Royal Enfield has been on a mission to appeal to younger buyers, and recent products such as the Despatch Edition and Continental GT make that intent very obvious. The journey continues with an all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan set for a debut on this festive season.
The latest spyshot show a motorcycle that’s not a big departure from the current formula, maintaining that familiar shape and many parts borrowed from the Continental GT such as headlight, fuel tank, instrument cluster and brake discs at both ends, although the Himalayan will have few unique features which are not yet seen in rest of it’s line-up.
The Himalayan will be underpinned by an all-new double cradle frame developed by Harris Performance with the rear getting a new subframe to increase luggage carrying capability. It will also a get tall saddle height, high-mounted front splatter guard, fuel tank protectors, split seats, upswept exhaust (for good water wading capability), spoke wheels and on-off road tyres (from Ceat).
Furthermore, the Himalayan will feature a long travel front suspension, raised mono-shock in the rear, a new instrument cluster with digital display for 2 trip meters, compass and altitude meter. Reports state that the Himalayan will also debut RE’s all-new 410 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which would be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This unit is likely to be the fuel-injected one.
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Source: Motor Vikatan