The Royal Enfield Himalayan has just been launched with a price tag that reads Rs 1.55 lakh, out the door (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). RE’s latest, purpose-built, adventure tourer fared spectacularly at the Himalayas where we tested it a few days ago. Here’s an in-depth report in case you missed it. What else do you need to know about the bike?
It’s probably one of the most affordable and practical ways to get to the mountains – the bike has been designed to perform eagerly off-road and is equipped with solid low-end torque and excellent off-road tyres which makes its price-tag all the more appealing. You can essentially have an RE Himalayan on the road for Rs 1.78 lakh, and given the level of utility it offers, it’s something you should strongly consider if you like heading off-tarmac every now and then.
Royal Enfield have specified that the Himalayan is an all-purpose motorcycle which has been tested extensively on the road and off-it, making it a fairly practical and comfortable everyday bike, too. Its single-cylinder, 411cc, air-cooled, engine, makes 24.5 bhp with 3.2 kgm of torque. Add to that long-travel, telescopic suspension up front, with a monoshock unit at the back, plus good load carrying capabilities, and the whole package starts to look very inviting, indeed. RE also has an extensive accesories catalogue which allows you to load the bike with containers an jerrycans for extra fuel and luggage over properly long-distance journeys. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to leave home and discover the country, the Himalayan is it.