This announcement came in late yesterday, following the lifting of the ban on BS3 two wheelers. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is yet to be made BS4 emission norms compliant, which means that it wasn’t allowed to go on sale in Delhi. The transport department of Delhi has lifted this ban for bikes launched before April 1st, 2016.
The Himalayan, which was launched on the 16th of March, is now officially available in the NCR market, at an on-road price of 1.73 lakh rupees. The motorcycle is powered by a 411 cc, four stroke petrol engine that puts out 24 Bhp and 32 Nm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox comes standard on the adventure bike, which gets high travel suspension at the front and the rear, disc brakes on both wheels, and a mammoth 220 mm ground clearance. The Himalayan is aimed at leisure motorcycle riders, who would also like an everyday bike for regular intra-city commutes.
This explains the sharp pricing and the fuel efficient 411 cc engine. Bookings for the Himalayan will begin from the 30th of March at all dealerships across the National Capital Region (NCR). Test rides will also be offered at Royal Enfield dealerships. Deliveries are expected to begin from next month.