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More Footage of Royal Enfield Himalayan, We Love Its Sound

Still not launched officially yet, the Royal Enfield Himalayan was, however, the star of what appears to be a private event held behind closed doors in India. Why are we showing this to you, you may ask, especially as spy photos of the Himalayan abound lately.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 1 photo
Well, this time it's not about how the bike looks, but about how it sounds. In early December last year, we stumbled upon another video shot in traffic and we could hear the sound of the new Royal Enfield machine, but it was mixed with that of the street and the dozen other bikes and cars around it.

The new footage was shot indoors, so only now can we hear its true rumble. Honestly, we loved that throaty and assertive sound even though it is not clear whether this exhaust silencer is standard equipment or from the accessory list.

Some believe that the bike that keeps appearing on the wire lately is the top-of-the-line Himalayan model, and therefore, it sports an aftermarket exhaust can. The aluminum side cases and the front side fuel canisters might indeed indicate that this is not exactly the base model, but until official info is revealed, it's all just a guessing game.

Watch out for the chain/wheel protection on the rear left side


The Royal Enfield Himalayan is targeting the Indian market primarily, so we sort of saw this coming. If you watch closely the beginning of this video, you will observe that the left side of the rear wheel is protected by a metal grill.

Such add-ons are quite common in India, and we even got to see Harley-Davidson offering them as accessories for the Street 500 and Street 750 machines. It looks like Royal Enfield believes that there will be ladies riding sidesaddle on the Himalayan, and thinking about their safety is cool.

Now, bring on that bike and let us see what it can do!

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