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Royal Enfield officially unveils the new Himalayan

Royal Enfield officially unveils the new Himalayan
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Tuesday 02 February 2016, 12:09 PM

Following endless speculations and numerous official spy shots, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has been officially revealed. The Himalyan is RE’s first attempt at making a purpose-built adventure motorcycle from scratch and the results are commendable.

As for the chassis and suspension, the Himalayan is built around a half-duplex split cradle frame and uses telescopic 41mm forks up front with 200mm travel. The rear, meanwhile, is handled by a monoshock (a first for Royal Enfield) with 180mm wheel travel. The Himalayan has a generous 1465mm wheelbase and a widely acceptable 800mm seat height. Coming to the brakes and tyres, up front there’s a 90-section 21-inch wheel with a 300m disc and at the rear, there’s a 120-section wheel with a 240mm disc brake.

Although adventure-style motorcycles are yet to gain popularity here in the Indian market, models like the Royal Enfield Himalayan and Benelli’s upcoming TRK 502 are bound to make a big impact at the crucial affordable end of the spectrum.


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