Royal Enfield Himalayan test rides for customers to start from next month
Royal Enfield gave the 2016 Auto Expo a miss but stayed in the limelight by unveiling the new adventure tourer Himalayan a day before the motoring event. The Himalayan is expected to hit the domestic market somewhere in March. As per a recent report on Rushlane the bike maker has already started shipping the test ride motorbikes to its dealerships pan India. The Himalayan adventure bike will be seen touring for 10 days across India ahead of its launch. Motor-heads can catch a glimpse of the adventure tourer on display at prominent malls of Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Noida and Kolkata from 12th February 2016.
A perfect gift to the adventure enthusiasts, Royal Enfield Himalayan looks influenced from the Continental GT and Thunderbird. The design of the Himalayan is quite sporty, it has curvy headlamps, long suspension travel, accessible seat height and signature badge on the side cowl. To add to the delight of its riders, Royal Enfield will be offering new accessories like helmets, jackets, boots, etc. Positioned below the Continental GT and Classic 500, the Himalayan is expected to be offered at a price range of Rs. 1.8 – 2.2 lakhs, the bike maker however hasn’t revealed the prices. Powering the bike is a new single cylinder, oil-cooled 410 cc engine which is rated at 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm and 32 Nm peak torque @ 4000- 45000 rpm.
Coupled with a 5-speed gearbox, the Himalayan is expected to deliver a mileage of 40- 45 kmpl. Tipping the scales at 182 kgs, the motorbike is 2190 mm long, 840 mm wide and 1360 mm tall. Equipped with a monoshock rear suspension, the touring bike also features large wheels 21 inch tyres at the front and 17 inch tyres at the rear. The Himalayan features 800 mm seat height, 1465 mm wheelbase and 220 mm of ground clearance. The new tourer from Royal Enfield has been fabricated on a new chassis which has been styled and developed by Royal Enfield’s UK based subsidiary- Harris Performance Parts.
Source – Rushlane.com