Royal Enfield Himalayan Price Rumored, Too Bad It Won't Be That Cheap in the West

Royal Enfield Himalayan rendering 1 photo
There has been quite a lot of hype around Royal Enfield's all-new adventure machine called Himalayan, and we can bring you now the first news related to the price tag it is rumored to surface with in its native market, India.
According to undisclosed sources which are said to be very close to Royal Enfield, the Himalayan could arrive in November with a price of 165k-185k Indian rupees. Of course, this currency tells you close to nothing, but translating this price to USD and Euro will make you raise an eyebrow.

The Indian price of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is €2,275-2,550 or $2,520-2,825, and this sounds insane both in Europe and in the States, right? For this money we can barely get a decent scooter in the middleweight class, let alone a bike that could rival the Himalayan in any way. However, we should not get our hopes too high, because we'll never get the Himalayan for such prices.

A 410cc adventure thumper with all the basic thrill-skills

The Royal Enfield Himalayan is said to be powered by a 410cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, most likely mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The new approach from Royal Enfield indicates that the Himalayan will have both the low-speed grunt needed to tackle rough terrain and highway capabilities for fast roads and highways.

With engine figures rumored to be in the 29 horsepower and 32 Nm (23.5 lb-ft), the Himalayan is nothing like the big-bore, 150hp+ European machines we are used to. Still, its lightweight construction is most likely going to deliver in places where the other bikes would have a hard time.

If anything, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is THE bike to test this autumn, or whenever it will show up in international markets. If RE chooses the right suspension for this two-wheeler, the Himalayan might become a hit among those for whom not even the all-new Africa Twin represents a palatable answer.

Oh, and by the way, the photo above is a rendering of how the Himalayan might look, and not the actual photo of the bike.
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