After much speculation, the updated 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan has been officially launched. The Himalayan is one of the top-spec vehicles in the Royal Enfield two-wheeler lineup which is also expected to be launched in the Nepalese market in coming days. With an expected pricing of around NRs. 6.50 lakh, this bike will certainly turn heads for Nepalese consumer. The updated Himalayan gets a few extra features and shall costs approximately NRs 80,000 to 1 lakhs more than its predecessor.
In terms of the overall design, the bike still looks the same as the previous model. The Himalayan is powered by a 411cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 24.3 bhp and a torque of 32 Nm which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. 2021 Himalayan also carries the same suspension and braking hardware, including switchable ABS with both front and rear disc brakes. The Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s only off-road-focused motorcycle that is now BS6-compliant which is set to hit the Nepalese market very soon.
The most significant differentiating factor is that the bike will be available in two new color schemes including the Granite Black and Pine Green color schemes. The updated bike also features an additional pod on the right side of its existing Digi-analog instrument cluster. The updated Himalayan bike weighs 199 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters. The Himalayan also retains the 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-sport rubber then it's the previous model. However, LED lights are still missing.
According to the Royal Enfield, the updated Himalayan remains nearly identical to its predecessor which is set to be launched in Nepal by next month. Once launched in Nepal, the Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 locks horns with the likes of KTM 390 Adventure, KTM 250 Adventure, and the BMW G 310 GS. The updated Himalayan demands a premium of about NRs 50,000 to 1 lakhs over its previous model. The Hero XPulse 200 is an even more affordable adventure motorcycle in Nepal at the moment but lacks the touring capabilities of the Himalayan.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary:
|Kerb Weight||199 kg|
|Max Power||24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Gear Box||5 Speed|