The new royal Enfield Himalayan, the company’s first dual-purpose bike, is based on the all-new platform which will underpin other a new Royal Enfield’s in the future.
Company’s first dual-purpose motorcycle showcased with a touring gear.
Along with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch series, Royal Enfield showcased an accessorized Royal Enfield Himalayan at Surat International Auto Expo 2017 held last week.
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The new royal Enfield Himalayan, the company’s first dual-purpose bike, is based on the all-new platform which will underpin other a new Royal Enfield’s in the future. Built for adventure and touring, the Himalayan bike measures 2190 mm in length, 840 mm in width and the 1,360 mm in height, and has the wheelbase of 1,465 mm and seat height of 800 mm. It has a ground clearance of 220 mm and a kerb weight of 182 kg.
When coming to automobiles especially the Himalayan bullet gets powered by the new LS 410 engine, a 411 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 24.5 bhp (18.02 kW) at 6,500 rpm and the 32 Nm of torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm. The carburetted engine links to a 5-speed transmission. The fuel tank tops up at 15 liters. The 21-inch (front) & 17-inch (rear) wheels get their stopping power from 300 mm and 240 mm disc brakes respectively. The suspension setup includes 41 mm telescopic forks with a 200 mm travel and a mono shock with 180 mm travel.
The Himalayan bike price is up to INR 1, 65,766 (ex-showroom Mumbai). Last month, motorcycle launched with a Euro 4-compliant engine and a ABS in the UK, and the upgrades are expected in the Indian-spec version this year.