Update: Motoroids reader and fan Nagesh Prayag has shared some fresh image of the Royal Enfield Himalayan with us, caught parked in a flood stricken Chennai. Many thanks to Nagesh for sharing the image with us. The new image shows the Himalayan from the sides detailing its step seat very clearly. More images of the production ready RE Himalayan have been doing the rounds on the Internet and these images follow this update.
Several spy images later, what seems to be the final production version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan has been spotted.
Gone is the sinister matte black attire of the test mules, and in comes a camouflage/military themed colouration. Done up in shades of blue and contrasted with white, it could very well be wrap rather than a paintjob. The fuel tank, the high set front mudguard and the side panels will be painted (or wrapped) in these army colors.
Suspension, engine, rims, fenders and other cycle parts are sheathed in matte black, which look the part. The round, clear lens headlamp is fairly large, and gets a matte silver finished surround. The Royal Enfield name is hosted on a plaque that rests in between the braces on either side of the fuel tank. These braces also support the fixed headlamp.
The underbelly guards are done up in grey, while the levers and handlebar weights are finished off in chrome. It’s not clear whether the pannier is the image is a genuine RE accessory, or an aftermarket fitment.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, due in January 2016, will be a purpose built touring machine, and the freshest Royal Enfield that the brand has seen in over a century. The Himalayan will debut with an all-new 410cc, oil-cooled engine that will reportedly deliver 24 bhp. The engine is likely to be strapped to a five-speed transmission.