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Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023]



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Royal Enfield has discontinued the Himalayan [2015-2023] and the bike is out of production.

Himalayan [2015-2023] Key Highlights

Engine Capacity411 cc
Mileage - ARAI
32 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight182 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity15 litres
Seat Height800 mm

Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] Summary

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is an adventure motorcycle that is available in six variants and six colourways. The standard version is priced at Rs 2,14,519 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the top-end model costs Rs 2,23,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Powering the Royal Enfield Himalayan is a 411cc air/oil-cooled, BS6 motor that makes 24.3bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm at 4,500rpm. The engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox. The ADV gets a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres, while it tips the weighing scales at 199kg. The Himalayan comes equipped with disc brakes at both ends, while the safety net includes dual-channel ABS as a standard fitment.

Royal Enfield recently introduced three new colour options for the 2023 Himalayan, which include Sleet Black, Dune Brown, and Glacier Blue. These are accompanied by existing paint schemes, namely Gravel Grey, Pine Green, and Granite Black. For the model year 2023, Royal Enfield has discontinued the Lake Blue, Mirage Silver, and Rock Red paint themes.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan also benefits from the Tripper Navigation system, powered by Google Maps. Besides turn-by-turn navigation, the semi-digital instrument cluster here remains unchanged, and it shows a plethora of rider information. Meanwhile, on the features front, the new Himalayan gets a USB charging port, switchable dual-channel ABS, a halogen headlight, and a hazard light switch.

As for the hardware, the Royal Enfield Himalayan comes equipped with 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke wheels. These come shod with dual-sport rubber from Ceat. Then, the suspension duties are handled by 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a link-type monoshock at the back.

As far as competition is concerned, the Royal Enfield Himalayan rivals the KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G310 GS, Suzuki V-Strom SX, and the KTM 250 Adventure in India.

Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] Review

  • Good Things

    • Engine has lots of torque
    • High ground clearance
    • Dual-purpose tyres mounted on spoke wheels
  • Could be Better

    • Misses out on kickstart
    • High seat height can be a problem for short riders

BikeWale's Take

The Himalayan is Royal Enfield's most affordable motorcycle in the adventure touring segment. It packs a torquey motor, good off-roading capabilities and a comfortable upright riding stance. Apart from touring it can also be used for daily commuting.

Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] Expert Opinion

The Royal Enfield Himalayan changed the way motorcyclists travel and tour in India. This bike gave a lot of Indians the ability to see new places and explore the wild side of this vast country – all in a budget that didn't burn a hole in the pocket. In fact, I know some people whose first bike was the Himalayan and four years later, they are still holding onto it purely due to their love for affordable travel and exploration.

Introduction

Front View

The Royal Enfield Himalayan changed the way motorcyclists travel and tour in India. This bike gave a lot of Indians the ability to see new places and explore the wild side of this vast country – all in a budget that didn't burn a hole in the pocket. In fact, I know some people whose first bike was the Himalayan and four years later, they are still holding onto it purely due to their love for affordable travel and exploration.

For 2021, Royal Enfield decided to make things a bit fancier, more comfortable and aspirational for the Indian buyers. So it gave it some new paint schemes, a navigation system, better windscreen and the seat. We spent a few days with this Royal Enfield and this is what we feel about this ADV. But before, we get into the details, let’s talk about the aesthetic upgrades.

The Visuals

Right Side View

The Himalayan was always known for its no-non sense, rugged and versatile design. ADVs by nature and form are bound to be abused quite a lot in various terrains. That means, there will be plenty of falls. The Himalayan's design allows the rider to save some money because the bodywork and the panels aren’t affected much. Just some scratches that honestly don’t make the bike look shabby.  

Right Rear Three Quarter

For 2021, Royal Enfield also decided to give the Himalayan some fancy new paint schemes. The one you see here goes by the name Pine Green and it looks pretty cool, especially if you park it in the wild. The bike also gets a revised windscreen. This time it’s wider (to accommodate the tripper) and also a bit darker (due to the tint). The Chennai-based company has also worked on making the frame next to the fuel tank smaller. As a result, taller riders are far more comfortable now as their knees don’t hit the frame anymore under hard braking. The tail section has been revised too, thanks to the addition of a new tail rack. It now gets a metal plate on top of it to make loading of luggage friendlier. 

The Package

Royal Enfield Himalayan Handlebar Assembly

The Himalayan is equipped with dual-channel ABS. This system lets you switch off ABS at the back so that you can have more control off-road. There’s this new navigation display added on the cluster that shows the direction. But in order to use this feature, the system needs to be connected to the smartphone and that can be done via Royal Enfield’s connected app.  

Royal Enfield Himalayan Front Suspension

Most of the other cycle parts like the suspension, brakes, tyres and wheels have been carried over from the outgoing model. Unfortunately, the 2021 Himalayan continues to get the same old bulb setup on the headlight and also on the turn indicators. 

The Ride

Front View

The 2021 Himalayan feels no different than its 2020 counterpart when it comes to performance and ride. The single-cylinder still carries the same level of refinement. The NVH is pretty good. The power delivery is linear and the good torque low-down keeps things interesting on the road as well as off the road. Due to increase in weight, there's a noticeable difference in performance, thanks to decreased power-to-weight ratio, but the experience continues to be fun. 

Front View

100kmph is a comfortable cruising speed for this Himalayan. It can even stay at 110kmph for long hours but you will have to deal with minimal vibes. The five-speed gearbox has got minutely better, but it is still not perfect.  There are no complaints about the ride comfort. The bike is excellent there, thanks to the brilliant suspension setup.

Front View

 Plus that comfortable and wide seat is an icing on the cake. Even for stand-up riding, the ergos are perfect. Taller riders don’t necessarily need a handlebar riser. The brakes though, especially the front one still needs some work in the feel and power departments. The rear works flawlessly and yes, it is still fun to switch off the ABS at the rear wheel and get that rear out in the dirt. 

Conclusion

Front View

With the 2021 upgrades, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has become far more desirable. The new paint scheme is stunning to look at. The turn-by-turn navigation system works and with its multiple color combination makes it feel a bit more premium. Other small changes like the wider windscreen and smaller fuel tank frame have made the bike a bit more practical. In terms of comfort, the Himalayan has been excelling since long and it’s no different with the 2021 version. And when it comes to the overall performance, this ADV works well for Indian conditions. The high-speed touring might be little difficult due to vibrations but the Himalayan clearly works as a 100kmph all day motorcycle. It can also be used in the city on an everyday basis, but its kerb weight might bother a few of the riders. So in short, buy the Himalayan if you are into exploring the country on two-wheels and also want to use it as a daily commuter. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] mileage

Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] mileage

The ARAI mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] is 32 kmpl. The average of the Himalayan [2015-2023] is 30 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

Himalayan [2015-2023] mileage details

Himalayan [2015-2023] Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          411 cc
        • Max Power
          24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          32 Nm @ 4500 rpm
        • Mileage - ARAI
          32 kmpl
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
        • Rear Suspension
          Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel
        • Braking System
          -
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          182 kg
        • Seat Height
          800 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          220 mm
        • Overall Length
          2190 mm
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
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        • Standard Warranty
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      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
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        • Instrument Console
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        • Odometer
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        • Speedometer
          Analogue
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      Royal Enfield Himalayan [2015-2023] User Reviews

      4.5/5

      (986 Ratings) 338 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

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      4

      Comfort


      3

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      4

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      4

      Value for Money

      Conquer Any Terrain: The Himalayan 411cc - A Rider's Dream Come True!

      4 weeks ago


      Swapnil Samfrancisco

      The Himalayan 411cc is a dream ride! Buying was a breeze, with a smooth process & knowledgeable staff. Riding feels like conquering any terrain effortlessly. Its rugged looks turn heads, and its performance matches the hype. Servicing is hassle-free, minimal maintenance.
      Pros: Versatile, robust, reliable & comfortable for pillion
      Cons: Slight vibrations at high speeds & battery drains if not used for a few weeks.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      36 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Battery draining is a big issue. Always disconnect the battery if you won't be using it for more than a week. Especially in winter.

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      2


      All about my experience since 2021

      7 weeks ago


      Abhijit Chamuah

      It's quiet on the expensive segment as per the specifications. But it's a killer machine. The road presence is amazing and has a great effect of aura on the people. The mileage is average (approx. 26kmpl). But totally disappointed by the services available at my place. Overall my experience is very good since it is one of my dream bike

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      2

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Try some extra market synthetic oil such as Liquimoly

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      2


      0


      Excellent Bike for Road Trip

      10 weeks ago


      Waseemuddin Syed

      I have never owned this bike but will surely buy this, because I love this bike's look-wise performance-wise moreover what I love is it can be ridden on hilly roads and Panniers with allot less maintenance. I have never seen any negative points in the upgraded model but I saw a few videos of previous versions that bike Handel comes out while driving but never experienced such.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      Never owned

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      0

      Himalayan Melting Pot: Royal Enfield’s Adventurous Trail Riding.

      12 weeks ago


      Aadh

      As I start the engine of my Royal Enfield Himalayan, the familiar grumble fills the air announcing another journey to take place. This reliable friend has been my unwavering assistant for years over bumpy terrains and twisted roads, always delivering exhilarating experiences.
      One of the things that impressed me most about the Himalayan is its adaptability. Irrespective of whether I am on rocky trails or cruising on a freeway, this bike handles everything with ease. Its robust suspension soaks up undulations and potholes with ease giving a smooth and comfortable ride even on very rough terrain. Long trips feel like child’s play due to its upright riding position and comfy seat, allowing me to cover distances without fatigue.
      At its core is a 411cc single-cylinder engine which powers it both as an off-roader or regular commuter. The torque at lower revs means that it can easily handle steep inclines or tricky ground conditions with sufficient power while city riding is pleasurable because of smooth power delivery. Yes, it may not be the fastest motorcycle around but what it lacks in speed it more than compensates for in reliability and strength.
      This motorcycle’s soul is its 411cc single-cylinder engine which strikes the perfect balance between power and torque for both off-road exploration and everyday riding around town. The low-end grunt guarantees enough torque to climb steep hills or deal with difficult surfaces whereas smooth delivery makes city riding enjoyable. It may not be the fastest bike in the world but what it lacks in speed, it more than compensates in reliability and sturdiness.
      It is a journey motorbike that may tackle excessive terrains with its robust constructed Royal Enfield Himalayan. The following are a number of its key technicalities:
      1. Engine: This motorbike is geared up with a 411cc engine that's air-cooled and single cylindered as a result it has the capability to provide around 24.3 hp and 32 Nm of torque. It also capabilities fuel injection that complements throttle response and improves gas consumption.
      2. Chassis: The Himalayas had been created in the sort of manner that they have a of-duplex split cradle frame this means they may be greater rigid than ever, but nonetheless agile sufficient for normal use. These frames supply it a very good stability and deal with characteristics.
      Three. Suspension: Long-journey suspension comprises a telescopic front fork of 41mm diameter and a backside mono-shock-enabled suspension system. This offers the motorcycle a complete wheel tour of 200mm both at the front and rear while allowing it without difficulty negotiate bumps also deal with difficult terrain comfortably.
      Four. Brakes: The motorbike uses one-of-a-kind disc brakes; one at the front measures approximately 300mm whilst the opposite one at the return is approximately 240 mm long, therefore presenting enough braking force when important together for the duration of off-avenue driving eventualities. Furthermore, you may observe that there may be Dual-channel ABS available as a way to make your stoppings more secure by avoiding skidding on slippery surfaces.
      Five. Wheels and Tires: It moves on wheels having spokes, spoked wheels, whose sizes are 21 inches for the front one even as the rear one have to be about seventeen inches in diameter These tires are typically double-purpose as a result offer higher street grip in either case whether or not graveled or regular roads at all times for safety purposes too.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      33 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      1. Regular Oil Changes: Change the engine oil and oil filter at ordinary intervals as consistent with the manufacturer's tips. Clean oil guarantees proper lubrication and extends the lifestyles of your engine. 2. Check and Clean Air Filter: Inspect the air clear out regularly and clean or replace it as needed. A clean air filter promotes better airflow to the engine, improving overall performance and fuel efficiency. Three. Chain Maintenance: Keep the force chain smooth and nicely lubricated to prevent premature wear and tear. Adjust the chain tension as vital to hold most desirable performance. 4. Tire Inspection: Check tire pressure regularly and investigate tires for symptoms of wear or harm. Properly inflated tires ensure better managing and safety on the street. 5. Brake System: Check brake pads and discs for wear and update them if essential. Also, make sure right brake fluid levels and investigate brake traces for any signs of leaks or harm. 6. Suspension and Steering: Inspect suspension components and guidance bearings for any symptoms of wear or looseness. Properly maintained suspension guarantees a easy and snug experience. 7. Electrical System: Check all lighting, indicators, and electric connections frequently to make certain they're functioning nicely. Clean and lubricate electric connectors to save you corrosion. 8. Coolant System: Check coolant ranges and look into hoses for leaks or damage. Flush and update coolant as per the producer's recommendations to prevent overheating. 9. Throttle and Clutch: Lubricate throttle and clutch cables frequently to ensure smooth operation. Adjust cable anxiety as wanted for most effective overall performance. 10. General Inspection: Periodically check out the motorbike for any symptoms of fluid leaks, free bolts, or other problems. Address any problems directly to prevent further harm.

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      Mighty Himalyan

      12 weeks ago


      Dipender

      Best bike and super price hill ride most popular bike The Enfield Himalayan is an outstanding bike, known for its light and easy-to-ride nature. The convenience of the self-starter eliminates the need for kick-starting, and the effective side stand makes parking effortless. The digital central console is user-friendly and easy to read. While designed primarily for off-road applications, its ride handling on city roads is commendable. The bike's rugged and distinctive appearance adds to its appeal, and the engine springs to life effortlessly with the self-start button. Smooth and easy gear shifts enhance the overall riding experience. The Himalayan is not only easy to handle but also versatile, suitable for both city commuting and off-road adventures.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Tight chain and oil it after 300 kms

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      0

      Royal Enfiled Himalayan - True Review

      13 weeks ago


      Thiagu

      The Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 is a capable adventure motorcycle that delivers a unique blend of ruggedness, versatility, and affordability. While it may not have the latest technology or the highest performance figures, it excels in its ability to take riders on unforgettable adventures both on and off the road. Value for money.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      Never owned

      Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Regular Servicing,Engine Oil,Air Filter,Chain Maintenance,Suspension

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