Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS uses the same dual-channel unit debuted in the Signals 350 with the price increase of around Rs. 11,000
Royal Enfield, the oldest continuous production motorcycle manufacturer in the world, has finally answered the prayers of many by adding ABS safety equipment to its Himalayan adventure motorcycle. It comes right on the back of the Classic Signals 350 receiving an ABS system, for the first time on any stock RE sold locally, a few days ago.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS has been priced at Rs. 1.78 lakh (ex-showroom), an understandable premium of Rs. 11,000 over the standard variant. For customers seeking ABS in the Himalayan Sleet edition, they would have to shell out around Rs. 2,000 more. With the presence of ABS, the most affordable adventure bike on sale in India has its safety standards improved by a couple of notches.
It is not a single-channel unit as seen in several affordable motorcycles as well. The dual-channel ABS system as in the Signals 350 does not accompany any mechanical changes though as the Himalayan continues to be powered by the 411 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled, FI SOHC engine.
It is good enough to pump out a maximum power output of 24.5 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The powertrain is connected to a five-speed constant mesh transmission sending power to the wheel. The Himalayan measures 2,190 mm in length, 840 mm in width and stands 1,360 mm tall, along with 1,465 mm wheelbase and 800 mm seat height.
The adv tips the weighing scale at 191 kg and rides on 90/90 – 21-inch front and 120/90 – 17-inch rear wheels. It is suspended on long travel front forks with 200 mm travel and 180 mm traveling mono-shock rear with linkage holding the half-duplex split cradle frame.
As for braking, the Himalayan uses 300 mm front disc with the two-piston floating caliper and 240 mm rear disc with the single-piston floating caliper. Royal Enfield will be introducing dual-channel ABS on all of its models before the end of this year.