Royal Enfield has just launched 2021 Himalayan which now starts from Rs. 2.01 lakhs ex-showroom. The manufacturer has now launched three new colours for the Himalayan. The adventure tourer now comes with three new colour options namely, Mirage Silver, Pine Green and Granite Black which is a mix of matte and gloss. Now, the Himalayan is also compatible with Royal Enfield’s Make It Yours initiative that allows the buyers to customize their motorcycles from a MiY website. You can also choose different accessories through this website. Himalayan is also the second motorcycle to come with a Tripper navigation system which debuted on the Meteor 350. The Tripper is a simple circular navigation pod that shows turn by turn navigation details that are sent through the Royal Enfield application present on your mobile phone which connects through Bluetooth. The test drives and booking for the 2021 Himalayan have already started all over India.
There are also other small updates to the motorcycle that makes it more comfortable and practical for touring. It now comes with an improved seat cushioning so that the riders do not get tired when riding for long periods of time. Then there is the new windscreen that is improved to provide better protection from windblast while travelling on highways or during rains.
The rear carrier now comes with an additional plate that helps in placing the luggage more securely. The height of the carrier has also been reduced so that it is easier to mount the luggage. The front rack has been adjusted for ergonomics so that rider has more space to move around its legs.
Commenting on the journey of the Himalayan and the launch of the new motorcycle, Mr Vinod K Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield said “In a short span of just 5 years, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has opened up a new category within global adventure touring, has successfully established itself as a truly global motorcycle, and has been among the most sought after motorcycle for Royal Enfield across several geographies. The originally developed 2016 Himalayan was a category first, and was a very versatile and accessible motorcycle. Over the years, together with feedback from our riding community, we have consistently evolved the Himalayan in design and functionality, and improved the overall ride experience. This has resonated very well with millions of adventure enthusiasts across the world, who now have new variants to choose from. With today’s launch, we are confident to further fuel the adventure touring space across the world.”
There are no mechanical changes done to the Himalayan. So, it continues to get a 411 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC petrol engine that is capable of producing 24.3 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm. The engine continues to get a 5-speed manual gearbox. Braking duties are still done by 300 mm disc in the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear. It comes with Dual-channel ABS as standard, which is switchable to single-channel ABS. This turns off the ABS for the rear wheel which comes in really handy when you are going on off-road trails. Overall, now the Himalayan is an even better product than before and is still one of the best adventure touring motorcycles that you can get in the Indian market.