The Indian market is rife with speculation that the New Royal Enfield Himalayan could be launched tomorrow - February 10, 2021. Some dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the motorcycle. As per various media reports, the latest iteration of the adventure tourer will be more expensive in comparison to the older model. We have gleaned insights on design, styling, features and powertrain thanks to the spied images of Royal Enfield Himalayan test mules.
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan will come with 3 new colour options namely Granite Black, Pine Green and Mirage Silver apart from other paint jobs retained from the older model. Another key update is the contrasting tan-coloured seat with good foam density for a comfortable riding experience. There were expectations of an all-new headlamp cluster, but it is missing in the spied images of the new Himalayan. The manufacturer has added a taller windshield to offer protection to the rider from the winds. Latest Himalayan has borrowed design elements like turn indicators, upswept exhaust, sculpted fuel tank, circular headlamp from the older generation.
The major talking point here is the introduction of the Tripper Navigation feature which made its appearance for the first time on Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The navigation feature comes in handy both in the city as well as on the highway. One can connect their smartphone seamlessly with the navigation system through Bluetooth. Once the rider puts in the destination on the Royal Enfield mobile app and the instrument cluster screen will receive all navigational information. This feature has been appreciated by the Meteor 350 buyers. This added feature on the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan could be the reason behind the price hike on this new two-wheeler.
Mechanically, its powertrain remains the same as before. 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan continues to be powered by a 411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The bike delivers 24.3bhp of maximum power output @6500rpm and 32Nm of torque between 4000rpm – 4500rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The hardware remains the same as before with the suspension setup consisting of 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock towards the rear. Braking duties are handled by front and rear disc brakes with switchable ABS as standard.
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