Enfield Himalayan, as well as a special limited-run model. According to our sources close to the project, Royal Enfield is considering releasing a Rally version of the motorcycle that will be available in limited quantities and will include a number of upgrades over the ordinary bike to make it a more capable off-roader.
Showa USD forks, three levels of traction control, and spoked wheels with tubeless tyres are slated to be included in the limited-run Rally variant. This limited-edition Himalayan will have a different design from the standard Himalayan. A new 452 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with 40 PS of maximum power would most likely power the next-generation Himalayan. This will be the first time Royal Enfield has used a liquid-cooled engine.
While the new bike’s engine capacity, power output, and other characteristics have already been revealed, our source claims that the bike will also have a peak torque output of 40 Nm and will be mated with a 6-speed transmission. The Himalayan, on the other hand, is powered by a 411 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates 24.3 PS and 32 Nm torque and is paired to a 5-speed transmission.
Himalayan Bike Price in Bangalore
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 2,14,519|
|RTO Price||Rs. 42,860|
|On Road Price||Rs. 2,78,583|
|Starting EMI||Rs. 2,737|
History Himalayan Royal Enfield
- CEO Siddhartha Lal envisioned the Royal Enfield Himalayan as an adventure touring or dual-sport motorcycle. In terms of chassis and powertrain, the Himalayan stands out from Royal Enfield’s other motorcycles, the majority of which are various iterations of the Bullet that share the same frame and engine. During the development of the Himalayan, Royal Enfield’s design staff was led by Pierre Terblanche, who had worked for Ducati and Moto Guzzi, among other businesses.
- In mid-2014, an early prototype was created, with a more full version following in 2015. In early 2016, the vehicle was launched in India, with other markets such as the Philippines, Australia, and the United Kingdom following later in the year. Electronic Fuel Injection and ABS are now standard on both domestic and export models.
- Tripper navigation driven by Google maps has been added to the new 2021 model (same unit offered in new meteor 350). Jerry can Holder has been redesigned.
- The Himalayan was hailed for its strong suspension and off-road prowess when it was first introduced, although some criticism was levelled at the engine’s low power output.
- The motorcycle also has extended servicing and oil change intervals.
- There were several production concerns with the early Himalayan. It was reported that the quality of the parts was lacking, and in 2017, some users filed lawsuits seeking compensation or the right to return the bike for a refund. “Royal Enfield is taking proactive steps to ensure the quality of its adventure motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Himalayan, both in the domestic and international markets,” the company said in 2018.
Design of Himalayan Royal Enfield
- The Himalayan’s engine was designed and built from the ground up by Royal Enfield, and it shares very few parts with other models in the company’s lineup.
- The LS410 engine is a unit-construction 411 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine with a long-stroke ratio. The motor produces a maximum torque of 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm and a power output of 24.5 horsepower at 6,500 rpm (18.02 KW). The engine also has an oil cooler, which is a first for Royal Enfield India motorcycles. Electronic fuel injection is used on the bike, and the engine is connected to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.
Chassis & Frame
- A half-duplex split cradle structure is featured on the Himalayan. In the front, the suspension is telescopic, while in the back, the suspension is monoshock. The front forks have a diameter of 41 mm and a journey of 200 mm, while the rear suspension has a travel of 180 mm. Ground clearance is 220 mm on this motorcycle.
- 90/90 21-inch front tyres and 120/90 17-inch rear tyres are factory equipment. CEAT is the company behind these. Pirelli produces tyres for vehicles sold in the United Kingdom and North America (MT-60).
- The front brake disc is 300 mm and has a two piston floating calliper, while the rear brake disc is 240 mm and has a single piston calliper.
- This motorcycle’s instrument panel has been completely redesigned. It has a digital odometer, gear position indication, trip-metre, and ambient temperature gauge, as well as an analogue speedometer and tachometer. There’s also a digital compass and an analogue fuel gauge. A windscreen is also featured, which may be manually raised and lowered in two positions using screws.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Tube tyres are fitted to the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan generates 24.31 PS at 6500 rpm.
Self-start is available on the Royal Enfield Himalayan.