There is no doubt that the new Royal Enfield Himalayan has been one of the most anticipated bike launches of 2023. The good news for all bike enthusiasts in the country is that the Oragadam-based brand has finally revealed the official pricing details of the model at RE Motoverse being held in Goa. The new RE carries an introductory ex-showroom price tag of Rs 2.69 lakh and comes in three variants - Base, Pass, and Summit. The introductory price is applicable till midnight of December 31. With this, the Himalayan 411 has been superseded by the new Himalayan in the maker's range. Using a brand-new twin-spar frame and a larger motor, the motorcycle has been completely revamped. In addition to having a forged piston and other lightweight parts, the new Sherpa 450 engine is liquid-cooled, a first for Royal Enfield. Speaking of the Motoverse, it is the largest gathering of RE model owners and lovers and appears to be the ideal platform to launch the new adventure tourer, which has received a comprehensive makeover over its predecessor. For the uninitiated, bookings for the new Himalayan are currently underway for a token amount of Rs 10,000.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Engine and Gearbox
The Royal Enfield Himalayan received a substantial mechanical overhaul as well. In addition to being powered by the brand's first liquid-cooled unit, the engine's displacement has been raised from 411cc to 452cc. Now, this new mill belts out 40Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm and 39.5bhp of maximum power at 8,000rpm. The unit is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a standard slip-and-assist clutch. To add even more appeal, Royal Enfield equipped the new Himalayan with a ride mode button that allows you to toggle between Eco and Performance modes.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Feature Set and Colour Options
As for the paint jobs, there are different options for each of the three variants. Kaza Brown is the only colour option on offer for the Base variant. The Pass variant can be had in the Slate Himalayan Salt and Poppy Blue hues. Meanwhile, Hanle Black and Kamet White are available for the top-of-the-line Summit variant.
Coming to the features, the new Himalayan gets tech advancements that take the shape of a digital console—another first for the company and one that the bikemaker created entirely internally. We anticipate to see this unit in more motorcycles in the future. The system's smartphone connectivity allows for turn-by-turn navigation, SMS and call alerts, and other notifications related to engine and battery health. Besides this, the newly launched Himalayan is also the first offering from Royal Enfield to employ Ride-by-Wire (RBW), which adds two riding modes (Performance and Eco) and LED lighting throughout the vehicle. Also available are switchable rear ABS, spoked wheels, integrated turn indicators, dual-purpose rear taillights, and Google Maps.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Hardware and Dimensions
The bike has a ground clearance of 230mm and a wheelbase of 1,510mm. It also measures 2,245mm in length, 852mm in width (without handguards), and 1,315mm in height (without the flyscreen), making it taller, wider, and longer than the existing 411. It has a seat height of 825mm, with an adjustable range of 805mm to 845mm. The kerb weight of the bike stands at 196kg.
The suspension tasks are dealt with by a pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the rear with 200mm of travel and 43mm USD forks up front. Two discs, one at the back and one at the front, both measuring 320mm, are used for braking. The motorcycle has a 17-litre fuel tank and weighs 196 kg. It has 17-inch rear wheels and 21-inch front wheels with dual-purpose tyres.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Price List
Here is the price list of the newly introduced Himalayan in India.
|Price (ex-showroom, Chennai)
|Rs 2.69 lakh
|Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Himalayan Poppy Blue
|Rs 2.74 lakh
|Rs 2.79 lakh
|Rs 2.84 lakh
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Competition Check
When it comes to potential rivals in the domestic market, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will go up against the KTM's 390 Adventure, which is available in India with spoke wheels and a low seat height. Other competitors include the Triumph Scrambler 400 X, the Yezdi Adventure, and the BMW G 310 GS.