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The fans of Royal Enfield are delighted after the today’s launch of Royal Enfield Himalayan (ABS). Royal Enfield has taken this safety initiative when they have introduced the Classic signals 350 range with ABS. And the company seems to be more aggressive and serious about the security in its entire range of motorcycles.
An intelligent pricing by Royal Enfield the new Himalayan ABS cost Rs 1,78,833 for standard variant while Himalayan Sleet ABS is expensive by Rs 1,836 at Rs 1,80,669 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The older model of Royal Enfield Himalayan which is non-ABS is cheaper by Rs 11,000 as compared to ABS model, the new version is merely expensive but it seems it doesn’t make a huge difference to Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS.
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ABS for the new biked is not the only reason for the price hike. The recently published news by IRDA states all new two-wheelers and passenger vehicles sales need to have a compulsory five-year third-party insurance and a three-year third-party plan. That is mainly the main reason which has prompted the company to raise its price.
Considering all the factors and the recent updates, Royal Enfield Himalayan ABS carries a price of Rs 2,18,693 and the Himalayan Sleet ABS Rs 2,20,771 on-road Mumbai.
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Surprisingly, apart from the new safety feature, there is no additional update for the Himalayan. The other specification remains the same like the older version it is powered by 411cc oil-cooled single cylinder mill, which delivers 24.5 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm torque between 4,000-4,500 rpm, paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
Built on a double-cradle chassis designed by Royal Enfield’s in-house company Harris Performance, Himalayan rides on a larger 21-inch front wheel and a shorter 17-inch at the rear. The adventure bike’s front wheel gets a 300 mm disc, while the rear gets a 240 mm disc. This is interesting as there is a difference at both the ends front or rear but frankly this difference makes the bike more attractive and the performance is good enough as this one is an all-terrain bike and this Royal Enfield Himalayan love challenges and it prompts you to explore the unexplored areas.
Structural Specification: Royal Enfield Himalayan measures 2,190mm in length, 840mm in width, and 1,360mm in height (fly-screen top). It has a wheelbase of 1,465 mm and offers a ground clearance of 220mm, both spot on for off-roading. The above-mentioned specifications are good enough to tackle any kind of road or off-road. Frankly, this bike is meant for an off-roading purpose and a fun to ride the Himalayan.
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Royal Enfield to add ABS across the range
As per the company source,s Royal Enfield will be updating the entire fleet with dual-channel ABS probably by the end of this year. The next major update will be enjoyed by the Bullet, consists of Bullet 500, 350 and Bullet ES which is expected to be the next targeted models.
Royal Enfield would be expected to launch it 650 cc range soon currently these models are under testing and fine tuning of these powerful bikes are in progress. It would be interesting to see the next level of bikes from Royal Enfield and I am sure we all are waiting to see the new Avtar from Royal Enfield soon.