NEW DELHI, INDIA – As promised, and after weeks of teasing, Royal Enfield has unveiled its first-ever adventure and touring model – the Himalayan.
Powered by a 411cc, single-cylinder, carbureted engine that puts out 24.5 horsepower, the Himalayan has a five-speed gearbox and a mono shock rear suspension. Seat height is 31.5 inches, weight is 401 pounds and the bike has a three-gallon gas tank.
In a press release, Royal Enfield said, “The all-new engine delivers high torque and usable power at lower RPMs. This makes for smooth riding in higher gears at lower speeds, making it easy to climb hills, or to maneuver through traffic. Modern design and materials of the engine translate to increased efficiency and low maintenance, and the engine can go 10,000 kilometers between oil
What about the U.S.?
Well, having taken distribution of its bikes in-house as of Jan. 1, Royal Enfield still hasn’t released a list of dealers. The company had hoped to do so at the start of the year, but Royal Enfield social media and digital marketing manager Bree Poland told RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland today, “Hold tight, we can’t announce new dealers until we are licensed in each state respectively. That process is pending in every state currently!!”