The Royal Enfield Himalayan is currently the most affordable adventure tourer you can buy in India. Its nearest competitor is the BMW G 310 GS, which costs upwards of Rs. 3 lakh in ex-showroom prices. However, the Hero XPulse 200 will be launched in the coming month which will then become the most affordable adventure tourer in the country. Talking about the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the bike has seen reasonable success in India as well as on the global level. It is also used as a base bike in many custom builds across the world. The video below by Endless Rides shows a Royal Enfield that has been fitted with a ton of accessories apart from some other mods done on it.
The initial shot of the video shows the Royal Enfield Himalayan climbing down a flight of stairs effortlessly. The Himalayan has been made to overcome such challenges without an issue and for the same has a high ground clearance along with long travel suspension. For an adventure tourer, ground clearance and suspension are among the most important aspects and the Himalayan scores decently there. Let’s now check out the other changes made on this bike.
The front headlamp has been replaced and its place taken by an all LED unit. There is a yellow auxiliary light on each side of the headlamp which provides extra illumination at night. Further, the bike gets aftermarket handlebars and custom soft grips. An interesting accessory the bike has been fitted with is a four-speaker music system. The owner has also fitted two separate mobile phone holders, one dedicated to the music playing mobile phone while other to the navigation mobile phone.
The owner has also applied a ton of stickers on various body panels across the body. Moving on, the bike gets a new aftermarket crash guard with footpegs placed on its side. this has been done so that the rider can place his foot on them when on long rides and relax the body a bit. The tank and the rear seat have been topped with nets to boost the luggage carrying capacity of the bike. Saddle stands are also in place.
The bike also comes with a bottle holder, though we’re not sure what purpose it would serve being placed so close to the engine. An aftermarket exhaust is also in place which lends out a decent note when revved but the idling note is nothing to write home about. The engine has been kept stock, which is the 411 cc four-stroke unit that puts out 24.5 Bhp of peak power and 32 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission along with fuel injection. Dual channel ABS is also a standard fitment on the bike.