SCOOP: Royal Enfield Himalayan’s engine photographed up-close

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Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine (3)

The Royal Enfield Himalayan has already been spotted in its production ready avatar, equipped with delivery ready bells and whistles and possibly optional luggage panniers. This time around, we received a new set of spy images that caught Royal Enfield’s newly developed motor, sans the motorcycles, from one of our friends and avid Motoroids follower.

Click here to read our detailed take on the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan

Meant to be a completely new, 410cc single cylinder unit – the engine looks different in shape and construction than any thumper that we have seen and ridden till date. 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 Royal Enfield motorcycles of yore, sits on the right-hand side of the engine. The Himalayan will also be the first Royal Enfield to shed the kick-starter.

We really cannot pin-point many technical details with these images. As reported earlier, the Himalayan will debut with an all-new 410cc, oil-cooled engine, possibly with fuel injection technology, which will reportedly deliver 24 bhp of power while the torque output is expected to hover between 35-40Nm. The engine is also expected to receive a five-speed transmission.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine (1)

Click here to “Hear the Royal Enfield Himalayan’s exhaust note”

This new motorcycle will be a purpose built touring machine, and the freshest Royal Enfield that the brand has seen in over a century. The showroom ready model that was spotted last week came draped in shades of blue and contrasted with white but that could very well be a wrap rather than a paintjob.

As reported earlier, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will reportedly be launched in early 2016. The motorcycle is expected to carry a competitive price tag of below the psychological barrier of Rs 2 lakh. In fact one of the automotive publications said that this “go-anywhere” motorcycle will be priced between Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh. The launch date is inching closer and we expect to hear official announcements very soon.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine (2)

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