Team TnW reviews the most promising motorcycle from Royal Enfield- the Himalayan dual purpose motorcycle. Below are the impressions from our test rider.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is priced at INR. 1.73lakh (OTR, Delhi) and is availble in two colours- Granite and Snow.
- Motorcycle with minimal body parts.
- Serves the purpose for which it is designed.
- Engine uses a counterbalancer to help reduce vibrations significantly.
- This is the smoothest engine to ever come out of Royal Enfield.
- The Himalayan proved to be capable of taking through any kind of terrain with ease.
- High ground clearance of 220mm and long suspension travel on the motorcycle helps tremendously in traversing rocky river beds and craters on the road.
- Upright sitting position.
- Maneuverability is very good.
- Thenew LS 410 single-cylinder four-stroke, 411cc, 2-valve, long-stroke, air-cooled, carburetted engine.
- Max power: 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm
- Max Torque: 32Nm at 4,500rpm
- Good amount of low-end torque.
- Dual-purpose tyres ensures grip and performance across a range of conditions. Front tyre 90/90 – 21″ and Rear tyre 120/90 – 17″
- Split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance is sturdy enough.
- Mono shock rear suspension with linkage allows for longer travel and feels soft.
- Easy to read Instrument cluster keeps track of speed, direction, ambient temperature, travel time, service intervals and multiple trip distances.
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