Royal Enfield Himalayan unveiled. Official release, specifications, images and all you need to know

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Royal Enfiled Himalayan right side view(21)

Royal Enfield unveiled their rather tall looking motorcycle, aptly called the Himalayan today. Historically known for manufacturing retro looking machines powered by archaic motors, this will be their attempt to please bikers who’ve for long been scaling summits, powered by thumpers. An all new motorcycle, powered by a completely new engine in many years will announce their foray into the adventure motorcycling segment.

Royal Enfiled Himalayan engine (16)

Speaking of the engine specifications, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a four stroke air cooled 410cc (411cc to be precise) single cylinder motor that looks different in shape and construction than any thumper that we have seen thus far from Royal Enfield. The new motor cranks out max power of 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm with peak torque rated at 32 nm @ 4500 rpm.

Royal Enfiled Himalayan (17)

The motorcycle is held together by a half duplex split cradle frame, suspended on 41mm telescopic front suspension with 200mm travel and a 180mm travel linked monoshock at the rear. A low seat height with a 21 inch front and 17 inch rear tyre- the motorcycle aims at tackling undulations and broken terrain with relative ease.

Royal Enfiled Himalayan front suspension (15)

Royal Enfiled Himalayan rear suspension (12)

The all-black painted power plant gets the latest Royal Enfield branding on either side. Moreover, unlike old-gen Royal Enfield designs, the final drive-chain on the Himalayan sits on the left side of the motorcycle. The clutch too, contrary to the quintessential RE motorcycles till date, sits on the right-hand side of the engine. The Himalayan will also be the first Royal Enfield to ditch the kick-starter.

Royal Enfiled Himalayan (18)

Company CEO claims that the motorcycle has been built as a bare bones model to keep the weight low and ensure that there are no loosely bound unnecessary parts which may compromise the rugged nature and go-anywhere capability of the motorcycle.

Royal Enfiled Himalayan (19)

Tested extensively on a variety of terrains at the hands of many professionals, including one C S Santhosh, the Himalayan is claimed to have been built to tread the tough Himalayan terrain better than any other motorcycle in its class. Company CEO Siddharth Lal has also written an emotional blog about the journey of the new motorcycle’s development. The web log throws light on the concept of the motorcycle along with what all went into its development – you can read this story HERE.

Expected to be offered in two variants along with a whole gamut of accessories, the new RE Himalayan has sent the brand’s fans into a euphoric spiral owing to its novel attributes. The pricing has been kept a suspense till mid March 2016.

Here’s the technical specifications of the motorcycle you have been waiting for plus an image gallery from the launch for you to savour. And yes, in case you have missed out on the videos, we’re putting them again for your viewing pleasure.

ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
TypeSingle cylinder, air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC
Displacement411cc
Bore x Stroke78mm x 86mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Maximum Power24.5 bhp (18.02 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque32 nm @ 4000 – 4500 rpm
Ignition systemTCI, multi-curve
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 speed constant mesh
LubricationWet sump
Fuel SupplyCarburettor with throttle position sensor
Engine StartElectric only
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
TypeHalf-duplex split cradle frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 200mm travel
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with linkage, 180mm wheel travel
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase1465mm
Ground Clearance220mm
Length2190mm
Width840mm
Seat Height800mm
Height1360mm (flyscreen top)
Kerb weight182 kgs
Fuel Capacity15 +/- 0.5 lts
BRAKES & TYRES
Front tyre90/90-21”
Rear tyre120/90-17”
Front brakes300mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear brakes240mm disc, single piston floating caliper
ELECTRICALS
Electricals system12 volt- DC
Battery12 volt- 8 AH VRLA
Headlamp12V H4 60/55W
Tail lampLED

ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN IMAGE GALLERY

Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (6)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (7)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (8)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (9)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (10)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (11)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (12)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (13)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (14)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (15)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (16)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (1)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (2)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (3)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (4)
Royal Enfield Himalayan Adventure Motorcycle (5)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan dashboard (1)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan dashboard and tank (6)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan engine (16)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan front suspension (15)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan fuel tank (10)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan in action (7)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan monoshock (2)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan rear suspension (12)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan rear tail light (13)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan right side view(21)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan side stand
Royal Enfiled Himalayan switchgear (3)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan switchgear (9)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan (17)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan (18)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan (19)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan exhaust (20)
Royal Enfiled Himalayan (8)

ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN VIDEOS

 

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  • dineshkumar says:

    right now the himalayan look like fully off road machine,when it cames to daily city use any changes made on this bike or not
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  • Jayanand says:

    Never been a RE fan. Never liked any of their bikes. But this, this here, the Himalayan, this is a whole new thing. RE gets my salute for trying something new, something different. Hope it gets refined with necessary additions over the course of time. I wish this bike makes it big.

  • Glen Gonsalves says:

    Mutliple Variants?…..Did not hear a mention of multiple variants during the unveil. Is this confirmed?