Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc is in the works and has been already confirmed by the company’s CEO. After being in the headlines for the unveiling of their two new bikes – Interceptor and Continental GT 650, the company is working on the third bike which will get the same 650cc parallel twin engine. However, the hands of the company are pretty much full with the global as well as India launch of the former two and the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc might only see the light of the day by 2019.
What The New Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc Get?
The all new Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc will get the same 648cc parallel twin engine from the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 which makes a total of 47 BHP of power along with 52Nm of torque. This is a huge move as there were already reports of the Himalayan being unhappy with the feeble power figures of the first generation bike. For a bike that was aiming to be your perfect adventure motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Himalayan made 24.5BHP of power and 32Nm of torque with the 411cc motor on board. ABS will be standard and there might be a dual channel ABS option available as well.
We are also expecting that the company will look into the feedback of the previous generation owners and help fix the existing problems with the bike. For those who don’t know, there were reports of the Royal Enfield Himalayan breaking down with as low as 7 kilometres on the odometer.
Price and Launch Date of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc in India:
The Royal Enfield Himalayan, when launched back in 2015, was the most affordable adventure tourer in the Indian motorcycle market but there are now players like the Kawasaki Versys 300 starting for as low as 4.6 lakhs rupees. Since the motorcycle will be manufactured locally at the company’s Chennai facility, expect it to be priced similar to the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 with a price tag of 3-3.5 lakhs.
This makes the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650cc cheaper than the Versys 300 by a good 1-1.5 lakh Rupees in India. The expected launch date of the bike is second quarter of 2019.