Karnataka is also the second largest market for Royal Enfield in India
Royal Enfield launched its first purpose built motorcycle Himalayan earlier this year. The adventure tourer became instant hit. It seems that Karnataka has become the largest market for the motorcycle. In every four Royal Enfield Himalayan sold in India one has been sold in the southern state. Incidentally, Karnataka is the second largest market for Royal Enfield in the country. Incidentally, Maharashtra is the largest domestic market for the company.
The Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer has sold more than 4,000 units of Himalayan in India since its launch in March, 2016. As per reports, nearly 1,000 units have been sold in Karnataka alone. Buoyed by the positive response Royal Enfield is planning to introduce 8 more dealerships in the state. Presently, it has a total of 48 dealerships in Karnataka, which is about to reach 56 by the end of present fiscal.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the company’s first purpose built motorcycle for India. It has been built focusing the off roading aspects in rugged Himalayan territory. The name also symbolizes the purpose. The motorcycle comes pretty taller with a height of 1,360 mm. The motorcycle gets an impressive ground clearance of 220 mm. It gets a higher riding stance as well with the seat height measuring at 800 mm.
The power source for the motorcycle is a new 411 cc air cooled single cylinder carbureted engine. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gearbox and churns out 24.5 bhp of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
On the suspension front the Himalayan gets a telescopic front suspension and monoshock at the rear. A 300 mm disc at the front and 240 mm disc at rear do the braking duty. The Himalayan runs on 21 inch front wheel and 17 inch rear wheel wrapped with tubeless multipurpose tyres.
Source: Car And Bike