Royal Enfield Himalayan launched in India at Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)

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So, Royal Enfield have launched their much anticipated adventure tourer, the Himalayan in India today building stupendous buzz among bike lovers with its terrific pricing. The Himalayan has been priced at Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), while the on-road price of the motorcycle has been announced as Rs 1.78 lakh in Mumbai. Huge disappointment for bike enthusiasts in Delhi, Himalayan will just be available for display and cannot be registered as it does not comply with BS4 emission norms. It will however be sold in the NCR region at an on-road of Rs 1.79 lakh. The Himalayan will be available in two colour options – Granite and Snow.

The Chennai-based bike maker has ensured that the purpose built motorcycle lives up to almost every expectation a bike enthusiast could ask for. First introduced at the 2016 Auto Expo, the two-wheeler manufacturer disclosed all the technical specifications of the motorcycle, holding back just the offer price. The design and style of Himalayan 400 cc bike looks influenced from the Continental GT and Thunderbird and has been fabricated on a modified single tube chassis just like other RE bikes. The side cowl proudly wears the signature badge, headlights appear curvy and the spatter guard is mounted high, all imparting a raw and muscular appeal.

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The motorcycle is equipped with off-road tyres for better grip, raised rear seat, digital MID, twin pot instrument cluster with chrome ring, and black coloured chassis pipes and engine block. Featuring a large 21-inch tyre at the front and 17-inch tyre at the rear, Himalayan measures 2190 mm long, 840 mm wide and 1360 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 1465 mm, ground clearance of 220 mm and the seat is mounted at a height of 800 mm. The Continental GT-influenced fuel tank has a capacity of 15-litres and it has a kerb weight of 182 kgs. Himalayan is the first bike from the RE stable to feature a rear monoshock suspension alongside 41 mm regular front telescopic forks.

Highlighting the engine specifications, Himalayan is equipped with an all-new air-cooled, single-cylinder 411 cc, 4-stroke engine which delivers power output of 24.5 bhp at 6500 rpm and peak torque of 32 Nm at 4500 rpm. Power is transmitted via a 5-speed gearbox. RE’s free revving and most refined motorcycle till date boasts of a Single Overhead Camshaft configuration and counter balancer. Being an adventure tourer, we expect the Himalayan to return a mileage of 40 – 45 kmpl.

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While taking care of the requirements of its customers, the two-wheeler manufacturer also offers apparels, gears and a whole range of accessories for enthusiasts. As the Himalayan begins its journey on Indian roads today, we’re sure the adventure tourer will create new sales records for Royal Enfield going by its pricing and plethora of features.