Most of the vehicle manufacturers in the country, both two and four wheelers are readying themselves for the upcoming BS6 emission norms that will kick in from 1 April this year. World famous Indian motorcycle brand Royal Enfield brand is also preparing to launch their line up of motorcycles with BS6 range of engines. Royal Enfield had already launched Classic 350 with BS6 engine and now their adventure motorcycle Himalayan has also received BS6 update and have started reaching dealerships. Here we have a video that shows how does the new BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan feel to ride.
The Video has been uploaded by Biker Prakash Choudhary on his youtube channel. The video first of all shows what all changes have been made to the new updated BS6 model. First thing that you would notice is the all-new colour of the Himalayan. It now gets a Red and black combination along with other two new colours. The other change is the inclusion of hazard light switch, new mercury white light for instrument cluster and switch to turn off ABS for rear wheel. The length of the side stand has also been shortened.
Apart from these most of the things remain the same. The major change however is the all-new BS6 complaint engine. The video also shows the position of the catalytic convertor and it does not get a cover like other Royal Enfield as it goes with the rugged look of the bike. The rider then takes the bike for a spin. First thing you would notice is the exhaust note which is not as loud as the BS4 one. According to the vide, the engine of the bike feels more refined and there are less vibrations on the handlebar.
Rider takes it through the busy and narrow streets of the area to check how maneuverable the bike is in such condition. The seat height has also gone up by 10 mm in comparison to the BS4 variant. Himalayan will still be powered by the same 411-cc, fuel injected, single cylinder engine. The BS4 version of the bike used to produce 24 PS and a 32 Nm of peak torque. There is a possibility that BS6 version might produce less power than the BS4 variant which in turn results in better fuel economy. However, the difference is not likely to be significant. The BS6 version of the Himalayan is at least Rs 10,000 expensive than the BS4 variants.