Royal Enfield is likely to launch its Himalayan Adventure Tourer in early February this year. The company has already added this superbike on its website and has started promoting it through social media. Some of the key features of Himalayan have emerged as well.
Fitted with LS400 engine that displaces 400-410 cc and offers a power output of 25 BHP, Himalayan has a unique chassis and suspension designed by Harris Performance.
The superbike’s engine is expected to grant endurance and longevity, with a 10,000 km service interval. The spark plugs too, need to be changed every 25,000 km. Keeping in view an average Indian rider, Himalayan shall have a 21-inch front wheel and suitable seat height and ground clearance.
Another interesting feature is the bike’s ability to run, even if the battery is dead or taken out altogether. To enhance the utility value, the bike shall have hard and soft pannier options at the rear, with jerry can mounts at the front for water and fuel. Its fuel capacity shall be 15L.
Although Royal Enfield has been in India since 1955, its heritage is 115 years old. Enfield’s Bullet was the first bike brought in India for an exclusive use by Indian Army in the Himalayas. Its tremendous success in those tough terrains is the foundation of Royal Enfield’s lasting relationship with Indian adventure bikers.