Adventurers now gear up as the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan version is now out in the market. The new model is priced at Rs.. 2.01 lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi. The 2021 Himalayan model witnessed few updates such as the Tripper Navigation pod which was first seen in the RE Meteor 350 model. Other features include Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation system. However, there is no provision for the display of incoming calls or messages when connected to Royal Enfield app. The new Himalayan model comes in three color options- Pine Green, Mirage Silver and Granite Black. Considering the price of the BS4 model, Pine green and Granite black versions are costlier by 13,000, thus having a price of Rs.2.09 lakhs. The Mirage silver model is more expensive than the BS4 model by Rs.6,000.
The tanks guard up at the front undergoes a slight change in the framework being now forward set and smaller in size. This redesign comes after taking into account the customers’ feedback which made it cramped for tall riders. For easy mounting of luggage at the rear end, the luggage section now gets a plate shape. Also, a narrow design can be observed at the flyscreen which is at top of the round headlights. The 2021 Himalayan version also sees an improvement with respect to the seat so as to ensure a smooth ride and comfort to the riders.
Coming to the engine, the Royal Enfield Himalayan version gets the same BS6 compliant 411 cc long-stroke engine which delivers 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque between 4,000-4,500 rpm. The front forks which are 41 mm get a travel of 200 mm and the rear forks have a travel of180 mm. The 2021 model continues to have the same cycle parts like suspension and brakes including a 5-speed gearbox. The dual-channel ABS feature too remains the same in the new model along with the option of disconnecting ABS on the rear wheel. There hasn’t been any significant change in the wheels too which possess a 21-inch spoked wheel up front and a 17-inch spoked wheel at the rear.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan isn’t the only model in this segment. KTM 250 Adventure and the BMW G 310 GS are the competitors for the Himalayan in the Indian market.
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