Royal Enfield Himalayan :: Video Review :: Zigwheels India

The Himalayan is easily the most anticipated motorcycle from Royal Enfield given its positioning as an adventure touring motorcycle. We tell you all there is about the new motorcycle, after a day behind its bars in the most challenging of terrains.

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Royal Enfield launched the new adventure tourer motorcycle in the Indian market at Rs 1.55 lakh ex-showroom, Maharashtra. The Himalayan is the first home-grown adventure tourer motorcycle.

After the Continental GT, the Himalayan is the new offering from the Indian motorcycle maker in just three short years. The Himalayan promises a lot and has a lot riding on it as well. It is India’s first homegrown and most affordable adventure motorcycle. By the looks of it Royal Enfield has gone to great lengths to develop this motorcycle and it is a far cry from Royal Enfield’s usual crop of bikes. The 410cc LS4 engine is bored out version of the 350cc engine which has been heavily worked on. It now features overhead cams compared to push-rods, is oil cooled which translates to a higher revving motorcycle. It is even fitted with counter balancers to keep the engine vibrations in check. Also, it is the first Royal Enfield to come with a monoshock rear suspension. Things do look promising for the Indian motorcycle maker and the Himalayan could be the bike that could popularize adventure biking in India.

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