A pure off-roader in all means that is what we can tell about Royal Enfield Himalayan. It has got ingredients to tackle all sorts of road conditions. An outright game-changer for RE in India and which have brought RE strong back onto the offroad segment. So what all reasons or factors do this motorcycle have to gain an extra advantage?. Time to scroll down and find.
Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure bike available in India. It is available in 3 variants and 9 colours with top variant price. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 24.3 bhp and a torque of 32 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Royal Enfield Himalayan comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Himalayan bike weighs 199 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.
The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s off-road focussed motorcycle that received BS6-upgrade in 2020. In 2021, the motorcycle received three new colour schemes – Mirage Silver (new), Pine Green (new), and Granite Black (updated). The new colour options are accompanied by the existing options – Rock Red, Lake Blue, and Gravel Grey. Meanwhile, the company has discontinued the Snow and Sleet Grey paint options from the list.
The 2021 model also benefits from Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system. The navigation system is powered by Google Maps and it works with the Royal Enfield smartphone application to give turn-by-turn directions. The semi-digital instrument cluster, on the other hand, remains similar to the previous model. Other changes include revisions to the seat, the rear carrier, the front rack, and an updated design for the windscreen to further enhance the motorcycle’s touring capabilities.
The feature list retains a halogen headlight, switchable ABS, and a hazard light switch. The mechanical specifications continue to use a 411cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 24.3bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. The motor is linked to a five-speed gearbox.
In terms of cycle parts, the Himalayan retains the 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-sport rubber. Braking is done by a 300mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS as standard. Suspension duties are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a mono-shock at the rear.
In terms of competition, the Royal Enfield Himalayan goes up against the BMW G310 GS and the KTM 250 Adventure in India.
ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN VERDICT
Engine has lots of torque
High ground clearance
Dual-purpose tyres mounted on spoke wheels
Misses out on kickstart
High seat height can be a problem for short riders
Owning a cruiser is a distant dream for many motorcycle riders and a 1901 established British motorcycle company named Royal Enfield does that dream come true for you. With it’s very affordable pricing, brand value and lesser maintenance costs, this iconic brand is a sensation now among all age sections. Earlier Royal Enfield boasts only classic vintage models but now they are bringing in more latest modern motorcycles with state of the art technology into the fore which is a great sign. Let us see how much and how Royal Enfield bikes fares in India market.
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