The CEO of Eicher Limited, Mr. Siddhartha Lal, has said that the BS4 version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is absolutely fine now. He also added that the bike has zero issues now.
Here is the exact statement he made when asked about the Himalayan’s quality issues,
We are 100% focused on improving quality. Of course, we had early issues and failures on the Himalayan. Every single problem is being directly addressed with the customers. The new BS-IV product is absolutely fine, there are zero issues now. These have all been learning curves. I can say with confidence that we are on the improvement path.
Royal Enfield stopped selling the BS3 version of the Himalayan for many months earlier this year just as the Indian government mandated that all bikes sold in India be compliant with BS4 emission norms. The reason that Royal Enfield stopped sales of the Himalayan was not only to add fuel injection (to make the bike BS4 compliant) but also to address the multiple quality issues that the bike was facing.
The Himalayan BS4 is said to be a much more refined and niggle-free product compared to the BS3 version. Royal Enfield has also started exporting the motorcycle to developed countries. The Himalayan is the company’s first adventure bike that features a completely new design in terms of engine, frame and looks. The bike employs a 411cc four stroke engine that has an overhead cam. The fuel injected engine produces 24.5 Bhp of peak power and 32 Nm of peak torque.
There is an oil cooler to extend the life of the engine while the gearbox has five speeds. The Himalayan is quite heavy, with a kerb weight of around 190 Kgs. It has long travel front and rear suspension and a high ground clearance of 220mm. Top speed is rated at 135 Kph while the 0-100 Kph timing is 10.5 seconds. The bike is priced at Rs. 1.65 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.