Royal Enfield Himalayan 400cc bike caught completely undisguised
The next product from the Royal Enfield stable, Himalayan will become the company’s flagship product when launched in India. The upcoming motorcycle has been caught testing on many occasions across the country. The bike has been spied once again, but this time its spy picture has revealed all the design characteristics of the Himalayan. It does not look like any other product from the Royal Enfield portfolio till date and as the name suggests, it will be classified as an adventure tourer.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been built to last and has that rugged feel to it thanks to the high ground clearance, off-roading tyres and long suspension travel. The motorcycle will certainly not be like any other bike from the same stable and has been developed for just one purpose, exploring. Technologically and mechanically, the engine should be more refined than the noisy one powering the Bullet range. The newly developed engine that can be fuel-injected, will most likely displace 410cc, churning out around 45 BHP of power and 40 Nm of torque.
On the design front, the Royal Enfield Himalayan looks very contemporary with a feeling of being built for the sole purpose of adventure and off-road riding. The fuel tank looks very ordinary and there literally are no side panels on it, but the company might add add a few on the production ready model. The fuel tank is protected by braces that head all the way up to the headlight, holding the front turn indicators. A windscreen and tall handle bars have been further provided for enhancing the touring capabilities. The seat seems to be comfortable with a neat split to divide it into two halves.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan features a new frame unlike any other Enfield product, the rear gets a monoshock setup with a box section swingarm and the front features telescopic forks that have been blacked-out. The front gets loads of room for the suspension to travel, much like motorcross bikes. It rides on black spoke wheels with the front tyre measuring 18-inches and the rear measuring 17-inches. Disk brakes can be found on both the wheels and the exhaust has been swept upwards for a unique look, while also maintaining a good distance from the tarmac.
Expected to launch towards the end of this year or by the beginning of 2016, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be priced around Rs 2.5 lakhs and will rival the likes of the upcoming Mahindra Mojo.
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