Royal Enfield is working of a fuel injected version of the Himalayan tourer; deliveries expected to resume in August
Royal Enfield has temporarily discontinued the production of Himalayan tourer to introduce a BS-IV compliant fuel injected version of the motorcycle that is expected to start selling from August this year. As the company says, deliveries were halted on after 31st March this year as it has been working on the BS-IV FI version of the product that will meet the new stringent emission norm applied in the country from 1st April, 2017.
Himalayan is the latest product from the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer that is also the first purpose built motorcycle of the country. Now, the 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan is ready to adopt the new electronic fuel injection technology along with BS-IV compliant engine and Auto Headlamp On (AHO) technology as well.
Apart from the above upgrades, the motorcycle is expected to remain large same. In terms of design it is unlikely to receive any change at all. However, there were some reliability issues with this motorcycle in past and the upcoming model is expected to be improved on those fronts.
But, the upcoming model would be pricier by around Rs. 6,000 – Rs. 7,000 after the upgraded one arrives in dealerships. This is because of the updated powertrain and the impact of GST as well. Under the new tax structure motorcycles with engines displacing more than 350 cc will draw 3% cess over and above the 28% GST, leaving the total tax incidence at 31%.
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Speaking about the powertrain of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the motorcycle draws power from a 411 cc engine that is capable of churning out 24 bhp of peak power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. Transmission duty in this model is done by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Apart from the Indian market, this motorcycle has earned praise from the adventure enthusiasts in global markets as well.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Gallery