Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler Imagined
The Himalayan scrambler was envisioned by Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi
Royal Enfield already has the Himalayan and the Bullet Trails which occupy two ends of the adventure motorcycling spectrum. What’s missing is a scrambler and a flat tracker. Interesting thing is, the brand is rumoured to be working on a flat tracker which is supposedly based on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. This leaves space for the scrambler. Fortunately for us, Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi has already visualised what the bike would look like in the form of a render.
The render showcases the Himalayan with proper off-road equipment. Its conventional telescopic fork has been replaced by premium upside-down units and a high-mounted front fender. To suit its off-road orientation the bike also features spoked wheels and knobby tyres, a bash plate and a raised rear fender. The exhaust has been pulled further up for better water-wading capabilities while the box swingarm has been replaced with a new die-cast unit. Braking, on the other hand, it handled by petal disc brakes and dual-channel ABS.
Furthermore, the Himalayan’s split seat makes way for a single-piece unit that sits in line with the redesigned fuel tank. The last piece of the puzzle comes in the form of a smaller circular headlamp and what looks like a new instrument console.
The scrambler is powered by the same 411cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine seen on the Himalayan that produces 24.5 PS of power and 32 Nm of torque in its current state of tune. It’s possible that Royal Enfield could take things up a notch and slap its potent 650cc parallel-twin engine in there for better grunt, but that’s still highly speculative.
We’d also like to point out that Royal Enfield hasn’t officially confirmed a Himalayan Scrambler and this is just an unofficial render that gives us a glimpse of what the bike could look like in its off-road avatar.