Royal Enfield has updated their website to include their all new tourer, the Himalayan. As of now there are no specifications or other details that are available there but there are a ton of images and a large video gallery.
Royal Enfield reveals that the Himalayan is powered by a single-cylinder, ‘LS400’, oil-cooled, overheard camshaft engine which produces 25 BHP of power on the prototype model & is matched to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine will have a very long 10,000 km oil change interval and 25,000 km spark plug change interval. The bike is claimed to cruise comfortable at speeds above between 80 – 120 kmph, where the current models struggle a lot. The Himalayan will have a fuel tank of 15 litres with mileage in the range of 30 – 35 kmpl. Like all the other tourers in its segment, it has long travel suspensions with a mono shock at the rear and a high side mounted exhaust. There is also the option of adding saddle bags that come as an optional accessory. This is the first time that Royal Enfield has strayed into the tourer segment of the motorcycles and with the sales of their Continental GT down, they have a lot riding on this model.