Royal Enfield launches BS 6 version of Himalayan, starting price is ₹1.87 lakh
Royal Enfield has launched the BS 6 version of its popular offering - the Royal Enfield Himalayan. This is the first major update for the popular off-road motorcycle from Royal Enfield. The new Himalayan is available at a starting price of ₹1.87 lakh (ex-showroom).
Besides the change in engine, the company has added a Switchable ABS feature to the new Himalayan. Switching the ABS off allows the rear wheel to lock, and lets the rider drift when riding off-road. The new Himalayan is also equipped with a hazard switch that warns other riders in its proximity in case of a red flag. In addition to this, the enhanced brake mechanism ensures a smoother riding experience with lesser stopping distance. The new motorcycle will also come with an improved side-stand that will make parking on any kind of terrains easier.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in three colours, including two dual tone colours - Lake Blue and Rock Red, adding to the existing portfolio of Snow White, Granite Black, Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey.
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There is not much change in the new Himalayan otherwise compared to its older version. It will continue to be powered by a 411cc single-cylinder fuel-injected petrol engine mated to a 5-speed transmission. The older version could produce maximum power of 24.3bhp and maximum torque at 32Nm. The figures for the BS 6 variant is yet to be announced.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Vinod Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield India, said “The launch of the new BS 6 Himalayan with its unique features and design functions gives us confidence that it will resonate with riders, setting new standards for adventure motorcycling in the country."
The motorcycle comes with a 3 year warranty and will be available across all Royal Enfield stores in India starting at Rs. 186,811 (ex-showroom) for the Snow White and Granite colours. The Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey are available for ₹189,565 (ex-showroom) and the newly introduced dual tone colours Rock Red and Lake Blue will be available at ₹191,401 (ex-showroom).