The Himalayan is an ‘all-rounder’ motorcycle built on an all new platform from Royal Enfield. It is a 411cc adventure motorcycle which was partly developed in the United Kingdom. The motorcycle brings a series of firsts for the brand.
In terms of styling, it is purposeful. Minimalistic styling and no fancy curves and creases. The motorcycle comes in white or black with a neat Himalayan graphic running across the centre of the motorcycle. Recently, the ‘Sleet’ has been added to the range.
The Himalayan is powered by a fuel-injected 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 24.5bhp at 6500rpm and peak torque of 32Nm at 4000-4500rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Talking about its braking, the Himalayan gets a 300mm single Bybre disc with twin-piston calliper in front and a 220mm disc with single-piston calliper at the rear. ABS is offered as an option, but the Sleet does not get this option.
The suspension duties of the bike are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks at the front with 200mm travel and a monoshock in the rear. The bike rides on a 21-inch 90/90 CEAT tyre in the front and 17-inch 120/90 tyre at the rear. These are on/off-road tyres, as befits the motorcycle.
The motorcycles comes with a number of additional accessories, from aluminium panniers to an after-market exhaust. For Rs 26,000 more, you can opt for the ‘Sleet’ edition which is a different looking upgraded version. It gets a grey camouflage paint scheme, and the ‘Explorer’ kit is offered as standard with the Sleet. What it nets you is two 26 litre aluminium panniers, a handlebar with a cross brace and an engine guard. The Sleet is limited to just 500 units. The Himalayan currently faces no direct competition, although the Hero Xpulse 200 will join it in the segment at the end of 2018. The standard Himalayan is available in either white or black. It is priced at Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) onward.
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 - ₹ 2,16,826 onwards (On-road, Sultanpur). It is available in 2 versions - Fi ABS and Sleet ABS. See price of Himalayan in top cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.
Royal Enfield Himalayan User Reviews near Sultanpur
4.4(381 ratings)165 reviews
5Ride it if you can.. 2 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
4Beast bike for youngsters.... 11 months ago by Ashish Ranjan, Siwan
The day i saw this bike...... wow....... uncle se puchha "kaun si bike hai"....... he gave me all the details....But after 3-4 years later....I told papa, want to purchase this bike.... but the showroom was not in my district....So me and papa came to the state capi
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
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