Updated for 2021, the Himalayan is the affordable adventure bike everyone wants.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the most popular adventure bikes in the world, but its color options were always a bit limited. For 2021, the Himalayan will be offered in three new colors – Lake Blue, Rock Red, and Gravel Gray – in addition to the prior model's standard Granite Black, Snow White, and Sleet Grey. 

What else is new for 2021? The most significant upgrade is the ability to switch off ABS, which gives adventure riders more control by letting them lock the rear wheel when the situation warrants it. The upgraded rear brake system has also been tweaked to improve both feel and engagement and decrease stopping distances. Other upgrades include new standard hazard lights and a redesigned side stand. 

Gallery: 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan North America

Since the Himalayan's introduction in 2018 in North America, it's become a staple of the adventure bike scene and favorite steed of many respected riders. It's no wonder why, considering the bike's outsized capabilities for its sub-$5,000 price tag.

Learn more about the updated 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan and contact your nearest Royal Enfield dealer to be among the first to own one. Take your time deciding the color, though; there are a lot more to choose from this year.