The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been imagined as a Scrambler by Italian automotive designing specialist Oberdan Bezzi. Readers though should keep in mind that Royal Enfield has not officially confirmed a Scrambler based on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. However, it is believed to be testing a Flat Tracker based on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
The rendered Royal Enfield Himalayan has a premium upside-down suspension at the front instead of a conventional telescopic fork. Also, in stock form, the motorcycle offers 200 mm of travel in the front and 180 mm in the rear. The stock Ceat sourced tyres have been replaced with knobby off-road centric tyres. The rims are steel spoke wheels. The circular headlamp is smaller than the stock unit and the instrument panel seems new as well.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan’s 411 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine powering the Scrambler is a fuel-injected SOHC unit and produces 24.5 PS of power and 32 Nm of torque in its stock form. The exhaust, though, has been replaced with an upswept canister unit. Besides that, the frame (developed by Harris Performance) seems to have been largely retained. However, the box type swingarm has been replaced with a new die-cast unit.
Braking duties in the rendered Scrambler are discs at both ends but are different than those of the Royal Enfield Himalayan (a 300 mm disc in the front and at 240 mm unit at the rear). The safety net also includes dual-channel ABS.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan though may be in line to get a new take with the bigger and more powerful motor from the 650 Twins. This engine produces 52 Nm of torque and while that might not seem much for a middleweight twin, it has enough grunt in low engine speeds. In fact, the company claims that 80% of the torque is available from as low as 2,500 rpm.
We expect the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 and the Royal Enfield Flat Tracker 650 to be unveiled sometime next year.
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