Royal Enfield has been working on its Himalayan variant, slated to be an adventure tourer, for a fair length of time and AutoX now reveals this could be launched next year. Interestingly, the same source also grabbed some insight into probable specifications of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Tourer via a test mule for a production model.
To begin with, we found almost no similarity with the typical Royal Enfield model. It has similarities with RE bikes such as Continental GT and the Thunderbird. The rear part of the bike and seat are stacked high and we expect better suspension while off roading. Coming to the front fork, its rake angle echoes the style of Thunderbird.
The cues from Continental GT come in the form of tyres, fuel tank, dual disc brakes and the instrument cluster on the upcoming Himalayan tourer. The handlebars will be raised and exhausts paced angularly, thereby giving way to round head lights.
The Priciest Enfield
We are anticipating a brand new 410cc, single-cylinder engine make to power the bike to life. Insiders allege Royal Enfield Himalayan is set to make things tight for the Bajaj AS150 and Bajaj AS200. As for the pricing, there is no news yet but the Himalayan could be the priciest Royal Enfield model in the Indian market.