Royal Enfield will launch the ‘camouflage’ limited edition Himalayan motorcycle in India on the 12th of January. The bike has already reached many Royal Enfield dealerships across the country. CarToq sources reveal that the bike will be sold through bookings made on a microsite that Royal Enfield has already put together.
The company will later take a call on the number of Limited Edition models. Each bike will come fitted with accessories such as panniers and fuel cans, but at discounted prices specific to the Limited Edition model. This, apart from the camo paint job, will be the highlight of the Limited Edition Himalayan.
The bike will continue to be unchanged mechanically. It will have the same specifications as the BS4 model of the Himalayan, which was launched late last year. The BS4 Himalayan is a heavily reworked, version 2 of the bike. It has gained fuel injection, and many design changes to the engine and other parts to make it more reliable. The bike features a 411cc four stroke engine with an overhead camshaft. The engine is air and oil cooled, and produces 24.5 Bhp of peak power and 32 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard.
Royal Enfield does not offer a kick start on the Himalayan, instead choosing to operate with an electric-start only. However, the bike can be ‘push-started’ in case of a dead battery, but that’ll surely be a hard task given the fact that the Himalayan weighs 191 kilograms when fully fueled. Hydraulic disc brakes are standard on both wheels – front a 21 incher and the rear an 18 incher.
Unlike the export version, ABS is not offered on the India-spec model currently although Royal Enfield has plans of soon offering ABS sold even on the India-spec mode. The Himalayan’s major highlights include its suspension – telescopic front forks with 200 mm travel and a monoshock rear with 180 mm travel – and a 220 mm ground clearance.
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