The updated 2021 model gets the tripper navigation, just like the Meteor 350, and some ergonomic changes. Royal Enfield has also introduced three new colour options. The price has gone by roughly Rs 10,000.
As part of its plan to bring in a new or updated motorcycle every quarter this year, Royal Enfield has launched the 2021 Himalayan. The updated Himalayan is priced at Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom), which is an increase of nearly Rs 10,000.
The biggest change to the refreshed Himalayan is the introduction of the tripper navigation. This feature was first introduced in the Meteor 350 and has now made it to the Himalayan as well. Customers can use the Royal Enfield app to connect to the system and get turn-by-turn direction on the instrument cluster. To accommodate an additional dial on the instrumentation, the windscreen has been made wider at the bottom. While the outgoing model had a clear windscreen, the 2021 model gets a smoked screen. Royal Enfield has also made some ergonomic changes to the updated Himalayan. The front rack design has been changed to ensure that it doesn’t hit the knee of taller riders. The rear carrier has now been lowered t make it easy for the pillion to mount the motorcycle. It also gets an additional plate for fastening your luggage more securely. In all other aspects, the new Himalayan looks exactly identical to the older model, with the exception of the black-finished headlight surround and the windshield. Royal Enfield also claims that the seat has been improved, but it’s a claim we will only be able to comment on after riding it.
Royal Enfield has also introduced two new colour options – Mirage Silver and Pine Green. The Granite Black shade has also been reimagined and now gets a combination of gloss and matte treatment.
The Himalayan continues with the same 411cc single-cylinder motor as before, which pushes out the same 24.3bhp and 32Nm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. Suspension and braking components remain unchanged.
Royal Enfield had brought in the updated BS6 Himalayan in January 2020. This is the second update in just over a year's time. However, it still misses out on features like an LED headlamp and slipper clutch – some of which are now available on more affordable motorcycles.
Deliveries of the Himalayan have been suspended for nearly two months, and it now has a waiting period of roughly 2 – 3 months. Royal Enfield already has the refreshed bike on display at dealerships, and deliveries are expected to commence soon.
Here's a look at the colour-wise pricing of the 2021 Himalayan:
Himalayan Gravel Grey and Mirage Silver
Himalayan Lake Blue and Rock Red
Himalayan Granite Black and Pine Green
All prices ex-showroom Chennai