New Royal Enfield Himalayan To Be The Only Bike To Get Dual Channel ABS

While most Royal Enfield Motorcycles will come with Single-Channel ABS, the Himalayan might retain the dual-channel system found on the Export unit.

Royal Enfield Himalayan and other motorcycles are expected to get ABS very soon. The Indian Government has made it mandatory for all bike manufacturers to equip their motorcycles with capacities more than 125cc with ABS technology. Apparently no manufacturer is to sell any such bikes without ABS from April 1. The homegrown manufacturer Royal Enfield that has bikes like the Himalayan in its portfolio is rumored to introduce ABS in its entire line up pretty soon.

However, all the bikes that the company sells in India are expectedd to get only single channel ABS systems. There is a  rumor doing the rounds that the Royal Enfield Himalayan that the company also exports to markets like US might retain the dual channel ABS found on the export unit.

Himalayan To Be The Only Royal Enfield Bike To Get Dual Channel ABS

While all the Classic and Thunderbird range of motorcycles by Royal Enfield are expected to come with single channel ABS, the word is the Himalayan might retain the dual channel unit found on the export version of the bike. This will make the Himalayan the only motorcycle by the company to get dual channel ABS. That is however only until Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT launch in India which are both loaded with the technology.

Single Channel ABS on Royal Enfield motorcycles means that only the front wheel with disc brakes will be mated to the system. However, given the weight of the motorcycles both in the Classic and Thunderbird range we would have liked to see dual channel units on the upcoming bikes. The Himalayan on the other hand which is a budget tourer by Royal Enfield desperately needs the capabilities for its revival.

Royal Enfield Himalayan With Dual Channel ABS Price in India and Launch Date

Royal Enfield Himalayan along with the rest of the bikes in company’s portfolio is expected to be updated in April itself and might make its way to the showrooms pretty soon. We expect the company to increase the prices by 10-12 thousand Rupees in India courtesy the added technology. However, the kind of buyer that buys a Royal Enfield might not have a problem with that.


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