Royal Enfield, the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world, brought together 60 years of Himalayan riding experiences in a completely ground-up design, paves the way for a purer, non-extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring across global markets it is retailed. In fact, it’s extremely capable off-road capabilities make it adept for riding though potholed urban jungles as it does for treacherous mountain trails.
Built on a rugged duplex split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance, the Himalayan is stable and agile in equal parts. A strong mono shock rear suspension with linkage allows for longer travel and delivers a smoother ride experience regardless of terrain. The Himalayan’s 220mm ground clearance ensures it gobbles up obstacles comfortably be it in the Himalayas, rocky river beds or at stream crossings. An optimal wheel size combination allows for better control while riding over rocks and ruts.
The Himalayan is powered by a completely new and evolved overhead camshaft engine platform that forms the base for its new long stroke LS 410 engine. 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 changes.
Functionally – the Himalayan’s non-intimidating spartan design, a flat torque curve, accessible seat height and long suspension travel alongside the ease of ownership, make the Himalayan is an extremely versatile motorcycle that is adept for long rides while equally being the definitive choice to navigate our urban jungles.
Touring utility is built inherently into the Himalayan. A 15 litre fuel tank provides a long range of approximately 450 kilometers. Luggage mounting points, for hard panniers, soft luggage and jerry cans are integral to the motorcycle’s design. A simple instrument cluster keeps track of speed, direction, ambient temperature, travel time, service intervals and multiple trip distances. Most importantly, an ergonomic sync between footpegs, handlebar & seat height provide a comfortable upright riding posture that is necessary for long rides.
An accessible 800mm seat height with lower mass-balance ensure ease of planting feet on ground for complete control.
Royal Enfield Himalayan comes fitted with dual-purpose tyres that lend a confident grip and performance across a range of conditions. In addition to complete braking control, the 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes help to reduce braking effort. It has paved the path for non-extreme and more accessible forms of adventure touring and will further strengthen this underserved category.
The Himalayan is more than the sum of its parts; not only does it deliver on its intent of being a purpose-built motorcycle for the Himalayas, it is also extremely versatile and designed to be your only motorcycle.
Royal Enfield motorcycles is distributed Exclusively by Hardcore Brothers Custom Motorcycles, Inc. with main office at 7462 Bagtikan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City Tel. no. (632)8992699 / (632) 8960131 / (632) 6967864 / 63.2.9177025902