2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan is the next big motorcycle for the brand, consumers, fans along with enthusiast and riders
Royal Enfield is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world now. Competing with it are also manufacturer who make similar motorcycles such as HD and Indian and other manufacturer as well. Royal Enfield started its course in England, came to India, settled in India, made a lot of motorcycles and then came the top of the line 535 CGT and now there is the Himalayan.
Yes, the motorcycle is quite big for the company. The new product speaks for itself as it caters a category that has been highly demanded in the Indian and markets worldwide as well. Himalayan product is as big as the mountains after the company, let’s have detailed look on how it feels like.
2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan Design and Dimensions
Clearly, the major highlight of the motorcycle the way it looks thanks to the stance of the motorcycle. It is long and tall and every on it looks quite skinny. The tyres, wheels, suspension and even tank the by RE standards is quite small. However, the tall nature though makes it look what it is really supposed to be.
The Himalayan has everything in terms of hardware, however, the utilitarian look of the motorcycle is a hit or a miss for the brand and its prospective customers. Round headlight, small beak-ish tail lamp make it look simple. Upswept exhaust makes it look purposeful. The unique part of the motorcycle is the stickers on the tank, rear fender and front are Himalayan written in cool front.
Length: 2190 mm
Width: 840 mm
Height: 1360 mm With Windscreen
Seat height: 800 mm
Wheelbase 1465: mm
Ground clearance: 220 mm
Kerb weight: 182 kgs
Fuel capacity: 15+/- 0.5 lts
2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan India Launch and Price
Launched in March 2016, the adventure motorcycle is priced at Rs. 1.55 lakhs and on-road price is around 1.80 lakhs Mumbai
2016 Honda CBR 250RR/350RR Chassis, suspension and brakes
This part of the adventure motorcycle is the most important. Half duplex split double cradle frame, along with 200mm front travel on the forks and a first for RE is the new “Linkage” type monoshock makes it truly modern and offers 180mm of travel. Knobbly tyres with 21-inch wheel and 17-inch rear wheel size is very adventurous indeed. Front disc is a large 300mm and rear is 240 mm in size. Both brakes have floating calipers stuck on to them.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine & Specification
The new engine is said to be low on NVH, great on power and torque, but still, tech is lower on side as it just offers SOHC and 2-valves instead of double the valve-train seen on competitive bikes. Fuel injection is missing, but it still makes 25 BHP and 32 Nm of torque. Carburettor comes with throttle position sensor and engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
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2016 Royal Enfield Himalayan Safety and Features
NO ABS, CBS or traction control offered. Royal Enfield says ABS will happen soon, in the year 2017, that is.