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    Royal Enfield 650cc Himalayan Development Starts At UK Tech Center

    Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Current Royal Enfield Himalayan competes against other entry-level ADVs such as KTM 250 Adventure, 390 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS
    Royal Enfield gave Indian motorcyclists the first taste of a true blue adventure motorcycle when it launched Himalayan back in 2016. It presented the characteristics of a true off-roader which is meant to travel anywhere and everywhere but not at a great speed though.
    Powering the ADV is a 411cc SOHC engine which has a rather modest output of 24.3 bhp and 32 Nm of peak torque. While the engine provides enough grunt for surpassing any obstacles it just does not provide enough boost with respect to its cubic capacity. Hence, there is a general school of thought that Himalayan should be equipped with the much peppier 650cc parallel-twin motor.
    A more powerful Himalayan
    This thought might actually get into practice as rumours indicate that Royal Enfield is serious about equipping Himalayan with a peppier 650cc parallel-twin motor. A recent report claims that shifting from the existing 411cc SOHC motor to the parallel-twin unit makes good sense. The most notable reason is that at 199 kilos, the current Himalayan is on the heavier side and the existing powertrain doesn’t justify the bike’s credentials.
    The parallel-twin motor churns out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque which evidently makes a better choice any day. However, Royal Enfield has to invest quite a bit of capital in its research and development in order to make the motorcycle compliant with the chassis. The report further mentions that the bikemaker has gone ahead with the development of the new 650cc Himalayan and is in fact closer to a possible reveal.
    RE 650cc
    Not being developed in India
    The most interesting part of the new adventure motorcycle’s development is that it hasn’t been spotted testing on Indian roads yet. Usually, upcoming products, especially from Royal Enfield, are hot topics and widely covered by auto media houses. The report has come with the most plausible explanation that the bike is not being developed in India but at Royal Enfield’s technology centre in the United Kingdom.
    This design and tech centre is located at a private testing facility in Bruntingthorpe. Since late last year, this site has been closed for general public which explains why the upcoming 650cc Himalayan has not been caught by the spy lenses.
    Also, the company might opt for an all-new name instead of calling it Himalayan. Royal Enfield already has few names at its disposal such as Hunter, Sherpa, etc. which could be used for naming the upcoming motorcycle.
    However, details at the moment are very thin and an official confirmation could throw more light in this regard. The challenge for Royal Enfield will be to replicate Himalayan’s off-roading capabilities with some added power to make it more touring friendly.
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    Royal Enfield Himalayan Copycat Chinese Version – Called Hanway G30

    Royal Enfield Himalayan Copycat Motorcycle From China Called Hanway G30Royal Enfield Himalayan recently received a mid-life update earlier this year
    Chinese automotive manufacturers ripping off designs from prominent international models is very well known. Their choices of counterfeits are usually premium automotive brands such as BMW, Kawasaki and Ducati and not usually an Indian brand.
    However, it seems that one of the Chinese automakers has indeed ripped off a very popular Indian model. Hanway’s G30 adventure motorcycle looks like a perfect rip-off of our very own Royal Enfield Himalayan. We say ‘perfect’ because it hasn’t done a bad job in its styling nor the added features it has been provided.
    The Chinese bikemaker is offering G30 in two variants- standard and G30-X. The latter is equipped with wire-spoke wheels wrapped around by tubeless tyres, panniers and a TFT instrument console. Prices of the adventure tourer have been pegged at CNY 17,280, which roughly translates to INR 1.92 lakh making it cheaper than its original inspiration.
    G30 Mechanical Specs & Features
    Unlike Himalayan, G30 employs a 249.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that generates an output of 26 bhp at 9,000 and a peak torque of 22 Nm at 7500rpm. It claims a fuel efficiency figure of 32.2 kmpl while it can clock a maximum speed of 128 kmph.
    Royal Enfield Himalayan Copycat Motorcycle From China Called Hanway G30
    The engine, like in Himalayan, sits on a duplex split double-cradle chassis. This frame is suspended on 35mm USD forks at front with a 120mm travel and a mono-shock at rear with 42mm travel.
    G30 rolls on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels that are wrapped around by tubeless dual-purpose tyres. Such tyres are usually seen on more premium adventure tourers such as Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT. Anchoring duties are handled by a 280mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc. Its saddle is accessible at 800mm which is identical to Himalayan while it offers a ground clearance of 185mm.
    As far as features are concerned, G30 gets a twin-pod LCD instrument console with a full TFT screen, LED headlights with DRL, a 5V 2A charging port, a 19-litre fuel tank and dual-channel ABS. Maybe, Royal Enfield could look to bring in these changes for Himalayan’s next update.
    Royal Enfield Himalayan Copycat Motorcycle From China Called Hanway G30
    Himalayan Specs
    The major difference between G30 and Himalayan is that the latter is powered by a 411cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 24.3 bhp at 6,500rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. This motor is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox.
    It rolls on 21-inch and 17-inch front and rear wire-spoke wheels respectively. Its suspension setup consists of 41mm telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at rear with a travel of 200mm and 180mm respectively. It also has a smaller fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. More

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    Royal Enfield Himalayan Modified Into A 4 Wheel ATV – Cost Rs 3.5 L

    Royal Enfield Himalayan Modified Into a 4 Wheel ATV
    Royal Enfield made its first appearance in 2016 and was recently updated earlier this year with a starting price of Rs 2.01 lakh (ex-showroom)

    Royal Enfield and aftermarket customisation go hand in hand. There is not a single Royal Enfield model which hasn’t gone under the knife at an aftermarket workshop and then come out in a whole new avatar. A versatile chassis is the primary reason for the brand being a fan favourite among bikers who love a few mod jobs on their bikes.
    The latest example is way out of the leagues of all modifications witnessed until now. A Royal Enfield Himalayan has been modified into a quad-bike or in elaborate words- a four-wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) a local customisation workshop- Kunwar Customs based out of Jaipur.
    Completely Overhauled Styling
    A video of the same has been uploaded on YouTube by Vampvideo explaining details of the customisation carried out on the ATV. Not from any angle, can this bike be identified as a Himalayan as it wears a completely different top hat. For starters, only a few components such as the engine, lower section of the frame, chainset, etc. have been carried forward from a 2019 model of Himalayan.
    On the other hand, instrument cluster and handlebar have been taken from an old Thunderbird 350. Almost all body panels are made of fibre plastic and have been borrowed from a donor ATV although it gets a brand new custom-made metallic fuel tank since the Himalayan’s fuel tank did not synchronise with the body of the ATV.
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    The four-wheeler rides on beautiful machine-cut alloy wheels shod by knobby all-terrain tyres. It gets a dual-disc brake setup at front wheels and single discs at rear wheels. Some of the components such as the shock absorbers, Zhongya ATV tyres and disc brakes have been separately imported.
    It gets a pair of primary as well as auxiliary LED headlights with LED rings around. The luggage rack at front is custom-made as well. A similar luggage rack has also been added at rear as well which could seat up to three people on the removable seats. It is a very practical inclusion since the primary seat is good enough to hold the rider only.
    Updated Hardware
    Additionally, to convey that the ATV has Royal Enfield DNA, the workshop has added custom Royal Enfield branding and body decals similar to the ones seen in the adventure tourer on the ATV’s fuel tank and centre panels. The chassis has been customised as well while a completely new custom-made suspension setup has been employed. The video shows that the frame is suspended on an independent double-wishbone setup at front with gas-charged shock absorbers and a mono-shock at rear.
    Powertrain Specs
    Royal Enfield Himalayan ATV is powered by the same 411cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 24.3 bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. However, the workshop has tinkered with the sprockets in order to extract more torque from the motor at the rear wheels. This unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The customiser added that it would cost around Rs 3.5 lakh and would take around three months of time to build a similar custom ATV. More

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    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Batch Delivery Starts Across India

    Image – Nidhin
    2021 RE Himalayan adventure tourer gets three colour options, Tripper Navigation and Make It Yours personalization options

    Royal Enfield has launched the new Himalayan adventure tourer in India. It is priced from Rs 2.01 lakh, ex-sh; and comes in with some feature updates and technology while engine remains unchanged. Deliveries have commenced across India. First batch owners have now taken delivery of new Himalayan.
    Colour Updates on 2021 RE Himalayan
    The new RE Himalayan gets some design changes and new colours. It is seen in colour options of Mirage Silver, Pine Green and New Granite Black (in a mix of matte and gloss) along with existing colours of Rock Red, Lake Blue and Gravel Grey.
    Though the instrument cluster layout and design remain unchanged, it sees the addition of a Tripper Navigation Pod. The new tripper navigation was first seen on the Meteor 350. This system allows users to get turn by turn directions which can be connected to the rider’s smartphone.
    Tripper Navigation is powered by Google Maps and Royal Enfield App. Feature updates also include tank guards which double up as carriers for extra fuel tanks or luggage while a luggage rack is added at the rear as a part of these updates.
    Image – Nidhin
    The 2021 RE Himalayan is priced depending on its colour options. The Mirage Silver and Gravel Grey variants are priced at Rs.2,36,286. The Lake Blue, Rock Red and Granite Black carry price tags of Rs. 2,40,285 while the top of the line Pine Green colour is priced at Rs.2,44,284. These are on-road Delhi prices.
    Seating is seen in high density foam and finished in optional Tan colour scheme offering not only better comfort over longer distances but also a striking colour contrast as well. New and improved windscreen protects the rider from the blast of wind relating to a more comfortable ride. It also receives a rear carrier with an additional plate for fastening any luggage and an ergonomic front rack offers better comfort to the rider.
    Royal Enfield has also updated the new Himalayan with Make-it-Yours feature allowing customers to personalize and accessorize their motorcycles which can be accessed through the RE App, the company website or at authorized dealerships.
    RE Himalayan Engine, Suspension and Braking
    Like its earlier counterpart launched in 2016, the Himalayan gets its power via a 411cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled engine. This engine makes 24.83 hp power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm and gets mated to a 5 speed gearbox. It receives telescopic fork in the front and mono-shock at the rear while braking is via dual channel anti-lock braking system with ABS switchable on the rear wheel for better off-road use
    Upcoming RE Launches
    Earlier this year, Royal Enfield revealed that they would be expanding their product portfolio with one new bike in the 250-750cc every three months. The new RE Classic 350 is expected to launch in April 2021 which will be followed by the launch of the Interceptor 350, Cruiser 650. Facelifted Interceptor/ Continental 650 are also expected this year. More

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    Royal Enfield Himalayan 2021 First Ride And Walkaround – Better Than Before?

    Image – Nitesh Neo
    Equipped with several new features, 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan offers smoother, more comfortable rides

    Updated Himalayan has been launched at a starting price of Rs 2.36 lakh (on-road, Delhi) while the ex-sh Chennai price starts from Rs 2.01 lakh. The adventure-ready motorcycle gets three new colour options – Mirage Silver, Granite Black and Pine Green. Earlier options of Gravel Grey, Lake Blue and Rock Red have been retained. The Pine Green is the top-spec model, priced at Rs 2.44 lakh, on-road, Delhi.
    Himalayan 2021 new features
    To inform users about all that’s new in Himalayan 2021 as well as share first ride experience, YouTube channel Nitesh Neo has posted a detailed video. One of the key changes is the updated dashboard that now has Tripper navigation system.
    As may be recalled, the Tripper system was first introduced with Meteor 350. Powered by Google Maps, the Tripper system has a dedicated screen to display turn-by-turn navigation. It works when paired to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
    Other dials on the dash remain largely the same as earlier. Users can access a range of information such as distance travelled, miles per hour, gear position indicator, compass, fuel gauge, and tachometer.
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    At the front, the frame on the sides of fuel tank has been adjusted to provide more leg and knee space for taller riders. The windscreen is longer, which should provide better protection against the wind. This update also improves the motorcycle’s road presence.
    Users can expect more comfortable rides, as the seat is now thicker as compared to the earlier model. At the rear, a back rack has been added for a carrier box. It is rated to support up to 7 kg.
    Himalayan 2021 ride experience
    According to the rider, updated Royal Enfield Himalayan appears to be more responsive. It has a clean, linear throttle response, which ensures smooth rides. Performance on dirt tracks is superb, as the motorcycle has good balance and has been equipped with robust suspension system. Seats are comfortable and can support long-distance touring.
    Powering 2021 Himalayan is the same engine as earlier, a 411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor. It is capable of churning out max power of 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm and max torque of 32 Nm at 4,000rpm – 4,500rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
    2021 Himalayan rides on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels. These are considered better for off-roading in comparison to standard alloy wheels. The motorcycle has dual purpose Ceat tyres (tube type) with knobby design. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at both ends. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard. More

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    New Royal Enfield Himalayan Launch Today – Price Hike Expected

    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Royal Enfield will launch the updated 2021 Himalayan today in India

    One of the most popular adventure-ready motorcycles in the country, Royal Enfield Himalayan will be getting a range of updates with the 2021 model. Updated Himalayan has started reaching dealerships and launch is scheduled for today, February 11.
    It is expected to be offered at a starting price of Rs 2.51 lakh (ex-sh.), making is around 20k costlier than its predecessor. Some dealers have started taking unofficial bookings for Himalayan 2021 model.
    2021 Himalayan – what’s new?
    Updated Himalayan gets mild visual enhancements and new colour options. At the front, the headlamp now has a black casing. The windshield is a taller unit, which will be functionally better and also improve the motorcycle’s road presence.
    The front frame located next to the fuel tank has been shortened and moved slightly forward. This change is based on user feedback, wherein some taller riders had complained about the front frame touching their knees.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Another key update is new tan-coloured seat, which creates a visually appealing contrast. It will be more comfortable as well, as it utilizes high density foam. The motorcycle also gets a blacked-out heat shield for the exhaust. Luggage rack design has been updated and it now looks sturdier than that of the outgoing model. Users can expect to carry more, heavier luggage with updated Himalayan.
    Talking about colour options, updated Himalayan gets three new shades – Pine Green, Granite Black and Mirage Silver. These are in addition to the existing colour options of Lake Blue, Gravel Grey and Rock Red. Features that are the same as earlier include round headlamp and rear-view mirrors, teardrop shaped turn indicators, sculpted fuel tank, upswept exhaust, and slim tail section.
    Tripper navigation
    First introduced with Meteor 350, Tripper navigation will be standard equipment on-board most new / updated Royal Enfield products. Himalayan 2021 model has also been updated with Tripper navigation system. Its primary benefit is that users can get directions on the dedicated screen and will not be required to use their smartphone screen. Tripper system can be used by pairing it with user’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Instrument Cluster with Tripper Navigation
    2021 Himalayan engine
    There are no changes to the engine or its tuning. The 411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine is capable of generating 24.3 bhp of max power at 6,500 rpm and 32Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm – 4,500rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. More details will be revealed soon, at the launch event. More

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    New Royal Enfield Himalayan Silver Fully Revealed Ahead Of Launch

    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Silver
    Apart from new colour options, the updated Royal Enfield Himalayan will be offered with a Tripper Navigation system

    Royal Enfield dealers have started accepting unofficial bookings for the updated 2021 Himalayan. The latest iteration of the adventure tourer has already started reaching dealerships across the country and is expected to reach its customers in the next few days.
    As per leaked pricing, the updated Himalayan will be available at a starting price of Rs 2.51 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards which is a premium of Rs 20k over its predecessor. Official prices are to be announced on 10th Feb, tomorrow at launch.
    Launch of the new Hinalayan was expected last month, however, due to some reasons, it got delayed. Test mules of the adventure bike have been spotted and clicked on multiple occasions in recent past. Latest spy shots are credit to bijit_bk.
    Updated Cosmetics
    In the latest iteration of the motorcycle, Royal Enfield has incorporated a handful of cosmetic updates along with new paint scheme options. These new colour options include Pine Green, Granite Black and Mirage Silver.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    While some of the earlier options have been included some colour schemes such as Lake Blue, Gravel Grey and Rock Red have been retained in the updated version of the adventure tourer. Along with this, the motorcycle now comes with a new contrasting tan-coloured seat with a high foam density.
    It was expected that the bike will get a new headlamp cluster that sports an LED DRL ring around its circumference. But that seems not to be the case in latest spy shots. Another notable update is a taller windshield in order to enhance the bike’s road presence and improved protection from gusting winds.
    Other design highlights retained from the previous model are a round headlamp, a sculpted fuel tank, rearview mirrors, sleek turn indicators, a slim tail section and an upswept exhaust. The new model also comes with an updated luggage rack with a flat surface metal plate that ensures a larger space to mount one’s luggage.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Instrument Cluster with Tripper Navigation
    Tripper Navigation
    In terms of features, the updated Himalayan gets the all-important Tripper Navigation feature which was first introduced in the recently launched Meteor 350. This new feature is helpful in getting turn-by-turn navigation on long journeys.
    It allows riders to connect their smartphones to the system via Bluetooth. The rider is required to enter the destination on the Royal Enfield’s App on the phone and the tripper screen on the instrument cluster will receive all navigation details.
    Mechanical Specifications
    Mechanically, it is identical to its outgoing predecessor. It is powered by the same 411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that pushes out 24.3bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm of torque between 4,000rpm – 4,500rpm. This unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
    Its hardware is also retained from the previous Himalayan. This includes a suspension setup which consists of a 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock at rear. Anchoring duties are handled by front and rear disc brakes assisted switchable ABS (anti-lock braking system).

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    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan New Green Colour Spotted At Dealer Yard

    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan spied at dealer
    Royal Enfield is expanding its product portfolio with launch of one new motorcycle in the 250cc-750cc range every three months

    Royal Enfield has an interesting array of new models planned for launch in the New Year. These include the next gen RE Classic 350, Interceptor 350, facelifted Interceptor / Continental 650 and a 650cc cruiser bike. But ahead of all that, Royal Enfield will launch an updated version of the Himalayan.
    Launch was expected to take place last month, but that did not happen. But now, first units of the updated Himalayan motorcycle have started arriving at company dealership. Here are latest spy shots – credit to automotive enthusiast Ram Prasath and Gideon Tony.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    As can be seen in the spy image, 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with an all new shade of Green. Apart from the new colour, it also gets Tripper Navigation system, that is already on offer with Meteor 350. The Meteor 350 was the first bike to receive this feature which will now be extended to other bikes in the company lineup.
    Tripper Navigation allows riders to connect their smartphones to the system via Bluetooth and receive turn navigation details. Along with this Tripper Navigation, the 2021 RE Himalayan will likely see updates in the form of a new headlamp which will sport an LED ring to work as a DRL.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan spied
    New colour options are also be a part of the update. The current Himalayan is presented in color options of Granite Black, Snow White, Sleet Grey, Gravel Grey and Rock Red. New colours include Green, White and Silver.
    Engine and Transmission
    The 2021 RE Himalayan will be powered by the same 411cc, single cylinder engine which was recently updated to BS6 emission standards. This engine makes 24.3 bhp power at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm torque at 4,000 to 4500 rpm. The engine gets mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
    2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan will be equipped with disc brakes at both ends while it will receive dual channel ABS for enhanced braking performance. Suspension duties will be handled via telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock unit at the rear.
    As per the leaked pricing, new Himalayan is expected to get costlier by about Rs 20,000 – taking the price to about Rs 2.51 lakh. Official launch is expected to take place in the coming days.
    Post Himalayan Launches
    Post this, Royal Enfield has plans to launch the Classic 350 new generation. It expected by April 2021 while the updated 650 Twins with alloys, new Tripper turn-by-turn navigation – will launch either this month of next. More