2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan launched in the UK

26/02/2018 - 19:32 | ,   | Praveen M

Royal Enfield has launched the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan in the United Kingdom. The motorcycle had gone on sale at a price of GBP 4,199 OTR (INR 3.81 lakhs).

Royal Enfield Himalayan FI right side
Royal Enfield has designed the riding stance for easier stand-up riding.

The 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan is a no-nonsense adventure motorcycle with a rugged design. The analogue-digital instrument cluster features a compass for direction, apart from the usual trove of information. The seat is 800 mm high, and the fuel tank can hold 15-litres of petrol. The motorcycle tips the scale at 185 kg (kerb weight).

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The Euro 4 compliant 411 cc SOHC engine sits inside a half-duplex split cradle frame. With fuel injection and oil cooling, it generates 24.5 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 5-speed gearbox. The front end gets 41 mm telescopic fork with 200 mm travel. The rear monoshock with linkage offers 180 mm wheel travel.

Royal Enfield Himalayan FI front right quarter
The Himalayan gets a 220 mm ground clearance.

The 21-inch front and the 17-inch rear spoke wheels are shod with 90 and 120-section Pirelli knobby tires respectively. The front 300 mm disc and the rear 240 mm disc come with dual-channel ABS. The bike is available in two colours- Snow (White) and Granite (Black). With the competitive price tag, the Himalayan is one of the most affordable beginner-friendly adventure tourers in the market. In the UK market, the Himalayan is GBP 1,000 cheaper than the Continental GT.

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