Royal Enfield today launched the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan in India at a starting price of Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Along with India, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan has been introduced in the UK and other European countries as well. In its fresh avatar, the adventure-tourer gets a host of upgrades to aid the riders and three new colour options.
What all is new in the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
The 2021 Himalayan comes with Royal Enfield Tripper, a turn-by-turn navigation pod that can be paired with the rider’s smartphone through the Royal Enfield app and displays directions using Google Maps. We have already seen Royal Enfield Tripper on the Meteor 350. The new Himalayan boasts of fresh features like a new windscreen, a new front rack and a supplementary plate on the rear carrier. Royal Enfield is claiming that the adventure-tourer’s seat cushion has been improved. Also, the height of the rear carrier has been lowered to make it easier for a person to mount any kind of luggage.
With the introduction of the MiY (Make it Yours) tool, the customers can now personalise the 2021 Himalayan via the Royal Enfield app or the company’s official website or even at the authorised dealerships. The customers can choose from a whole bunch of accessories, including touring mirror kit, comfort seats, handlebar brace and pad, aluminium panniers and mounting kits.
The new Himalayan is available in six colour options in total. There are three fresh introductions — Pine Green, Mirage Silver and Granite Black. Three have been carried forward from the outgoing model — Rock Red, Lake Blue and Gravel Grey.
Here are the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan specifications
The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan employs the same 411cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled, electronic fuel-injected engine used by the outgoing model. The engine develops 24.3bhp of maximum power and 32Nm of peak torque, and is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan is based on a half-duplex split cradle frame, with the suspension duties being performed by 41mm telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The front has a 21-inch wheel with a 300mm disc, while the rear gets a 17-inch wheel with a 240mm disc. The Himalayan is equipped with a switchable dual-channel ABS, which allows the rider to deactivate rear-wheel ABS. Also available is a hazard switch.
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan bookings and test rides
Royal Enfield is now accepting bookings for the new Himalayan. The customers can also test-ride the 2021 Himalayan now.