IAB’s in-house designer Shoeb R Kalania has rendered a bigger-capacity Himalayan, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650.
Royal Enfield CEO and Managing Director, Mr Siddhartha Lal confirmed that the brand is working on a bigger capacity Himalayan. After the world reveal of Royal Enfield’s all-new 650 cc parallel twin engine it is expected that the company will employ the engine in the adventure bike as well. The speculative rendering features a matte black paint finish. The round headlamp gets a fly-screen to protect the rider from wind blasts at high speeds.
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The handlebar is raised, and the single piece seat ensures comfortable ergonomics. The footpegs placement aid in stand-up riding as well. The pillion seat ends with a small space for saddlebags, and there is a tail rack as well. The saddle stays prevent the bags from touching the exhaust.
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In the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, the 648cc SOHC parallel twin mill makes 47 PS of power at 7,100 rpm; and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine mates with an all-new 6-speed transmission with slip-assist clutch. Expect Royal Enfield to tune this engine to suit the character of this motorcycle.
Beefy front fork with gaiters hold the front spoke wheel, while the rear gets a link-type monoshock. The wheels are shod with knobby tyres for optimal off-road performance. The exhaust is a two-to-one unit with dual exits. Brakes include disc on both ends with switchable ABS.
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If Royal Enfield decides to launch this motorcycle in India, it would lock horns with SWM’s upcoming SuperDual; Kawasaki Versys 650, and the Benelli TNT 600 GT. The company launched the BS 4 fuel injected variant of the Himalayan in September, this year.