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Royal Enfield Himalayan

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Key specs
  • Displacement411 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported30 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight199 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

1,96,529
EMI   6,682/month EMI Calculated basis
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Down Payment - ₹ 39,306
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Himalayan key highlights

Engine Capacity 411 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 199 kg

About Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan is a adventure bikes available at a starting price of Rs. 1,91,853 in India. It is available in 6 variants and 9 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,08,520. The Himalayan is powered by 411cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 24.3 bhp and a torque of 32 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Royal Enfield Himalayan comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Himalayan bike weighs 199 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.

The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s off-road focussed motorcycle that received BS6-upgrade in 2020. In 2021, the motorcycle received three new colour schemes – Mirage Silver (new), Pine Green (new), and Granite Black (updated). The new colour options are accompanied by the existing options – Rock Red, Lake Blue, and Gravel Grey. Meanwhile, the company has discontinued the Snow and Sleet Grey paint options from the list.

The 2021 model also benefits from Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system. The navigation system is powered by Google Maps and it works with the Royal Enfield smartphone application to give turn-by-turn directions. The semi-digital instrument cluster, on the other hand, remains similar to the previous model. Other changes include revisions to the seat, the rear carrier, the front rack, and an updated design for the windscreen to further enhance the motorcycle’s touring capabilities.

The feature list retains halogen headlight, switchable ABS, and a hazard light switch. The mechanical specifications continue to use a 411cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 24.3bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. The motor is linked to a five-speed gearbox.

In terms of cycle parts, the Himalayan retains the 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-sport rubber. Braking is done by a 300mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS as standard. Suspension duties are taken care of by 41mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.

In terms of competition, the Royal Enfield Himalayan goes up against the BMW G310 GS and the KTM 250 Adventure in India.
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Royal Enfield Himalayan Expert Opinion

  • 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 Review

This is the 2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan and costs Rs 2.32 lakhs (on-road Mumbai) making it approximately Rs 8000 more expensive than the BS4 model.

Introduction

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

This is the 2020 Royal EnfieldHimalayan and it costs Rs 2.32 lakh (on-road Mumbai) making it approximately Rs 8000 more expensive than the BS4 model. But what do you get for those extra thousand rupees? Well, for starters, you get a BS6 compliant motor, some practical new features and it finally gets some fancy colour options.  

We had the opportunity to spend a few days with this Himalayan and this is what we feel about it. 

Quality

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

The Himalayan follows a minimalistic design theme. That means, there isn’t a lot of body panels or things that make the bike look aesthetically different. The only big cycle part that’s visible is the fuel tank. Rest of the parts are either situated inside the frame or on it. As a result, the bike feels and looks quite sturdy. The frame has been nicely weld too.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

 The paint finish feels a bit premium. The touch and feel of the switchgear is decent. The plastics around the instrument cluster, however, feel cheap. In fact, the buttons on it are super hard to press. The Himalayan can be thrashed around and chances of anything breaking now is slim.

Comfort

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One of the strongest points of the Himalayan is the seating ergos. With a seat height of just 800mm, it’s quite easy to swing a leg over.  It might look pretty easy for a 6.2ft tall person like me, but it is actually quite good for the average Indian too. And once you are seated, the seating triangle is perfect. The wide handlebar gives good leverage and it isn’t too far or inside. The footpegs are neutrally set. So touring on it should be comfortable.  

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

And if you are one of those, who will spend a lot of time off-road, well, the good news is, you are going to enjoy the Himalayan because the stand-up ergos are really good. You can reach on to the bar easily, and there’s more than enough space to hold on to the fuel tank. The other aspect of the Himalayan that we appreciate is the suspension setup. It’s comfortable and takes most of the road abuses without a fuss.

Performance

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The 2020 Himalayan now gets a BS6 compliant motor. The power output has gone down marginally. But what has gone up is the level of refinement. The fuel-injected motor feels and sounds more refined. Even at higher revs, the engine feels stress-free. The Himalayan is now 5kgs heavier. As a result, the power-to-weight ratio has gone down and one can feel that in the lower revs.  

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

The engine feels lazier to go off the start line.  But once in motion, the strong mid-range puts the motorcycle in a decent speed. This Himalayan can easily cruise at 110kmph and you will get minimal vibes. The five-speed gearbox continues to be a bit notchy at low speed.  

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The brakes on this Himalayan have improved considerably, especially at the rear but the front continues to return a spongy feel. There’s decent bite, but the feeling isn’t nice.  The off-road performance of the Himalayan is commendable. The combination of large ground clearance and long travel suspension makes exploring an easy affair .In fact, the stand-up ergos lets you do some tight trails without the need of adjusting your body every few minutes. 

Technology

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The BS6 Himalayan is now somewhat tech-friendly as it gets things like fuel-injection and ABS that can be switched off. Most of the other bits like semi-digital instrument cluster and spoke wheels have been carried forward from the older Himalayan. Even in its 2020 avatar, this motorcycle misses out on some important features like LED headlamp, tail-lamp and turn indicators. It doesn’t come with mobile charging point even as an option.  

Fuel Efficiency

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With a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres and a tested fuel efficiency of 31kmpl, the Himalayan has a riding range of 465kms on a single full tank. But being a fuel-injected motor, it is always good to refuel the motorcycle when the fuel indicator needle touches the quarter-mark.   

Fitness of purpose

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Adventure bikes have one main purpose – to be versatile. The bike should go wherever the rider wants to take it. Be it the hills. Across the river. Or over a massive pothole. It also needs to be extremely comfortable for the daily commute. The riding position should be comfortable. The feet should reach the ground easily. It also needs be decently fuel efficient. The Himalayan meets all these requirements and that is why it makes for such a wonderful do-it-all motorcycle.   

Our take

Royal Enfield Himalayan Exterior

If you are in the market for a good all-rounder motorcycle, your search should end at the Himalayan. It checks all the right boxes. It’s easy to ride, is comfortable, can do long distance with ease, and when the road ends, the Himalayan can take you places where a normal motorcycle would struggle. The only reason you should avoid this bike is if you want a feature-rich motorcycle.  

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Royal Enfield Himalayan mileage

As reported by Himalayan owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan is 30 kmpl.

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Himalayan

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm

    Max Torque 32 Nm @ 4,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 411 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 78 mm

    Stroke 86 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Digital electronic ignition

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 450 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 21"

    Rear Tyre Size 120/90 - 17"

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston, Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 21 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel

    Rear Suspension Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 199 kg

    Overall Length 2,190 mm

    Overall Width 840 mm

    Wheelbase 1,465 mm

    Ground Clearance 220 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,370 mm

    Chassis Type Half-duplex split cradle frame

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator No

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12 volt, 8 AH MF

Headlight TypeHalogen

Headlight Bulb Type12V, H4-60/55W

Brake/Tail Light12V, 4/1W

Turn Signal12V, 10W X 4nos

Pass LightYes

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Royal Enfield Himalayan User Reviews

4.5 (658 ratings) 249 reviews
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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 2

    Maintenance cost

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  •  5Where you see you can reach. 1 week ago by Vishnu, Kattapana

    I am using Himalayan and its awesome. Where you see you can reach there. No limit for travel. I am really enjoying this bike. Its good for cruising and off roads. Road and no road it doesn't matter. It will go wherever you want to. When you ride the Himalayan you fell t

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Dream bike for me 1 week ago by Vivekkoranga, Bageshwar

    Fantastic and fabulous. This is really a dream bike for me and my friends. Easy to ride. Seating is comfortable, Mileage is too good. My friends and my brother also ride this bike . Basically Royal Enfield bike is good but Himalayan bike is too good for me and my family

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5My dream Beauty 1 week ago by Biswajit Muduli

    My dream is to own a Himalayan one day. Earlier I was fascinated towards the classic 350 but one day I rode my friend's Himalayan and from that moment I decided that it will be my dream to own this. I wish one day I will own this beauty. My first trip would be to Ladakh

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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