The company has revealed that an updated Royal Enfield Himalayan will come to India next year. The Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT have been the talking points from the company from the past few weeks mostly because of the new 650cc twin parallel engine that the two motorcycles will come with. Well the news we bring to you today is that the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will get the 650cc twin parallel engine too.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan will get a bigger engine – most likely the 650cc from Interceptor
As the news for a bigger capacity Himalayan was confirmed by Royal Enfield itself, the speculations of it carrying the same 650cc parallel twin engine from the Interceptor and the Continental GT have been continuously reaching our ears. In all honesty the Royal Enfield Himalayan had more than a few problems and the customers were really unhappy with them. Since the company is working on an updated Himalayan, it’s assuring to know that Royal Enfield has acknowledged these problems from the previous iteration.
The new adventure motorcycle will also come with improved fairing design, better tyres and ABS as standard. The overall design language will remain the same apart from a few bits and pieces. People over at Indian Autos Blog have created a beautiful render of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc which looks very interesting. We just hope the final product looks close to this.
The Himalayan Will Still Be The Cheapest Adventure Motorcycle In India
The Himalayan was launched by Royal Enfield two years ago and it was the cheapest adventure bike one could buy back then. With an updated 650cc twin parallel engine from the Royal Enfield Interceptor, it will still manage to undercut the price of the rest of adventure motorcycles from other manufacturers.
As of the launch date, The Interceptor and the Continental GT will still be the first set of bikes to sport the 650cc engine from Royal Enfield which will come to India by May-July in the year 2018. The Royal Enfield Himalayan will follow soon after and might see the light of the day by the end of 2018. Expect the motorcycle to be priced at 3.5 lakhs.