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.
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).