It’s no secret that Royal Enfield is hard at work developing an adventure tourer motorcycle rumoured to be named ‘Himalayan’ – the increased frequency in prototypes being spotted further cements that fact. Most recently, the Himalayan was caught testing seem like it is almost in its production form, but actually is in its development stage.
First ever Royal Enfield motorcycle to feature monoshock suspension at the rear.
The Himalayan was recently seen on-test in Chennai, based on these first set of spyshots folks at GaadiWaadi have come-up with a speculated rendering. The photo rendering you see here are probably the closest anyone can get to the finished article prior to its official unveiling – likely to be the 2016 Auto Expo in February.
There are still a lot of questions to be answered concerning the parts used to build in the spotted test-mule both cosmetically and mechanically. According to reports, the Himalayan is expected to feature a completely new 410 cc, single-cylinder unit, possibly derived from the 350 cc motor. This new engine is expected to churn out around 40 Nm peak torque, which is 12 Nm more than what the 350 cc engine manages.
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