The country will soon be getting the most talked about and ambient adventure tourer from Royal Enfield - the RE Himalayan. The bike is expected to launch on the 16th March 2016. As per the confirmation by the brand Royal Enfield. However as of now, the price range of the bike has not been confirmed, however if the rumor mills are to be believed, the expected price would be approximately around NR 1.8 lakh, the ex-showroom cost in the capital.
This Enfield would be having the all-new 411cc with one-cylinder, overhead cam, air cooled unit that would offer 24.5bhp power @ 6,500rpm and a torque of 32Nm at 4,500rpm. As per the specifications this is going to be first of its kind bike by Royal Enfield which will be moving away from the push-rod architecture, instead having overhead cams. This make of the machine is not tapped and adjusted which is required in the other models. Further the engine is going to be free revving with a more power than any Royal Enfield engine in production till now. The new engine would also not need frequent services and one can service it after 10,000km after every oil changes.
Maintaining the 'adventure tourer' certificate, the Himalayan has a big 21-inch spooked front wheel and a 17-inch wheel at the rear, which offers 220mm of ground clearance. The Himalayan is going to be the first bike with monoshock rear suspension - and with suspension journey of 180mm. At the front are two 41mm forks, also with longer suspension journey for better off-road performance. Royal Enfield will also offer a bundle of add-on accessories which includes hard-case panniers to bear baggage load, as well as soft saddlebags and fuel canisters, which can be fixed and conceded diagonally on the fuel tank. This bike is having fuel tank capacity of 15 litres isn't much still for a bike marketed as an adventure tourer. The RE Himalayan will speak to an all-new section of adventure tourers in the country, a section which has not had any appropriate adventure bike from any Indian producer so far.