The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s only off-road focused motorcycle that is now BS6-compliant. As part of the update, the Himalayan gets three new colour schemes- Gravel Grey, Rock Red and Lake Blue along with the Snow White, Granite Black and Sleet Grey colours from the earlier model.
It also gets new features like a switchable ABS which turns off the ABS to the rear wheel and a hazard light switch. Royal Enfield has also equipped the motorcycle with a revised side stand. The motorcycle uses a 411cc, single-cylinder engine that is now BS6-compliant. In terms of cycle parts, the Himalayan retains the 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-sport rubber. Braking is done by a 300mm disc upfront and a 220mm disc at the rear with ABS as standard. Meanwhile, suspension duties are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.
Royal Enfield is also offering a three-year warranty with the new Himalayan. In terms of competition, the motorcycle goes up against the BMW G310 GS and the KTM 390 Adventure in India.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Expert Opinion
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
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 Price - ₹ 2,18,102 onwards (On-road, Chhapra). It is available in 5 versions - Fi ABS - BS IV, Sleet ABS - BS IV, Standard - BS VI, Sleet and Gravel Grey - BS VI and Dual Tone - BS VI. See price of Himalayan in top cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.
My cousin owns this bike and its loads of fun, its simplicity is its biggest advantage. Its raw and rugged look compels you to take it off the road. Its highly maneuverable in traffic and performs fairly well on rocky terrain. However, the abs might prove to be bit of a
4A great budget friendly adventure tourer 5 months ago by Sumon, Siliguri
Re generally offers a good buying experience. No hassle i mean.The bike has been superb , its upgraded totally. The previous version had many flaws but this one equipped with abs is a beast. Cruising is easy as cutting a cake in this beast. Talking about mileage i get a
5Ride it if you can.. 4 months ago by Ansu, Lucknow
1. Buying process is so easy. I got bike in less than two hours. Staff was very supportive. They brief me everything about bike before handing over it to me.2. Riding is so comfortable and good. I never felt tired on seat even driving 700 km in a single day. I drive it
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