Royal Enfield Himalayan

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,84,100
* Delhi. May vary.

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Standout Features 21 inch Front Tyre, Long Travel Suspension, 220 mm Ground Clearance, High Torque, 10000 km Long Service Interval, Compass, Powerful Headlight, Fuel Injection
Should You Buy It? Let Royal Enfield first demonstrate the capabilities of this new model and wait for some reliable rider review before spending more than INR 2 lakh on Himalayan. It is one game changing product but still, first round never met expectations of riders on quality.
QUICK FACTS
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 1.84 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 2.06 lakh (approx.)
Mileage 25-35 kmpl (approx.)
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Summary Royal Enfield Himalayan BS4 is the first of its kind motorcycle of India, offering a full fledged off-roader with the ability to run over places where no roads exist. It is powered by a 411cc long stroke engine producing 24.5 BHP and 32 Nm of torque. It offers 220 mm of ground clearance and weighs 191 kg. Himalayan comes with a 10,000 kilometer service interval and uses the trusted 5-speed gearbox for its operations. RE Himalayan rivals Mahindra Mojo in the Indian market while offers 200 mm and 180 mm of front and real wheel travel respectively.
Type Adventure
Status Available
Shades Granite Black, Snow White
Official Tagline Purpose-Built for Adventure
Frame/Chassis Half-duplex split cradle frame
ENGINE, POWER & TORQUE
Displacement 411 cc
Emission Standard BS4
Maximum Power 24.5 BHP @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque 32 NM @ 4250 rpm
Engine Description Single cylinder 4 stroke, LS400 overhead cam engine, air-cooled, SOHC
Cooling Air-cooled
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection (EFi)
Ignition TCi, multi-curve
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore 78 mm
Stroke 86 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Fuel Type Petrol
Spark Plug Change Intervals 25,000 kms
Maintenance Service Intervals 10,000 kms
TRANSMISSION
No. of Gears 5
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
BRAKES
Front Brake 300mm Disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Brake 240mm Disc, 1-piston floating caliper
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension 41mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Mono-shock with linkage
Front Wheel Travel 200 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 180 mm
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 90/90 21"
Rear Tyre 120/90 17"
Front Wheel 21-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Wheel Type Spoke Wheels
Alloy Wheels
BATTERY
Battery Type VRLA
Capacity 8AH
Voltage 12V
ELECTRICALS
Electrical System 12V DC
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
Overall Length 2190 mm
Overall Width 840 mm
Overall Height 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1465 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 191 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 145 kmph
Mileage (City) 25 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 35 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 30 kmpl
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Analog
Gear Indicator
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Compass Digital
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Electric Start
Pillion Grabrail
Pass Light
Pillion Footrest
LIGHTING
Head Light 12V H4 60/55 W (the headlight is chassis mounted, it doesn't turn with the handlebar)
Tail Light LED
Head Light Type Halogen
Projector Head Light

Royal Enfield Himalayan Review

08 Jul, 2016 03:24 PM

Overview

Himalayan has been through a lot of testing and Royal Enfield has finally unveiled its first out of the league RE motorcycle. The negatives about the test mules have definitely gone down with the production ready version of the newcomer at its time of display. It comes in a single body design and offers practical living, wherever on the earth you are actually living.

Design and Style

Himalayan is a friendly bike with very few panels, making lesser chances of noises between the gaps and vibrations between the same. It comes with a standard round headlight at the front and a raised mudguard for further prevention of dirt into the headlight unit. It comes with huge wheel at the front whereas the rear can be called fat instead of calling it as huge.

Its overall stance matches a modified scrambler whereas the crash guards make its purpose clear to the audience. It comes with an excellent fuel tank design and a step up design with divided seat. Truly a purpose built bike, it uses no panels at either of the sides and provides a neat LED tail lamp. The exhaust design is the best thing a person can see when seen from the right side of the motorcycle.

Instrument Console

RE offers a great combination of digital as well as analogue instrument console to the Himalayan. The bigger dial gets analogue speedometer at the top and a screen in the bottom area. On the right is a beautiful tachometer, placed above the analogue fuel gauge and apparently a digital compass on its right.

Dimensions and Weight

Being a true RE, the Himalayan weighs 182 kg. It gets a clean 220 mm of ground clearance, even after having a comfortable seat height of just 800 mm. It gets a long 1465 mm wheelbase. It measures 2190 mm in length, 840 mm in width and 1360 mm in height. The overall height is measured at the windscreen's top point. It comes with a 15 liter fuel tank, even providing spare accessories for storing emergency fuel and other needs.

Engine and Performance

The Himalayan is powered by a newly developed, single cylinder, air-cooled, 411 cc engine producing 24.5 Bhp @ 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm @ 4,000-4,500 rpm. The new engine line of the Royal Enfield is more efficient than the existing series, making way for new products with higher power values and a really tough competition for other manufacturers.

Till date Royal Enfield's are one of the favorites of those who believe in brute power, even though Harley and other manufacturers are coming with some more power options, the cost effective power of Royal Enfield seems unchallenged by time. The Himalayan gets 5-speed manual gearbox and comes with carburettor fed fuel assembly. Surprisingly, the RE Himalayan uses only electric starter, thereby making the bike's electrical much more reliable than the older models.

Braking and Suspension

The braking is handled by a double disc arrangement, with the larger 300 mm 2-piston floating caliper disc at the front and a smaller 240 mm single-piston floating caliper disc at the rear. First time ever, a mono-shock has been provided on a Royal Enfield which clearly shows that adopting the new technology by keeping its vintage essence is a true possibility. The front gets 41mm telescopic forks with an extended 200 mm of travel for ease while off-roading. The tyres are rough and huge this time, making it a true by heart explorer in the wild. The front tyre is 90/90-21 whereas the rear uses 120/90-17 tyre with spoke wheels on both ends.

Variants and Shades

The Himalayan has been unveiled in a single variant. The available shades include Granite Black as well as Snow White for the most possible body parts. It looks solid in both shades and provide a mean look from its first sight.

Verdict

The scenario for the Royal Enfield has totally changed with its introduction, making way for new fans to add up to the royal club of motorcycling. Himalayan is offered with a lot of accessories like saddle bags, side mounts, windshields and many other off-road accessories. In short, it defines the modern approach of Royal Enfield among others in the wild.

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Since the day I have this bike ....21 pieces has been changed! ... read more

Best Features: The bike has excellent pick up more than any other RE

Pros: Pick and comfort of the bike is best among RE family

Cons: Bike is faulty ...please make it confirm from any other RE himalyan owner...atleast re has changed more than 21 parts of my bike and still clutch is very hard

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I got her four days back and the bike is unique from all other RE, the mileage is pretty sad, around 30 to 35 but i think its still a decent one for a 411 engine ... read more

Best Features: Comfort and the new LS10 engine

Pros: The sound and the handling

Cons: Mileage can still be made better.

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