Royal Enfield starts the line for the Himalayan adventure bike.
Royal Enfield is getting ready to launch their Adventure motorcycle - Himalayan and we have got our hands on images of the production ready motorcycle from the assembly line of Royal Enfield plant in Chennai. The bike is also to be showcased in the last week of November, at Royal Enfield Rider Mania event to be held in Goa. The official launch of the Himalayan is most likely to be in the next year.
The bike seen in the pics is the production version, however some final tweaks will take place before the bike goes out for delivery. The Himalayan will be launched in a Matte Black colour and will form almost 60-70 percent of the mix and will also get an embossed 'RE' emblem on the tank. The bike will get a pair of panniers and a rear mounted box. There will also be a specially designed leg-guard that will be fitted later.
The windscreen seen on the bike will be a standard fitment, however, there will be another option available as an accessory along with hand guards. Mark Wells from Xenophya designs, which is now part of the Eicher group, is responsible for designing accessories for the Himalayan as well as future products from Royal Enfield. Expect a lot more accessories to be made available for the Himalayan.
The Himalayan has anew oil-cooled, single cylinder, four stroke 410 cc motor that produces 29 bhp of maximum power and 32 Nm of peak torque. This will be a 410cc engine, which has been designed for the upcoming RE motorcycles and it will be replacing the currently sold 350cc engines.The bike will also sport aa 6-speed gearbox. Rear wheel measures 18 inches and the front wheel is 21 inches.The tyres used in the Himalayan are theCeat Gripp series. The Himalayan will also be the first bike from Royal Enfield to feature a monoshock.
Source : MotorOctane and Business Standard