The Indian factory has launched its updated Himalayan for 2021 – and the big news is that it meets Euro 5 emissions regulations.

Available in three new colour schemes, there’s a range of upgrades to the popular A2 licence adventure bike that’s made waves since it was launched five years ago. For 2021 it gets Royal Enfield’s ‘Tripper’ turn-by-turn navigation system (which uses Google Maps through Royal Enfield’s smartphone app). It also comes with switchable ABS at the rear, for even more control when riding off-road – and there’s a hazard warning switch too. There’s also improved seat cushioning, a redesigned windscreen, an additional plate on the rear carrier (it’s lower too, to make it easier to swing your leg over) and a tweaked front rack too. That’s not all – new Himalayans will come with 3 years warranty and roadside assistance as standard.

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Speaking about the news, Vinod K Dasari, CEO of Royal Enfield said “In a short span of just 5 years, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has opened up a new category within global adventure touring, has successfully established itself as a truly global motorcycle, and has been among the most sought after model for Royal Enfield across several geographies.”

“The original 2016 Himalayan was a category first, and was a very versatile and accessible motorcycle. Over the years, together with feedback from our riding community, we have consistently evolved the Himalayan in design and functionality, and improved the overall ride experience. This has resonated very well with large numbers of adventure enthusiasts across the world, who now have new variants to choose from. With today’s launch, we are confident to further fuel the adventure touring space across the world.”

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SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE: 411cc air/oil cooled single cylinder, 4 stroke

POWER: 24.3bhp @ 6,500rpm

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TORQUE: 32Nm @ 4,250 +/- 250 rpm

GROUND CLEARANCE: 220mm

SEAT HEIGHT: 800mm

WEIGHT: 199kg

FRAME: Half duplex split cradle

WHEELS: (F) 90/90-21 M/C 54H (R) 120/90-17 64S

SUSPENSION: (F) Hydraulic telescopic fork 41 mm with 200 mm travel (R) Progressive central spring strut 5-way adjustable with 180mm travel / Dual Channel ABS (switchable)

BRAKES: (F) 300mm disc with dual piston fl­oating caliper (R) 240mm disc with single piston fl­oating caliper

FUEL CAPACITY: 3.3 +/- 0.11 gallons

FUEL CONSUMPTION: 3.18 (L/100Kms)

Prices remain extremely competitive, with the single colour schemes cost £4,599 on the road (Granite Black, Gravel Grey) – while the dual colour schemes will cost an additional £100 and are priced at £4,699 (Pine Green, Mirage Silver, Rock Red & Lake Blue).  For more information about the new Royal Enfield Himalayans, click HERE.

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