Everyone waiting for the 2015 Royal Enfield Himalayan, get ready to see it at a showroom near you soon. Our friends at shifting-gears have spotted the bike on the production line, meaning the launch is real close. The test mule has been spotted lots of times, but these pictures are the clearest indication of what you will get.
The upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc scrambler pump out 28bhp and will feature spoke wheels, disc brakes with steel braided brake lines, black-painted engine, raised handlebar, an ever-so-slightly upswept exhaust, round-shaped headlight and round-shaped rear view mirrors. The bike will come with an all new chassis developed by Harris Performance.
According to the report, the engine will get overhead cams which will replace the traditional push rods, this will result in a much more refined engine. Also, the new motor is expected to rev freely up to 6,500 – 7,000 RPM and will also get a counter balancer to reduce vibrations.
The Himalayan will get a new instrument cluster with digital display for 2 trip meters, compass & altitude meter.The Himalayan will be priced around Rs. 1.65 – 1.85 lakh. If at all it is launched in two variants, expect the scrambler-styled model to be priced around Rs. 1.65 lakh & the full adventure-spec model to be priced around Rs. 1.85 lakh. Royal Enfield is going to play it very smart by pricing it under the 2 lakh tag, undercutting the competition big time.
The last time we got a new bike from Royal Enfield was the Cafe Racer launched in 2013. Since then there have been a few cosmetic updates only but, the wait seems to be worthwhile. The company is said to have pumped in 500 Crore for the development of future bikes and the Himalayan is the first product of that investment. Royal Enfield has had a golden run in Indian market for a few years now gaining virtual monopoly of the 350-500cc market. The Himalayan, it seems will only add to the market share.