|Engine Displ. :||411 cc|
|Power :||24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Mileage :||29.48 kmpl|
|No Of Gears :||5 Speed|
|Fuel System :||NA|
|Head Lamp :||Halogen|
|Wheels Type :||Spoke|
|Tyre Type :||Tube|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||Y|
Royal Enfield has launched the new Himalayan Sleet at Rs 2,12,666 (on-road Chennai). The Himalayan Sleet edition comes with all-new Sleet Explorer Kit that consists of aluminium panniers, pannier mounting rails, aluminium handlebar with cross brace and large engine guard. Only 500 units of the Himalayan Sleet will be built and prospective buyers have to register themselves on the official website to buy it. The new colour shade has been inspired by the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. Under the new GST tax structure prices for bikes abobe 350cc has witnessed an increase of one per cent in tax. This has resulted in the Royal Enfield Himalayan costing Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,900 more depending on the state of purchase.
Royal Enfield has updated the Himalayan with fuel injection (FI) system as opposed to carburettor as seen on the older bike. The FI system has been added to make the bike BS-IV emission norm compliant and this will most likely increase the price by Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000. The FI version motorcycle hasn't reached dealerships yet but we expect it to hit showrooms soon.
The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s first proper adventure tourer built for one purpose- to explore the roads untravelled. The Himalayan is powered by an all new 411cc counterbalanced, oil-cooled unit which is not only refined but also versatile enough for both highway cruising and off-road riding. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, which spreads out torque generously at lower revs. This is particularly ideal for conquering rough terrains. The minimalistic design, coupled with off-road-spec wheels and long-travel suspension make this bike apt for touring.
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The Himalayan is easily the most anticipated motorcycle from Royal Enfield given its positioning as an adventure touring motorcycle. We tell you all there is about the new motorcycle, after a day behind its bars in the most challenging of terrains.
We put the Royal Enfield Himalayan through its paces to pinpoint its performance statistics
Two different motorcycles, but at an almost similar price point and the same purpose – touring. So which one should you buy?
The Himalayan has to be the standout bike in Royal Enfield’s portfolio given its adventure tourer nature. The overall styling is minimalist and rugged, which makes it an enticingly styled bike. The seats have been designed in a way to ensure maximum comfort during long rides while keeping the saddle height low. The instrument cluster is loaded right from the obvious speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge to a clock, temperature gauge and a compass as well. Also, there are brackets next to the fuel tank for you to carry jerry cans for fuel while riding over uncharted territories.
It features the all-new 411cc single-cylinder engine that offers 24.8PS at 6500rpm and 32Nm of torque at 4350rpm. The bike also comes with fuel injection to make it BS-IV compliant. For the first time, Royal Enfield has introduced a bike with monoshock rear suspension with the Himalayan. It also offers 220mm of ground clearance to ensure a smooth ride in the most difficult of terrains. The bike gets large spoked wheels, 19-inchers at the front, and shod with dual-purpose tyres to make it competent to ride over rough terrains. Braking is done by disc brakes on both ends while ABS has been given a miss to keep cost low.
Mahindra Mojo: While it is unfair to compare other bikes with the Himalayan, considering that it is the first adventure touring bike at this price range, the Mahindra Mojo comes the closest to being considered an actual competitor. It offers good power and cruises smoothly on the highway, unlike the Himalayan that feels out of its element there.
The Himalayan is a great bike and a thoughtful one, compared to other Royal Enfield offerings. It has been made in a fashion that ensures it won’t just be great for long trips but even for daily commutes. However, quality issues on the Himalayan works against its favour and we hope Royal Enfield have addressed these problems in this update.
Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in 3 Colours :
Off-road capability, Refined vibration-free engine, Balanced Chassis
Quality of components, No ABS
Those who are looking for a no-nonsense, capable off-road tourer will find the Himalayan extremely appealing. The Royal Enfield community and the availability of a host of exclusive accessories lets you equip yourself to tread the off-beaten path efficiently.
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