Royal Enfield has launched the Himalayan adventure tourer motorcycle in Inida. The Himalayan is India's first sub 500cc adventure tourer and prices for the new bike start at Rs. 1.55 lakhs, ex-showroom (Mumbai).
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a brand new 410cc air and oil cooled single cylinder engine.The new engine produces 24.5bhp@6500rpm and the peak torque of 32Nm comes in at 4000-4500rpm.
The engine features a single overhead camshaft which is a first for Royal Enfield. The Himalayan also has a counter balance that helps reduce the vibrations from the engine.
The power and torque is sent to the rear wheel through a 5-speed manual gearbox and chain drive.
The chassis for the new bike has been developed by UK based Harris Performance, which is now owned by Royal Enfield.
The Himalayan features telescopic front forks with 200mm travel. At the rear, suspension duties are handled by a monoshock that offers 180mm travel. The ground clearance is a massive 220mm.
Braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc brake with 2-piston calipers at the front while a 240mm single piston caliper disc brake does the job at the rear.
Speaking of wheels, the front wheel is 21-inches in diameter while the rear is 18-inches in diameter. Both the wheels are spoked rims.
The Himalayan looks like a typical adventure tourer with its long travel suspension, upright seating position, and the upswept exhaust.
Royal Enfield has also added mounts on the fuel tank for carrying jerrycans as well as mounts on the rear for all your luggage needs for the long rides.
The new Himalayan will be available at all of Royal Enfield's 500+ dealerships across the country and currently has no rivals in the Indian market.