Royal Enfield Himalayan was one the only affordable adventure bike in the country until Hero launched Xpulse 200. Himalayan was a big hit in the market and is still doing decent numbers. Just like other Royal Enfields, Himalayan is also quite popular among modifiers and we have featured some of them on our website in the past. Most of the time, modifications done to Himalayan is to make it more adventure or touring friendly. Here we have one such motorcycle which can be called as one of world’s first big-bore Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The Himalayan in the video has been modified by Hitchcocks Motorcycle and is quite a looker. A number of modifications are made to the motorcycle. The video starts by showing the Brakes, the brake pads i the Himalayan have been upgraded for better stopping. Next is the Front mudguard raising kit and grille for front headlamp for protection from stones. The bike aso gets two fog lamps for better visibility at night and a bigger windshield than the standard one.
On the side it gets small pannier bags on both sides of the tank, It gets an engine guard for better protection and the pivot pegz footrests for better grip during an off-road adventure. It also gets a handle bar raiser, handguard set, adjustable clutch and brake levers and a petrol tank cap. Towards the rear it gets enhanced pannier and luggage bracket. These are the major changes made on the outside of the Himalayan.
The main modification done to this Himalayan however is the 462 big bore kit. The custom house machined out the existing liner from the 411-cc engine and this gave them the room to fit in an oversized forged piston with gaskets. This has improved the performance of the Himalayan. It also gets a free flow air filter and a custom exhaust. The bike continues to get the Fuel injection system but there is an option to go with carb as well. The Himalayan 462 also gets an option to switch the rear sprockets to manage the gear ratios in a better way. Overall the The Himalayan 462 looks like any other Himalayan but has a lot of different elements that makes it a very unique motorcycle. Soon, Royal Enfield will launch the BS6 version of the Himalayan in India. Test mules without camouflage were recently spotted, giving rise to speculation that the BS6 Himalayan is just a few weeks from launch.