New Delhi, India, Feb. 2, (ANI): Royal Enfield on Tuesday introduced the Himalayan, a motorcycle, purpose-built for adventure and touring in the Himalayas.
Powered by a new LS 410 engine, the Royal Enfield Himalayan paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring in India. It’s off-road capabilities make it adept for riding though potholed urban jungles as it does for treacherous mountain trails.
Introducing the Himalayan, Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO, Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “Himalayan is the culmination of Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home-the Himalayas. Our single biggest insight in all these years of riding has been that the best motorcycle for the Himalayas is not one that tries to dominate its landscape, but one that is able to go with its flow.”
Built on a rugged duplex split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance, the Himalayan is stable and agile in equal parts. A strong mono shock rear suspension with linkage allows for longer travel and delivers a smoother ride experience regardless of terrain.
The 220 mm ground clearance ensures a smooth ride for the rider. An optimal wheel size combination allows for better control while riding over rocks and ruts.
The Himalayan is powered by a completely new and evolved overhead camshaft engine platform that forms the base for its new long stroke LS 410 engine. The all new engine delivers high torque and usable power at lower RPMs.
Modern design and materials of the engine translate to increased efficiency and low maintenance, and the engine can go 10,000 kilometers between oil changes.
A 15 litre-fuel tank provides a long range of approximately 450 kilometers. Luggage mounting points, for hard panniers, soft luggage and jerry cans are integral to the motorcycle’s design. A simple instrument cluster keeps track of speed, direction, ambient temperature, travel time, service intervals and multiple trip distances.
Royal Enfield Himalayan comes fitted with dual-purpose tyres that lend grip and performance. In addition to complete braking control, the 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes help to reduce braking effort.
The Himalayan will be on display in select Royal Enfield stores in the Delhi and the NCR region from February 3, 2016. Customers can book and test ride the Himalayan across the country from March 17, 2016. (ANI)