Spy shots of a production-ready Royal Enfield Himalayan - the upcoming adventure tourer from Royal Enfield - has emerged on the internet ahead of the bike's launch. The latest spy shots reveal the RE Himalayan with a full set of accessories.
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Painted white, the adventure tourer is kitted out with accessories like the large, silver and black panniers on both sides, as well as dedicated mounts for extra fuel cans on either side of the fuel tank. Also clearly visible is a new swingarm, rear monoshock suspension, round rear view mirrors, flat wide handlebar, new taillight and indicators and of course, the brand new engine.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan will be Royal Enfield's first product in the adventure touring segment and features several firsts for Royal Enfield. The RE Himalayan is powered by an all-new 410cc single-cylinder engine delivering about 28-30bhp power and 32Nm of torque. What is also a first for Royal Enfield is that the new engine will get overhead cams instead of traditional push rods and has been designed with a counterbalancer for more refinement and free revving nature. The RE Himalayan will also be the first Royal Enfield to come with a rear monoshock suspension.
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Expected to be priced between Rs 1.65 - 1.85 lakh, the RE Himalayan will be welcomed by the motorcycle touring community in India, most of whom have always favoured Royal Enfield motorcycles for long distance touring. The Himalayan, in a sense, will break new ground in the adventure tourer segment - there are virtually no affordable adventure tourers available on sale now.
Globally too, adventure riders have bemoaned the lack of any low capacity, low weight adventure touring motorcycles, with the community relying on expensive and heavy tourers like the ones from Triumph, KTM and BMW. If the RE Himalayan proves to be a good product, it could well be popular in Royal Enfield's export markets as well.