Fans of the Royal Enfield Himalayan in Delhi can finally head to RE showrooms to book the all-new adventure tourer. On March 17, the motorcycle was launched across all major cities in India, with the exception of Delhi, owing to the ban on sale of two-wheelers that aren’t BS-IV compliant.
Royal Enfield sent out an official press release to assure aspiring Himalayan owners that the bike will be available in Delhi, at an on-road price of Rs 1.73 lakh.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a big deal, because it’s the first all-new motorcycle from the Indian manufacturer since the Continental GT. It’s also powered by a completely new 400cc engine called the LS410 that has been designed for “a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring in India.” The Harris Performance chassis is a duplex split cradle frame that is built to be grounded yet manoeuvrable for better performance off the road and also on the road (“potholed urban jungles”, to quote RE). The monoshock rear suspension with linkages gets longer travel and the off-road intentions of the bike are evident from the 220mm ground clearance and Ceat Gripp dual purpose tyres it’s shod with. It’s available in two colour options, Snow and Granite. But you probably know that already because you’ve been sitting in the NCR chowing down on a plate of momos while camped outside the Greater Kailash showroom, waiting for them to just say the word.
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Royal Enfield Himalayan launched in India