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Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc will be one among the product line-up to be bigger and more powerful versions.
The confirmation of a bigger or higher displacement Himalayan comes from the CEO Siddhartha Lal of Eicher Motors, the parent company of Royal Enfield, in a recent interview.
In an interview with Motorcycle Magazine, Lal confirmed "Yes, we will. I'd say that in the order of 10% of our motorcycles in India are now 500cc, and 10% is now 60,000 bikes a year, so it's not a small number anymore - and learning from that, you realise there is a case from the Indian perspective for a bigger engined Himalayan, not just for export markets,"
He added that India has been central to the company's roots in ideas and future models, "I always come back to India because any product that we do manufacture with an eye on other parts of the world has to have its roots in India, where we have 96% of Royal Enfield customers."
About the bigger Royal Enfield Himalayan, he said, "So back to your question about higher capacity, we have selected which models we will be making bigger and more powerful versions of than we have today, and the Himalayan is one of those - but because our Indian customer says so, not anyone overseas."
The bigger Himalayan is expected to be powered by the recently spotted test mule of the Royal Enfield 750cc Continental GT. In the interview, Lal also said that RE "Won't go beyond that (750cc), and we won't go below 250cc either."
The 750cc Royal Enfiled engine seen on the slightly redesigned Continental GT frame is being tested to be "highway worthy". The 750cc engine is expected to power the upcoming bigger and more powerful motorcycles from Royal Enfield.
Although there is no official confirmation about the power output of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc, it is likely to produce close to 50bhp and 60Nm of torque. The 750cc Royal Enfield Himalayan hopes to plug the gap between cruising and off-roading.