Photos of the Royal Enfield Himalayan in Production Form Leaked

Royal Enfield Himalayan on the assembly line 4 photos
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Royal Enfield is drawing nearer and nearer to the moment they will be able to present the final shape of their Himalayan adventure bike. Three new spy photos surfaced recently on the dedicated Facebook groups showing a Himalayan on the production line.
Seeing the machine on the assembly line makes us believe that what we are looking at is the bike almost in its final shape before it will be introduced to the world.

Honestly, these photos don't introduce any new changes from what we saw in the last spy shots, but rather come as a confirmation to the new paths Royal Enfield is planning to take in the future. As we suspected already, the rear luggage racks don't seem to be part of the stock trim, whereas the front ones look like standard.

Still no firm info on the engine

The engine and its tech specs still remain a matter that need official data being revealed. So far, all the rumors indicate an air-cooled 410cc single-cylinder OHC lump that is capable to produce around 30 horsepower, mated to a six-speed transmission that is supposed to allow the Himalayan to cruise at highway speeds more easily.

Reportedly, the engine will rev up to 7,000 rpm thanks to the OHC architecture, and we might get to see it and other derivatives powering a new generation of Royal Enfield bikes soon.

The frontal shot shows a very narrow bike that will effortlessly streak through thickets and similar places. The overall looks of the Himalayan are clearly a matter of take it or leave it, and some might find this bike in a way similar to the first iterations of the BMW GS, in terms of weirdness.

As to its future in international markets, reliability and the overall build quality are probably the key elements to its fate. Also the fact that some riders will find it slightly underpowered might also have a say in the future of the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

We are waiting for the Indians to reveal the final version of the bike and the line of accessories, and of course, to see the machine rock'n'roll.
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