Royal Enfield launches the new Himalayan at Rs 2.69 lakh
Royal Enfield has launched the new Himalayan at a starting price tag of Rs 2.69 lakh. In its 2024 avatar, this motorcycle has received extensive updates that Royal Enfield claims are an extension of everything good on the original Himalayan and building on it.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan prices
Royal Enfield is offering the new Himalayan in three variants: Base, Pass and Summit. The price for the Base trim starts at Rs 2.69 lakh for the Kaza Brown colour scheme. The Pass is priced at Rs 2.74 lakh for both the Slate Himalayan Salt and the Slate Himalayan Poppy Blue paint schemes. Lastly, the Summit trim is priced at Rs 2.79 lakh for the Kamet White and Rs 2.84 lakh for the Hanle Black colour. All of these prices are introductory and will be valid till December 31, 2023. In comparison, the outgoing Himalayan with the 411cc mill was priced ex-showroom at Rs 2.16 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 2.28 lakh.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan design
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan maintains some of its traditional features but has undergone a redesign for a more streamlined appearance. Changes include a smoother body shape that enhances its overall aesthetic, with a LED headlight positioned lower and a flatter, sleeker front 'beak'. The taillight and the brake light have now been integrated into the rear turn indicators. The fuel tank has also been enlarged, offering an increased capacity and a fuller look compared to its predecessor.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan chassis
On the chassis front, the new Himalayan has a new steel twin-spar tubular frame, a 43mm USD fork, and a monoshock suspension, both with 200mm of travel. The spoked wheels are still present, with a 21-inch front (90/90-21) and a 17-inch rear wheel (140/80-17). The new Royal Enfield Himalayan measures 2245mm x 852mm x 1316mm, making it 55mm longer, 12mm wider, and 54mm shorter, with a 1510mm wheelbase. The ground clearance has gone up by 10mm to 230mm. The standard rider's seat height is 825mm (adjustable to 845mm). You will also be able to get an 805mm low seat height option (adjustable to 825mm). Notably, the motorcycle is now 3kg lighter, weighing a total of 196kg, and has a larger 17-litre fuel tank, a 2-litre increase over the previous model.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan powertrain
The Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a new ‘Sherpa 450’ engine that produces 39.5bhp at 8000rpm and 40Nm at 5500rpm, representing a significant improvement of nearly 15bhp and 8Nm over the previous 411cc engine. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and also gets a slip-and-assist clutch. The ADV also gets a ride-by-wire throttle system.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan features
The motorcycle is equipped with a 320mm front disc and a 270mm rear disc. Dual-channel ABS is standard and you can also turn off the ABS at the rear. The lighting system has been upgraded to LED, with an integrated taillight and rear indicators. The motorcycle has a 4-inch circular TFT display that provides phone connectivity and other essential information such as bike telemetrics, integrated navigation via Google Maps and media control. A USB-C charging port is also included for the convenience of the rider.
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