New Royal Enfield Himalayan specifications officially revealed

    Making 40Nm, the new Himalayan's engine has the torquiest single-cylinder engine from an Indian bike maker.

    Published On Nov 02, 2023 11:09:00 AM

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    Ahead of its official launch, we have now been allowed to reveal the technical specifications of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan. 

    1. New liquid-cooled, 452cc mill makes 40hp and 40Nm
    2. Standard seat height ranges between 825-845mm
    3. First Royal Enfield to have riding modes

    The new Himalayan debuts Royal Enfield’s first thoroughly modern liquid-cooled engine, dubbed the ‘Sherpa 450’. This 451.65cc engine makes 40hp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Those figures make it the torquiest Indian single-cylinder engine. This new motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. 

    An all-new twin-spar frame nestles this engine and is suspended by an open-cartridge USD fork and preload-adjustable monoshock, both supplied by Showa. There’s 200mm of wheel travel available at both ends and ground clearance stands at an impressive 230mm. The Himalayan rolls on 21/17-inch wire-spoke rims (F/R), shod with some bespoke tubed CEAT rubber. Tyre sizes are 90/90-21 at the front and 140/80-R17 at the rear.

    Seat height on the Himalayan ranges between 825-845mm with the standard seat, while equipping it with the lower seat reduces it to 805-825mm. With its 17-litre tank fully fuelled up, the Himalayan tips the scales at 198kg, which is a significant delta compared to its rivals such as the KTM 390 Adventure SW (177 kg) and BMW G 310 GS (175 kg).

    Braking duties are handled by a single 320mm disc at the front and a 270mm disc at the back, and all the hardware is supplied by ByBre. Dual-channel ABS is standard and it can be turned off at the rear. 

    The Himalayan gets five colour options split between its three variants. The base variant only gets the Kaza Brown option, the mid-spec Pass variant can be had in Slate Himalayan Slat or Slate Poppy Blue and the top-spec Summit variant is available in either Kamet White or Hanle Black. 

    The Himalayan also debuts Royal Enfield’s first colour TFT dash, which can be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It is also the first Royal Enfield to have three riding modes – Eco, Performance (with rear ABS on), and Performance (with rear ABS off). All-LED lighting is standard on the Himalayan and the taillight is integrated into the rear indicators, à la some premium BMW and Harley-Davidson bikes. 

    The new Himalayan’s pricing will be revealed on November 7 and our review will come out shortly after on November 10, so keep watching this space for the latest updates.

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