Royal Enfield is gearing up for a groundbreaking 2018 with the addition of the highly anticipated Himalayan model to the North America market. The Himalayan is purpose-built for adventure — allowing for a less extreme and more accessible form of adventure touring.
Royal Enfield North America will bring the popular Himalayan model to dealers in summer 2018. Purpose-built for adventure, the Himalayan is built on a rugged duplex split cradle frame designed and developed by Harris Performance. The Himalayan’s 9-inch ground clearance ensures it can take on obstacles comfortably. An optimal wheel size combination allows for better control while riding over rocks and ruts. The Himalayan is powered by an overhead camshaft engine platform that forms the base for its new long-stroke LS 410 engine. The engine delivers high torque and usable power at lower RPMs to make for smooth riding in higher gears at lower speeds, making it easier to climb hills or maneuver through traffic. Modern design and materials translate to increased efficiency and low maintenance.
Touring utility is built inherently into the Himalayan. A 4-gallon fuel tank provides a long range of approximately 280 miles. An ergonomical sync between foot pegs, handlebar and seat height provides a comfortable upright riding posture that is necessary for long rides. An accessible 31.5-inch seat height with lower mass-balance ensures ease of planting feet on the ground for complete control. The Royal Enfield Himalayan comes fitted with dual-purpose tires that lend a confident grip and performance across a range of conditions. In addition to complete braking control, the 300 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brakes help to reduce braking effort.
The Himalayan will be in available in two colors — Graphite and Snow — in the summer of 2018. The model will retail for $4,499 MSRP and will offer a full range of motorcycle accessories.
About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With 50 percent growth every year for the last six years, Royal Enfield is a key player in the global mid-size motorcycle market.
Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has developed a network of more than 70 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet and Classic 500 motorcycles along with a range of genuine motorcycle accessories and apparel. All Royal Enfield models come with a two-year, unlimited mile warranty.