Royal Enfield has launched the much awaited Himalayan in India, which is India’s first purpose built bike for adventure and touring in the rough Himalayan regions. But the bad news for the customers based in Delhi is, the bike won’t be sold in Delhi city at present, as it is not BS-IV compliant but BS-III compliant. The Royal Enfield has assured although, that they are developing a BS-IV compliant version of Himalayan, which would be ready by 1st April, 2017; the deadline for new two wheelers to meet the BS-IV emission regulation.
The Delhi government’s has decided not to allow selling of new two wheelers which is non compliant with BS-IV (Bharat Stage IV) emission regulation is behind the decision of Royal Enfield to not launch the Himalayan in the capital city. Meanwhile, Royal Enfield will sell the bike in the NCR regions like Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida albeit; at a price tag of Rs. 1.79 lakh (On-road).
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is built on a completely new frame. The Himalayan gets features like long visors, which can come very helpful during windy and rainy riding conditions; wide handle bars, comfortable upright riding position, all new semi digital and semi analog instrument cluster uniquely displaying a compass and gear indicator. The 15 litre fuel tank gets thigh grips offering extra comfort to the rider. It gets a monoshock suspension at the rear, which is first for a Royal Enfield and underbelly skid plate. The rugged looking bike gets a ground clearance of 220 mm, which is higher than some compact SUVs in Indian market. Clearly a feature giving the rider an extra edge during off-roading adventure trips.
Power source for Himalayan is a 411 cc air cooled single cylinder engine, paired with a 5 speed constant mesh transmission; producing 24.5 bhp peak power at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque between 4000 – 4500 rpm. The bike comes with low maintenance assurance. Royal Enfield claims the engine can run up to 10000 kilometers without any oil change. The Himalayan will be sold in two different colours; Snow and Granite. Royal Enfield will also offer the riders a range of accessories, apparels and gears suited to this motorcycle.
Check the pricing of Royal Enfield Himalayan in different cities:
Bangalore: Rs. 184316 (on-road).
Kolkata: Rs. 181517 (on-road)
Chennai: Rs. 175840 (on-road)
Hyderabad: Rs. 176580 (on-road)
Pune: Rs. 170362 (on-road)
Navi Mumbai: Rs. 171065 (on-road)