The Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS commands a premium of around ₹11,000 over the regular model.
Last month, Royal Enfield launched their first ABS offering in India – the Classic 350 Signals Edition. At the time of the launch, the manufacturer confirmed that the rest of its line-up will also get ABS soon. And within a few days of the announcement, the company has now fulfilled the promise by launching the ABS-equipped version of the Himalayan. It's priced at ₹1.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), which is roughly 11,000 rupees more than the regular model.
The Himalayan ABS gets a dual-channel anti-lock braking system (acting on both front and rear wheels). Although not confirmed, it's going to be a non-switchable unit.
The addition of ABS aside, the motorcycle remains mechanically unchanged. In case you need reminding, it comes powered by an air-cooled, 411cc single-cylinder engine with fuel injection. The engine develops 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque and comes paired to a five-speed gearbox.
After the Himalayan ABS, Royal Enfield is expected to add the same safety equipment to its Classic 350 & 500 as well as Thunderbird models. We believe the rollout of these models will happen sooner than later. So, expect ABS-equipped versions of the aforementioned models to hit the showrooms in a month or two.