Guessing goes on for the Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler
Looking at a report over on Indian Autos they got hold of a few spy shots and made up this mock to give you an idea of what the finished machine could look like!
Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc Scrambler could cost around INR 2.5 lacs the site guesses and we worked that out to be around £2467, just over $5000 CAN, $5233 AUS, €3445 EUR or $3862 US all this is without import costs that are sure to be piled on top! We shall have to wait and see :)
It's true that Royal Enfield enjoys quite a cult following in India. Models like the Classic and the Bullet have achieved stellar success and a huge fan following and tours operating in the higher parts of the country and Napal. Other than having established a strong foothold in India, the manufacturer has also fared pretty well in the export markets. Currently, Royal Enfield is in the process of expanding its product portfolio, which could lead to a considerable boost in sales in both domestic and export markets. The manufacturer has been regular with updating its products and launched the all-new Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer in 2013.
From the looks of it, Royal Enfield in 2016 could turn out to be a very important year for the popular motorcycle brand. If rumours are to be believed, the manufacturer intends to come up with two new engines, both of which are likely to make their debut on new motorcycles. The Himalayan Scrambler has been under development for some time now with just about everyone guessing what is going to come out of the garage. We hope that this will be on display in Milan but we will have to wait and see.
While one of the upcoming engines from Royal Enfield will be a 750cc twin-cylinder engine, the other will displace 410cc and will power the upcoming ‘Himalayan’ scrambler-styled motorcycle. The 410cc engine that will power the upcoming Royal Enfield Scrambler will be an overhead camshaft (OHC) and is likely to churn out a max. power of 28 BHP. Nothing that's going to challenge Ducati or Honda but then the Royal Enfield was never designed to that in the first place. The bike will also be available with an optional ABS system we believe.
From the rendition and the spy shots that have hit the news we can see a far more 'rally' type looking bike. Rather than the classic lines that have become instantly recognisable with the Royal Enfield name. The Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc scrambler will feature an enduro front mudguard, spoke wheels, disc brakes with steel braided brake lines, black-painted engine, raised handlebar, an ever-so-slightly upswept exhaust, round-shaped headlight and round-shaped rear view mirrors. All this is guess work based on the pictures that have come to light but as we all know with plans... they can change and so often do.