Royal Enfield had launched a limited edition of the Himalayan adventure motorcycle yesterday. Featuring a special Camo paint scheme, the company is calling it the “Sleet”. Priced at Rs 2.12 lakh (on-road Chennai), the limited edition is about Rs 28,000 more expensive over the regular version. So what all do you get in this?
We managed to shoot the Himalayan Sleet version at the company’s North Delhi Motorcycle dealership earlier today. Here is all that you should know about the changes.
The Camo Paint
The Himalayan Sleet edition comes with a new paint scheme which is visible on the front and rear fenders and the fuel tank. This new scheme should gel in well with the overall ‘adventure’ theme as well as the silver color of the aluminum panniers.
The normal version on the other hand is available in two color options of snow (white) and granite (black) only
Aluminium handlebar with cross brace
These new handlebars not only look cool but are functional too. The steel cross brace adds strength and the center markings help in precise alignment.
We also feel this brace will prevent the handlebar from bending during serious off-roading / hitting a massive pothole on the move – this happens when the entire weight of the rider shifts to his arms for a fraction of a second.
Handlebar end weights
These look simply fab! The company claims these minimize resonant vibrations on the handlebar, thus reducing rider fatigue. We love the simple embossing too!
This is a functional add-on and is made from 22mm steel tubes. It comes finished in black powder coating which means it should be resistant to corrosion.
Pannier mounting rails
The mounting rails are made from a 18mm steel tube – again finished in black powder coating. The rails also have the facility to relocate the rear indicator lights backwards for better visibility.
26-litre Aluminium Panniers
The biggest add-on are these awesome looking panniers. The Himalayan is a touring bike and these make practical sense too. The lockable panniers can store a lot of luggage and add to the overall adventure look of the bike.
Royal Enfield plans to sell only 500 units of the Himalayan Sleet edition and as seen above, the Explorer Kit will come as standard. Interested people can register online on the company’s website to generate a unique code. They can then login with the code starting January 30, 2018 12 PM onwards to be one of its first riders.