Royal Enfield Himalayan FI Sleet to launch on January 12, 2018

Editor@Throttle|Updated: January 10, 2018 15:34

Royal Enfield has revealed the new snow-camouflage colour scheme for the new Himalayan. The new colour scheme features an angular camouflage pattern on matte-grey panels and looks to be inspired from the rocky snow-covered Himalayan terrain, from where it gets its name. Royal Enfield has also been teasing this new “Sleet” colour on various Social Media platforms along with a launch date of January 12. 


The new colour scheme is expected to be an additional colour scheme and should not replace the outgoing solid white and black colour options. As we know, the company has also recently updated its Himalayan to correct the previous bike’s reputation for low reliability. The biggest change on the updated Himalayan is that it now uses a fuel-injection system instead of a carburettor; the company has done this in order to meet BS4 norms. The bike has also undergone other small changes – like the addition of a small metal guard on the oil cooler and matte-black powder coating for the fuel tank cap, and bar-end weights and luggage mounts below the rear seat. The Himalayan holds the distinction of being the first indigenously developed adventure tourer motorcycle to go on sale in India, when it was launched two years back. 


The bike is now powered by a fuel-injected, single cylinder 411cc engine. It produces 24.8PS of power and 32Nm of torque at 4250rpm via a 5-speed gearbox. The styling of the adventure bike has been kept bare and basic to reduce unwanted weight and minimise damage to the motorcycle in the event of a fall. The design gives preference to function over form. For better off-roading prowess the bike gets equipped with long-travel suspension on both ends. It sports a large 21-inch spoke wheel at the front and an 18-inch spoke wheel at the back, both wrapped with Ceat dual-purpose tyres. 


Royal Enfield had re-introduced the updated Himalayan, last year for Rs 1.65 lakh. This price has now been revised to Rs 1.68 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). However, it is expected that this snow-camouflaged Himalayan will be priced  a bit higher.


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