After a long time, fresh images of what appears to be a production-ready unit of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, have surfaced on the interweb. The images reveal the Himalayan’s rugged outdoorsy personality, which is a good thing as Royal Enfield will be projecting the Himalayan as an adventure tourer motorcycle upon launch.
To help riders munch away those adventurous miles without much hassle, Royal Enfield has equipped the Himalayan with blacked-out telescopic front forks (with dust protectors), high-mounted front mudguard, tall wind deflector, high ground clearance, and chunky off-road tyres. Other notable features on the Himalayan include a new fuel tank design, round headlamp, monoshock rear suspension, pannier holders, raised handlebars, redesigned instrument cluster, front & rear disc brakes, and an upswept exhaust.
The ergonomics, like many Royal Enfield motorcycles, appear to be straight-forward and relaxed, thus likely to help the riders traverse more miles sans fatigue. The upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan will receive an all-new engine, rumoured to be a 400cc single block oil-cooled unit (as opposed to the earlier predicted air-cooled motor). The new engine is also likely to benefit from fuel injection rather than a carburettor setup. The torque output figure is expected to be about 40 Nm, nearly 12 Nm (or so) higher than the current 350cc engine. The launch of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to be launched sometime later this year, if not early next year.
Find more spy images of this motorcycle in the gallery below.
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