Royal Enfield launched its much-anticipated motorcycle, the new Himalayan, in November at an introductory price of Rs 2.69 lakh. This pricing varies depending on variants and their colours. The Base model, which only has one paint option—Kaza Brown—costs Rs 2.69 lakh, whereas the mid-spec Pass model, featuring two paint options—Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Himalayan Poppy Blue—is available for Rs 2.74 lakh. Last but not least, the top-spec Summit version, available in Kamet White and Hanle Black, is priced at Rs 2.79 lakh and Rs 2.84 lakh, each. These prices are ex-showroom. The manufacturer made it clear to the public at the launch that these are the introductory rates, which are effective for customers booking the bike online or through showrooms till December 31. However, the new Himalayan pricing will be different from the new year. According to the two-wheeler manufacturer, the Himalayan's price would increase by a significant percentage. Although the exact magnitude of the anticipated hike has not been formally disclosed, we expect a substantial rise in the bike's current price. If you are planning on purchasing the new Himalayan, then read on to know its engine, design, and other specs.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Engine and Hardware
The manufacturer's first liquid-cooled motor is found in the recently introduced Himalayan. This engine, which has a displacement of 452cc, reaches its peak performance levels at 40Nm and 39.5bhp. The bike's suspension consists of 43mm USD forks up front and a pre-load adjustable monoshock with 200mm of travel in the rear. It includes two 320mm discs—one for the front and one for the rear—for braking. The motorcycle weighs 196 kg and has a 17-litre fuel tank. Further, it features 17-inch back wheels and 21-inch front wheels with dual-purpose tyres.
New Royal Enfield Himalayan: Features Onboard
The Royal Enfield Himalayan receives a variety of technological advancements. The most notable of these is its in-house developed digital console. Its smartphone connectivity feature enables turn-by-turn navigation, SMS and call warnings, and other information concerning the engine and battery's state. Aside from that, the new Himalayan from Royal Enfield offers Ride-by-Wire with two riding modes, switchable ABS, integrated turn indicators, dual-purpose back taillights, and other amenities.
Royal Enfield November Sales
In November 2023, Royal Enfield sold 80,251 motorcycles, a 13% YoY increase over the 70,766 motorcycles delivered at the same time the previous year. The automaker dispatched 75,137 motorcycles in the domestic market in the last month, which was a 14% rise from 65,760 units sold in 2022. Regarding exports, Royal Enfield shipped 5,114 units in November of this year, exhibiting a small 2% growth over the 5,006 units shipped in the same month the previous year.