Royal Enfield Himalayan gets new colours, Euro 5 engine in Europe
The Euro 5 Royal Enfield Himalayan has been launched in the European market. Apart from a cleaner engine, the motorcycle has been updated with new colours and features.
In Germany, the Himalayan Euro 5 starts at a price tag of EUR 4,619 ( ₹3.86 lakh), while in the Indian market it has a starting price of ₹1.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Euro 5 compliance is equivalent to the new BS 6 emission standards which went live in India since April 1st. Though the Euro 5 Himalayan specifications are yet to be confirmed, but it will most likely be identical to the Indian-spec BS 6 model. Speaking of which, the Himalayan (BS 6) gets a 411 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC mill which is available with fuel-injection technology. This unit delivers 24.3 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm at 4,000-4,500 rpm. It comes hooked to a 5-speed transmission.
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Apart from an updated engine the motorcycle has also received 3 new colours - Rock Red, Lake Blue and Gravel Grey, in addition to the previous Granite Black, Snow White and Sleet Grey colours. Moreover, other new features also include white back-light in the instrument cluster and a re-worked side stand.
The rest of the bike remains more or less the same. It comes kitted with a pair of 41 mm front telescopic forks with 200 mm of travel, while at the rear sits a monoshock with 180 mm travel. The front rolls on a 21-inch tyre and the rear comes kitted to a 17-inch rear wheel. Being an adventure bike it gets a set of dual-purpose tyres. It also comes with ABS for added safety.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a mid-segment adventure offering which is a comparatively cost-effective option against the likes of KTM 390 Adventure and Kawasaki Versys X 300.