Prices have gone up, power has gone down
The Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 has been one of the worst kept secrets in the industry, and now all has been bared with the brand finally launching the motorcycle. We already knew about the three new colour schemes and we even uncovered the prices recently. The final piece of the puzzle is the specifications, which have now been revealed as part of the official launch today.
Power has dropped by around 0.5PS, down to 24.31PS from 24.83PS. And while the torque output remains the same at 32Nm, the kerb weight has gone up by 5kg from 195kg to 199kg. Royal Enfield hasn't made any other mechanical changes to the bike. Starting at Rs 1,86,811 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Himalayan BS6 is around Rs 6,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart. The full press release can be found below:
New Delhi, January 20th, 2020: The Royal Enfield Himalayan has redefined adventure touring in India and across the world. Inspired by Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home - The Himalayas - the motorcycle has been an accessible and engaging option for accomplished riding enthusiasts as well as aspiring adventure riders. Launched in 2016, the purpose-built motorcycle is an absolutely versatile and truly off-road capable motorcycle. Taking forward this journey, Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, today announced the launch of the new Himalayan with BS-VI compliant engine.
The new Himalayan retains the original versatility and vigour of the motorcycle, and makes the ride experience more engaging by adding a Switchable ABS feature. Switching the ABS off allows the rear wheel to lock and lets the rider drift when riding off-road. This makes adventure touring and trail riding experience more engaging and exciting for riding enthusiasts. With more focus on rider safety, the new Himalayan is equipped with a hazard switch that warns other riders in its proximity in case of a red flag. In addition to this, the enhanced brake mechanism ensures a smoother riding experience with lesser stopping distance. The new motorcycle will also come with an improved side-stand that will make parking on any kind of terrains easier.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in three colours, including two dual tone colours, inspired from the varied terrains that our riders ride on during their journeys - Lake Blue and Rock Red, adding to the existing portfolio of Snow White, Granite Black, Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey. The motorcycle comes with a 3 year warranty and will be available across all Royal Enfield stores in India starting at Rs. 186,811 (ex-showroom) for the Snow White and Granite colours. The Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey are available for Rs 189,565 (ex-showroom) and the newly introduced dual tone colours Rock Red and Lake Blue will be available at Rs 191,401 (ex-showroom).