Royal Enfield has introduced three new colour options for the Royal Enfield Himalayan at EICMA 2019. The new colour options for the adventure motorcycle will presumably be launched as a part of the MY2020 update.
The new options include Lake Blue and Rock Red as and Gravel Grey in a glossy finish. The third colour, Gravel Grey, will be retailed in Granite Grey. For the Lake Blue shade, Royal Enfield has used a deeper shade of blue in the front part of the fuel tank. This shade is also seen in the fuel tank guard and rear luggage carrier. In the case of Rock Red shade, the blue has been replaced with scarlet red. Besides that, the rest of the fuel tank gets a contrasting white (Lake Blue) and black (Rock Red).
The high-placed front fender is black in both the motorcycles with a chrome touch. However, the Granite Grey shade gets the fuel tank and higher placed front fender in grey. There is no official confirmation whether the existing shades of Snow, Granite and Sleet will be continued or not.
Royal Enfield is expected to continue with the same cycle parts with 2020 Himalayan. The suspension system will continue to be 41 mm conventional telescopic fork up front (with 200 mm of travel) and a monoshock in the rear (180 mm travel). Brakes include a single 300 mm disc in the front and 240 mm unit in the rear. A dual-channel ABS will continue to be present, adding to the safety net.
Powering the Royal Enfield Himalayan is a 411 cc air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected engine. Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, the engine produces 24.5 PS of power and 32 Nm of torque (BS-IV compliant engine). The Himalayan tips the scales at 194 kg and the BS-VI version is expected to be slightly heavier. The seat height is an accessible 800 mm and the ground clearance is pegged at a healthy 220 mm.
The BS-IV Royal Enfield Himalayan is priced at INR 1.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the BS-VI version is expected to be INR 7,000-10,000 costlier.