A number of spy images of the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan have started to surface as the new thumper nears the launch date. But, for the first time, the motorcycle paparazzi have managed to snap the instrument cluster of this upcoming adventure tourer. Moreover, the source of these new spy images also claim that the Himalayan will benefit from ABS by 2017.
The instrument cluster, which has a rugged look to match with the character of the Himalayan, isn’t particularly designed to grab eyeball. A Royal Enfield Thunderbird style analogue-cum-digital console – comprising of an analogue speedometer and a LCD screen which is likely to hold the odometer, trip meters and a digital clock – sits at the left most part of the instrument panel. The right side of the instrument panel will house an analogue tachometer, analogue fuel gauge and another dial which appears to be a compass with a digital altimeter. The tell-tale indicators are placed right at the centre of the console between the speedometer and the tachometer. The overall design, apart from the inclusion of the digital compass, remains bare basic.
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As reported before, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in two variants – an adventure tourer and a street focused version. The adventure tourer variant is aimed to devour lesser known roads, and will come packed with features such as windscreen, luggage panniers and a high raised mudguard. The street focused avatar of the motorcycle is expected to roll out of the showrooms sans the windscreen, luggage panniers, a conventional front fender and a relatively cheaper price tag.
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Both variants are expected to draw power from an all-new 410cc oil-cooled engine which is rumoured to deliver 24 bhp of power. The engine is also expected to receive a five-speed transmission. According to previous reports, Royal Enfield intends to price the Himalayan below the psychological barrier of Rs 2 lakh and in fact, according to insiders, may well be priced between Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh.
The motorcycle was earlier spotted on the production line and is rumoured to make its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. Meanwhile, Royal Enfield still continues to test India’s first lower displacement adventure tourer on the outskirts of Chennai.
Instrument Cluster Spy Image Source: ZigWheels