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Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet launched in India. The new Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Edition is priced at Rs 2.12 lakh on-road (Chennai).
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet is essentially the same model with the camouflage paint scheme and comes equipped with the Explorer Kit. The Himalayan Sleet is a limited edition model limited to 500 units and will be available exclusively online for a booking amount of Rs 5,000.
Interested buyers will need to register online to buy the Himalayan Sleet beginning January 12 till January 30, 2018. The sale of the limited edition adventure tourer will go live on January 30, 2018, and will be on a first come first serve basis.
The first 500 units of the Himalayan Sleet edition will come equipped with the Explorer Kit. The kit includes pre-fitted 26-litre water resistant aluminium panniers, pannier mounting rails, off-road style aluminium handlebar with cross-brace and bar-end weights along with an engine guard with powder coating finish.
The new camouflage paint scheme takes inspiration from the Himalayas, and the word 'Sleet' means 'rain containing some ice, as when the snow melts as it falls.' The Himalayan Sleet also comes with a 2-year warranty by Royal Enfield. Along with the Explorer Kit, the Sleet Edition is about Rs 28,000 more than the regular model.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet continues to draw power from the 411c, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 24bhp @ 6,500rpm and 32Nm of torque @ 4,500rpm mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Speaking about the new motorcycle, Royal Enfield President Rudratej Singh said, "The new Himalayan Sleet is inspired by the terrain of Royal Enfield's spiritual home - the Himalayas, its craggy land, the gorges, edgy peaks all brought together in the colours of the sleet."
The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet launch in India is an attempt to showcase the motorcycle adventure tourer image. The camouflage paint scheme looks brilliant and adds some flair to the bike. That said, the Himalayan has been facing flak for its reliability in the recent past, and we hope Royal Enfield has addressed those questions in the new Himalayan.