Upcoming Royal Enfield 400cc motorcycle might be named Himalayan


Royal Enfield has applied for trade marking the moniker "Himalayan" giving rise to speculation that the upcoming 400cc adventure-tourer bike might be named the Himalayan

 

 

Royal Enfield Himalayan

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It has been long rumoured that Royal Enfield is working on a new adventure-tourer motorcycle. To add fuel to this speculation the name “Royal Enfield Himalayan” has been applied for trademark by the iconic Indian two-wheeler manufacturer. This suggests that the upcoming motorcycle might be named Himalayan given its adventure-tourer characteristics. The new Royal Enfield motorcycle will be the first bike to be developed by renowned designer Pierre Terblanche who joined Royal Enfield last year. 

 

Details regarding the motorcycle are scarce but it is expected that the motorcycle would be powered by a new powerplant with a displacement of around 400cc. The new motor will be the bored-out version of the 350cc powerplant as seen on the Classic 350. Although power figure wouldn’t be considerably higher than the 350cc motor but torque figure is estimated to be around 40Nm which is almost a 30 per cent gain. The chassis for the bike will be borrowed from the Continental GT which should endow it with good handling dynamics. Royal Enfield has also trademarked the Himalayan name for vehicle components, riding gear, helmet, clothing etc. This means that the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle will also have an exclusive range of riding gear and clothing line similar to the Continental GT Burn-Up.

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