EXCLUSIVE: BS6 Royal Enfield Himalayan Reaches Dealerships

Modified On Jan 19, 2020 By Alpesh Rajpurohit for Royal Enfield Himalayan

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It gets new paint options and switchable ABS! 

  • The BS6 Himalayan is expected to be around Rs 6,000-Rs 8,000 more expensive than before. 
  • Power and torque figures could be similar to the older model. 
  • Unofficial bookings are open for Rs 10,000

It seems like Royal Enfield is all set to officially launch the BS6 Himalayan as the updated motorcycle has started reaching dealerships. Select dealers have even started accepting bookings for the BS6 Himalayan for a token amount of Rs 10,000. As of now, there’s no word on the price, but we expect the updated model to be around Rs 6,000-Rs 8,000 more expensive than the current BS4 model, which retails at Rs 1.81 lakh (ex-showroom).  

Just like we’ve seen with the BS6 Classic 350, the updated Himalayan looks quite similar to its predecessor. However, there’s one major change in the cosmetic department. Remember the new paint schemes that RE had showcased at the 2019 EICMA? Well, the bike maker is bringing that to our shores! However, you might have to pay a bit extra for these new colour options. And oh, it now comes with a hazard toggle switch.

Apart from the minor cosmetic updates, there’s one major change -- it gets switchable ABS! Yes, it seems like rumours of RE giving the Himalayan switchable ABS are indeed true. With this, the BS6-compliant Himalayan will be the most affordable ADV to get switchable ABS! Now, we don’t have the official spec sheet yet, but we expect the 411cc motor to be slightly tweaked to adhere to the upcoming emission norms. This could take a minor hit on its performance. In its current state of tune, the motor churns out 24.83PS and 32Nm of torque. 

In terms of rivals, the Himalayan goes up against the upcoming KTM 390 ADV, the Kawasaki Versys X-300, and the BMW G 310 GS

Image courtesy for red bike: Robin Nakai/Helmet Stories

[Update: Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 Prices Revealed]

 

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