Royal Enfield launched its all-new adventure motorcycle the 'Himalayan' in India on March 16, 2016. The Himalayan was launched at an attractive price of Rs. 1.79 lakh On-road in Mumbai. Bookings for the adventure bike commences in most Indian cities from March 17, 2016.
Now it's come to light that Royal Enfield will not be able to sell their Himalayan motorcycle in Delhi. From April 2016, all-new two-wheelers launched in the country will have to comply with BS-IV emission norms. The Himalayan was launched in advanced, in an attempt to benefit from the restriction.
The Himalayan will receive a significant advantage in the Indian market. Royal Enfield can continue selling the motorcycle for a year in the country, prior to updating it. The BS-IV compliant motorcycle would cost definitely more, which would affect sales.
The Delhi Government is getting stringent on emission norms in the city. Unfortunately, since Royal Enfield found a loop in the rule, no Himalayan motorcycles can be registered in Delhi. The Himalayan is available in the NCR region and enthusiasts can head down for test rides.
Powering the Himalayan is an all-new 411cc single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine with overhead camshafts. The engine develops 24.5bhp, along with 32Nm of peak torque output and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Unfortunately, the adventure bike misses out on fuel-injection and ABS.