Off-roader's dream: Modified Isuzu V-cross and a Royal Enfield Himalayan

Off-roader’s dream: Modified Isuzu V-Cross and Royal Enfield Himalayan

The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and the Royal Enfield Himalayan are among the only few affordable machines for the off-roading enthusiasts. Both these vehicles can tread off the beaten tarmac with considerable ease and have been quick to become the hot favourites of many off-roaders across the country. Today, we have an image that shows the two vehicles together. What’s more, both these vehicles aren’t in their stock form and have been given a handful of upgrades by the good folks at Bangalore-based Monkey AutoCraft’s.

As you can see above, the modified Royal Enfield Himalayan has been loaded onto the Isuzu V-Cross. We are pretty sure that the above image will be a pretty exciting sight to the off-roading enthusiasts. Like we told you, both these vehicles have been modified to at least some extent. The modified Royal Enfield Himalayan by Monkey Autocraft’s carries Stage 2 performance modifications like an updated engine head, performance exhaust, and upsized jets for the carburettor. The motorcycle also gets the K&N R1100 conical air filter. It also carries a custom headlamp that carries LED fixtures. The motorcycle also carries a custom suspension link rod. It also has an SEP lightweight aluminium handlebar along with RIZOMA handlebar risers. The motorcycle also has a metallic Onyx Blue chassis paint.

In its stock form, the Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with a 411cc, single-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 24.5 bhp at 6,500 RPM and a peak torque of 32 Nm at 4,250 RPM. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Himalayan tips the scales at 191 KGs. The motorcycle comes with long-travel front forks and a monoshock suspension at the rear.

The Isuzu V-Cross also gets a handful of performance modifications. The highlights include a 2″ suspension lift by Profender Thailand. The custom suspension offers 4 adjustment levels. The upper control arms come from Sun 4×4 Thailand. The V-Cross also gets a Hamer roll bar and a Hamer roof-rack. The loading-bay also gets load liners from Aeroklas. Other than all this, the V-Cross also carries a custom front grille, new offset steel rims from Procomp USA that are shod with massive 33″ Yokohama Geolander MT tires, a performance-tuned exhaust, a performance-oriented ECU remap, and a 48″ LED bar.

The Isuzu D-max V-cross is powered by a 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 134 bhp at 3,600 RPM and a peak torque of 320 Nm at 1800-2800 RPM in its stock form. However, the several modifications this V-cross carries have made this dual-cab pick-up truck a slightly better performer.

These modifications help both the off-road-friendly vehicles become more accomplished performers. So, which one of these will you pick, V-cross or Himalayan? I think I’ll take both!

Courtesy- Monkey Autocraft’s on Facebook