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The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the first motorcycle that introduced a massive change in the brand's progression. Now, a Himalayan in a new avatar was spotted at a dealership in India.
The motorcycle in the spy pics reveals a new Royal Enfield Himalayan in camouflage colour. Currently, the adventure motorcycle from the iconic brand is available in Snow and Graphite colours, with the Camouflage, the bike is available in three colours.
The spied Himalayan in camouflage colour seems to be a production-ready motorcycle, and the India launch is expected in January or February 2018. The motorcycle that you see here is in grey tone and white and dark pixel graphics. Apart from the new colour, the Himalayan's design continues to be the same with no visible changes.
Mechanically, the Royal Enfield Himalayan camouflage continues to be powered by the 411cc, single-cylinder engine, four-stroke, air-cooled, fuel injected engine. The unit produces 24.5bhp and 32Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Himalayan is built on a half-duplex split cradle frame to add to its off-road credentials. The Himalayan features long travel suspension with 41mm front forks with 200mm travel. At the rear is a mono shock with 180mm wheel travel.
Braking duties are carried out by 300mm disc brake at the front and 240mm disc brake; however, the bike does miss out on ABS, although Royal Enfield is expected to offer it sooner. The Himalayan boasts of 220mm of ground clearance making it easier to ride over some of the difficult terrains.
The motorcycle is shod with a tread pattern tyres that works across varied terrains. Also, the bike's ergonomics are suited for a comfortable ride and handling with the optimised handlebar, seat, footpeg positioning along with a narrow fuel tank. The exhaust is upswept making it easier to wade through water and take on more in-depth river crossings.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure tourer motorcycle, and it comes with mounts at the front and back for hard aluminium panniers, soft luggage, jerry cans or duffle bags.
There are no precise details of the Royal Enfield Himalayan camouflage price in India, but we expect to be dearer by Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 compared to the other two colours on offer.
Royal Enfield has at the forefront in offering newer colours on all its motorcycles as recently the Thunderbird cruiser was spotted in red and yellow colours and will be named as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X and Thunderbird 350X. While the Himalayan's quality has come under severe criticism, we hope that the newer Himalayan is better in quality.