Royal Enfield has a launched a new version of the Himalayan. This is called the Himalayan Sleet. The bike costs ₹ 2,12,666 (on-road, Chennai). This new motorcycle will sport a new colour and pattern, which are in shades of grey. RE says that it has been inspired from mountains. The Himalayan is a touring bike and to make it more attractive, the first 500 Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet motorcycles will come pre-fitted with the Explorer Kit. This kit is an assortment of Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, which helps it in being adventure ready. The introductory price includes the Explorer kit as well.
The Explorer kit in the Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet comes with aluminium panniers, pannier mounting rails, aluminium handlebar with cross brace and large engine guard. The bike comes with a 2-year warranty. The bike can be booked online, which is available only for the first 500 bikes. Beginning January 12th till January 30th, enthusiasts can go online and register themselves, thereby expressing interest to purchase. The sale will go ‘live’ on January 30th2018, on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis.
Commenting on the launch of Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet and the Explorer Kit Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield, said, “The new Himalayan Sleet is inspired by the terrain of Royal Enfield’s spiritual home – the Himalayas, its craggy land, the gorges, edgy peaks all brought together in the colours of the sleet . Additionally, the first 500 owners will get pre-fitted Explorer Kits to help kick-start their personal expeditions on the Himalayan Sleet”
Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Price
|Model||On-road Price, Chennai|
|Himalayan Sleet||₹2.12 lakhs|
The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet is launched at ₹ 2.12 lakhs, on road Chennai. This price also includes the Explorer Kit which will be made available only for a select number of bikes on first come first serve basis. Customers can pre-book the bike online, on the company’s website by paying ₹ 5000.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Explorer Kit
The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Explorer Kit will comprise of the following RE genuine accessories.
- 2 x 26 litres water resistant aluminium panniers,
- Off-road style aluminium handlebar with cross brace for added strength,
- Handlebar end weights for additional protection, and a
- Powder-coated finish engine guard.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Grey is suited for long rides and is comfortable as well. It boasts of a Long-travel suspension, natural upright riding position, dual purpose tyres combined with agile handling and a durable engine. It aims to offer a comfortable ride on the highway, city streets, or even remote mountain roads. The bike is specially designed to take on all terrains. The low end torque helps a lot in this.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been a very innovative bike from the company. It has also won the “MotorOctane Bike of the Year Award 2016”, at our awards event last year. The Himalayan is a no-nonsense bike. It is built for a purpose and it rightly delivers in those areas. If you are an adventurous person and love to try out new places or tours, then the Himalayan makes for a suitable companion.