Royal Enfield Himalayan: Robust Ride

Story By
Aditya Purwanto

The Himalayan model is tailored to meet any type of road and challenge, paved or not.

Preserving its vintage model and styling, Royal Enfield models are known to be the embodiment of the words masculine and daring. Moving from the most popular models, the Interceptor and Continental, Royal Enfield has built its first dual-purpose motorcycle armed with decades of expeditions and thousands of kilometers traversing through the most challenging terrains imaginable, the Himalayan. Tough, versatile and able to adapt to all sorts of terrain, the Himalayan is a grand tourer with high position seating to reduce fatigue and ensure the best control and balance while also assisting in traction and navigating sandy or rocky terrain.

Every single component constructing the Royal Enfield Himalayan has been custom built to withstand the harsher conditions and last longer in the most remote areas. The Himalayan is powered by a 411cc single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled, SOHC fuel injection engine, generating 24,5bhp with 32Nm torque. Power is transferred through a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox with multi-plate wet clutch to a hefty 17” back wheel equipped with a dual purpose tyre. The front comes with 21” standard wheel and 41mm telescopic forks with 200mm travel while the rear is 180mm travel monoshock with linkage. All is kept in harmony with the half-duplex, split-cradle frame and the Himalayan is also equipped with ABS brakes.

Compartment setup is well-designed with panniers in the back and jerry cans in the front, with the Himalayan’s mounting points allowing strapping up and setting off at any time. The cockpit is equipped with an LCD screen, displaying vital information from mileage to maintenance. The Royal Enfield Himalayan’s sturdy silhouette is complemented by three monochromatic color scheme options and be it on the road or beyond, the Himalayan will carry the rider safe and strong.