Royal Enfield to launch 2021 Himalayan tomorrow


Royal Enfield will be launching the updated Himalayan tomorrow. There are no mechanical changes to be expected from 2021 Himalayan. The changes are mostly functional and will improve the practicality of the adventure tourer. The Himalayan is considered one of the best motorcycles if you are into touring and off-roading. With the new update, the motorcycle’s appeal will increase and it will be able to attract even more buyers. Royal Enfield has announced that the will be launching the 2021 Himalayan on 11th February.

The new Himalayan will come with the Tripper navigation system that was first launched with the Meteor 350. Through it, the rider would be able to get navigation details by connecting and sending details through the Royal Enfield application on the mobile phone. There will also be three new paint schemes that will be introduced with the Himalayan. There will be Pine Green, Granite Black and Mirage Silver. There will also be a higher density foam seat which will be finished in tan-brown. Royal Enfield has also increased the height of the windscreen which now will offer better protection from windblast when travelling on highways. The windscreen is also now tinted slightly so that it does not give glare when riding on bright sunny days. The luggage rack will also be updated so that it is easier to mount luggage on it. There should also be some updated mounting points for the panniers.

There are no changes to the instrument cluster except the addition of Tripper Navigation which sits on the right side. You still get a tachometer, a compass, a speedometer and a fuel gauge. Other than this there is no changes to the Himalayan. So, it continues to get dual-channel Anti-lock braking system which can be turned off. The switchable ABS came with the BS6 update in the Himalayan, it was important as when you go off-roading it is important that the ABS on the rear wheel can be turned off so that you can lock-up the rear tyre. Braking duties are done by a disc brake in the front and a disc at the rear. Wheel sizes are 21-inch in the front and 17-inch at the rear. These are spoked wire wheels are considered better than alloy wheels while off-roading. Royal Enfield offers a 41 mm telescopic forks in the front while at the rear you get a mono-shock which is adjustable for pre-load. There is still no LED headlamp on offer which was expected with the new update. Many people thought that the new Himalayan will come with a circular LED Daytime Running Lamp as we have seen on the Meteor 350 but that is not the case here.

There are no changes being made to the powerplant. So, it continues to get a 411 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine which is capable of producing 24.3bhp of power and 32Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The rumours say that the 2021 Himalayan will be priced around Rs. 2.10 lakhs ex-showroom.