GUWAHATI, Jan 20: The Royal Enfield Himalayan has redefined adventure touring in India and across the world. Inspired by Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home – The Himalayas – the motorcycle has been an accessible and engaging option for accomplished riding enthusiasts as well as aspiring adventure riders.
Launched in 2016, the purpose-built motorcycle is an absolutely versatile and truly off-road capable motorcycle. Taking forward this journey, Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, on Monday announced the launch of the new Himalayan with BS-VI compliant engine.
The new Himalayan retains the original versatility and vigour of the motorcycle, and makes the ride experience more engaging by adding a Switchable ABS feature. Switching the ABS off allows the rear wheel to lock, and lets the rider drift when riding off-road.
This makes adventure touring and trail riding experience more engaging and exciting for riding enthusiasts. With more focus on rider safety, the new Himalayan is equipped with a hazard switch that warns other riders in its proximity in case of a red flag.
In addition to this, the enhanced brake mechanism ensures a smoother riding experience with lesser stopping distance. The new motorcycle will also come with an improved side-stand that will make parking on any kind of terrains easier.
Commenting on the launch, Vinod Dasari, CEO, Royal Enfield India, said “The Himalayan is a distinctive adventure tourer which has performed admirably well, both in India and international markets. Since 2016, the Himalayan has served as a versatile, accessible and un-intimidating ally to many adventures across the world. The launch of the new BS-VI Himalayan with its unique features and design functions gives us confidence that it will resonate with riders, setting new standards for adventure motorcycling in the country.”