Royal Enfield Himalayan Spotted in a Funny, Battered Livery

Royal Enfield Himalayan 1 photo
Royal Enfield looks like getting very close to releasing their all-ne adventure-focused Himalayan model. A new, better picture of the Himalayan was taken in India, and it shows what real camouflage is actually about.
Instead of the usual black and white camouflage wraps we are used to in Europe or Japan, Royal Enfield used a very clever way to disguise the Himalayan and technically hide it in plain sight. The bike could easily pass unnoticed, as it sported a rusty tank, an exhaust silencer with deep, visible marks we get to see on bikes that meet the asphalt the nasty way and even a bent turn signal.

Not the GS or 1190 Adventure type of an adv-machine

However, the guys ar gaadiwaadi were not that easily tricked, and they managed to get a clear close-up shot of the Himalayan. Now, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is not the BLMW R1200GS or the KTM 1190 Adventure killer. If you've been expecting this to happen, you'll be disappointed.

If anything, the Himalayan is a retro adventure machine, closer to the vibe of the R100GS, if you want. The bike looks taller and the long rear wheel travel should provide quite a smooth ride even on the roughest of terrain.

Royal Enfield dropped the retro dual shock absorber thing and went for a modern monoshock rear suspension that leaves the tail section looking nice and clean. Accessory racks now look like a natural addition for the future, too.

On the tech side, we have only rumors on the Himalayan. A 410cc single is touted as the new engine, possibly mated to a 6-speed transmission. No figures on power and so on, but it looks like the bike is close to the ready-to-roll point. After they change the tank, the silencer and all...
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