After the Continental GT, the Himalayan is the new offering from the Indian motorcycle maker in just three short years. The Himalayan promises a lot and has a lot riding on it as well. It is India’s first homegrown and most affordable adventure motorcycle. By the looks of it Royal Enfield has gone to great lengths to develop this motorcycle and it is a far cry from Royal Enfield’s usual crop of bikes. The 410cc LS4 engine is bored out version of the 350cc engine which has been heavily worked on. It now features overhead cams compared to push-rods, is oil cooled which translates to a higher
revving motorcycle. It is even fitted with counter balancers to keep the engine vibrations in check. Also, it is the first Royal Enfield to come with a monoshock rear suspension. Things do look promising for the Indian motorcycle maker and the Himalayan could be the bike that could popularize adventure biking in India.Read MoreRead Less
Latest On Royal Enfield Himalayan
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.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Price
Royal Enfield Himalayan prices start at Rs. 1.68 lakh (Ex-Showroom). Royal Enfield Himalayan is avialable in 2 variants and 3 colours.
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.
New motorcycles are always highly anticipated, especially the ones for enthusiasts, as they are always on the lookout for a new experience. Few motorcycles launched in the country in recent times would have been as highly anticipated as the Royal Enfield the Himalayan though. It is, after all, the first purpose built adventure touring motorcycle from the brand, not to mention, the first all-new product with a brand new engine and platform in the longest time. The brand needs no introduction to anyone who rides a motorcycle in the country perhaps – its classic looking bikes enjoy a cult popularity like few others do, especially for the experience of riding one and also the characteristic thump.
In effect, the Himalayan is a radical departure for the brand from its ethos. But at the same time, touring on a motorcycle and Royal Enfield are usually said in the same breath. Each year thousands of bikers flock to the Himalayas, mostly on a Royal Enfield in search of the solace that we all look for on a motorcycle. The Himalayan does makes a lot of sense in that regards and Royal Enfield invited us to the very land that the bike gets its name from – the...read more »
March 12, 2016 By Abhay Verma Photography: Eshan Shetty
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.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications
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.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Competitors
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.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Royal Enfield Himalayan
User Questions and Answers
Shubham_satkar asked a question on 9 January 2018
Q.Servicing cosT of RE himalayaServicing cosT of RE himalaya
Aprox 1500rs wth gst .regular oil n oil filter change .apart frm dis nuthng much Rest bike performs well..Aprox 1500rs wth gst .regular oil n oil filter change .apart frm dis nuthng much Rest bike performs well..
answered by Kedar_Powar on 15 January 2018
PG_Kesavulu asked a question on 4 January 2018
Q.Hi, how about the vehicle performance of Himalayan. i'm planning to buy What is the yearly maintenance cost of Himalayan. Kindly advise or suggest. i can buy or notHi, how about the vehicle performance of Himalayan. i'm planning to buy What is the yearly maintenance cost of Himalayan. Kindly advise or suggest. i can buy or not
Yes ..u can buy d bike ..its very good ..responsive throttle..less on milage ..good off road capability..cost of maintainence is zero ..if oil n oil filter not counted ..10k is d service intervals .Yes ..u can buy d bike ..its very good ..responsive throttle..less on milage ..good off road capability..cost of maintainence is zero ..if oil n oil filter not counted ..10k is d service intervals ..no glitches as yet .....Read More
answered by Kedar_Powar on 25 January 2018
Arun_Kamal asked a question on 18 December 2017
Q.What is the service and maintenance cost for re himalayan per year?What is the service and maintenance cost for re himalayan per year?
Over 20k..as most of d tym d service centers do not do d work properly. Need to go couple of times just one one work which wasnt done during one goOver 20k..as most of d tym d service centers do not do d work properly. Need to go couple of times just one one work which wasnt done during one go
answered by Kedar_Powar on 4 January 2018
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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.