A couple of spy pictures of the Royal Enfield Himalayan with accessories have surfaced online, which will go on-sale in the first half of 2016.
We can see that the above test-mule wearing a military camouflage livery is accessorized with a windscreen, fuel tank and engine guards, lockable hard-box panniers and a rear luggage rack. Whereas, the below test-mule misses-out on the windscreen and gets fabric panniers instead of the hard-box ones. Both the motorcycle bore the appearance of being very close to its production stage.
This means that the Himalayan, which is a sheer Adventure tourer will be offered with a wide range of accessories to suit the requirements of individual touring enthusiasts. Other features seen first on the Royal Enfield includes crash protectors for the engine, an additional guard for the tank that shares its mount with the headlamp cluster and a silver finish sump guard.
Based on the new exposed frame developed by Harris Performance (Royal Enfield’s UK subsidiary), the production Himalayan will reportedly be powered by the 410 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine expected to deliver 28 PS of power and the peak torque of 32 Nm. The power will be transmitted via 5-speed transmission using chain drive.
Two versions of the Royal Enfield Himalayan – one with a raised front suspension and comes with off-road friendly equipment (featuring heightened fork, high-mounted front mud guard, fuel tank protector, windscreen and luggage carrier). The second variant is a city-friendly version seen here in the spy pictures featuring a regular front fork and scrambler styled-body.
Both the models seen above are the fully-loaded, off-road model that would be priced higher. Although not official the Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to make its debut in February at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida.
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