Royal Enfield Himalayan snapped inside production facility, launch inching closer?
For a while now spy pictures of the Royal Enfield Himalayan have been doing the rounds. The bike was spotted testing on the highway and has ever since gotten the 2-wheeler community into a guessing game.
Finally a sneak peak of the bike from its factory has surfaced online. The adventure tourer can be seen being assembled in the Royal Enfield facility in Chennai. In the spy pictures the bike is not completely finished and shows that work is in progress. From the looks of it, the Royal Enfield Himalayan looks nothing short of amazing. The adventurer tourer, aptly called the Himalayan, looks rough and tough and capable to take on any type of terrain.
This certainly will not be like any bike made by Royal Enfield. The motorcycle has typical tourer styling with amazingly advanced technology incorporated to make sure the bike is as advanced as it can get. The Himalayan seen in the picture is matt black and as per information the bike will only be available in two colors. The other colour option would be green, but that would not be available for sale in the Indian market.
Powering the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be a new 410 cc motor, which claims to put out 24 bhp and about 40 Nm of torque. Transferring all this power to the rear wheel is a 5-speed gearbox. The bike will also be the first Royal Enfield, which will not have a kick-starter. This could in all possibility be the most agile bike coming from the Royal Enfield stable.
The guys at RE have kept in mind that this bike would require a powerful braking system to provide the required stopping power. Brembo disc brakes at the front and rear will make sure that the brakes pack a punch. The off road spec tyres are provided by CEAT, which is disappointing, but is probably a measure by the company to keep the prices low.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to make its appearance in the Indian 2-wheeler scene by the end of this year. Incase you’re planning the Manali-Leh trip, you know what your weapon of choice will be.
Watch this space for updates.