The new Himalayan wears new color schemes apart from a few notable updates.
The anticipation for the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan is rife. For several months, motorcycle enthusiasts in the region have been waiting for snippets of information about the new bike. After all, this homegrown adventurer is indeed an incredible adventure bike that presents itself with great value for money. It looks like we finally have a date!
Royal Enfield recently posted the updated official teaser of the new bike on their Instagram page. The video highlights all the key visual elements associated with the bike. Additionally, the post confirms that the new bike will indeed be launched on the 11th of February.
In the teaser, the bike's iconic slogan, "built for all roads, built for no roads" appears prominently highlighting the bike's go-anywhere capability—a feature the Himalayan is known and loved for.
Apart from the teaser posted on social media, photos published in multiple Indian motorcycle websites reveal quite a number of things about the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan. In what appears to be a warehouse stocked with several units of the new bike, we get a glimpse of the new color scheme Royal Enfield has painted the Himalayan in. Apart from the upcoming Granite Black and Pine Green color schemes, the sleek silver colorway seen in the photos is indeed pretty stunning. Apart from the new color schemes, the new bike seems to feature slightly revised tank braces, a new seat, and an updated instrument cluster.
The previous Himalayan came with an analog instrument panel complete with a compass. The new bike seems to have taken a step into the modern age by way of a digital tripper navigation pod mounted to the side of the instrument panel. However, the Himalayan retains majority of its analog features—an element loved by enthusiasts.
Based on the photos as well, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan seems to have carried over the same engine with the crankcase and cylinder head still looking identical to that of the existing model. Additionally, the exhaust system seems to have been retained as well.
That said, the new bike will likely come with the same tractor-like 411cc fuel-injected engine which pumps out 24 horsepower mated to a five-speed transmission. Of course, the bike will come standard with front and rear ABS with the option to disable rear ABS off-road.
With all these updates in mind, we can expect the new Himalayan to sell for around Rs. 1.91 lakh to 1.96 lakh, or the sum of $2,600 to $2,700 USD. After the initial launch in India, it's expected that this bike will gradually make its way to the global market in the succeeding weeks and months.