Royal Enfield Himalayan Fi Variant Probable Launch This Month

  • 12th, Aug 2017 11:00 AM
  • Mayank Sharma
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Royal Enfield Himalayan, the sole adventure tourer from the Chennai based bike maker, was discontinued from the Indian biking industry, as the BSIV switchover this fiscal year. A new fuel-injected version, which was already a part of RE’s plan to supersede the carburetted Himalayan variant in the lineup, may launch this month.

Well, the overseas sale of the fuel-injected Himalayan has already started. While its sale here is expected to a large extent by this end month. The reason behind is the fuel injected Himalayan spied event at a dealership down south. Also, the dealers source have also affirmed the availability of test bikes at the dealerships by next week. The bookings for the same has also commenced at a token amount of Rs 5,500. Yet, the amount could vary from dealership to dealership. The deliveries against placed orders are expected as early as the first week of September.

The visual and mechanicals changes may be in the form of a fuel injection system and its associated sensors, and a high tech safety of anti-lock braking system(ABS). The blacked-out handlebar risers and a blacked out fuel lid might also be seen.

The only entry-level Adventure Tourer available from Royal Enfield under Rs 2 lakh, the Himalayan is a proper overlander. The bike is developed on the half duplex- split cradle frame, tall seat height, and long travel suspension. Whereas, the on-off road tires make it a formidable ally in off-road trails

Under the fuel tank, the Himalayan adventure is equipped with a 411cc air-cooled fuel-injected single. Mated to the five-speed transmission, the mill is claimed to spits out the peak power of 24.8PS at 6500 rpm and peak twisting force of 32Nm at 4250 rpm.

As per the dealer's sources, the motorcycle will fall in the vicinity of Rs 1.90-1.94 lakh (on-road). That premium amount can be considered as the introduction of a fuel injection system, ABS and surely the implementation of the GST.

 

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