The Himalayan precedes the Interceptor and Continental models by a few years (in original Indian spec, a year earlier for the UK spec, Euro4 model).  What it is, is a clever positioning; an adventure bike not 10 foot tall or weighing tonnes.  Smaller, lighter, lower, it fits with Enfield’s target of the “middle market” between small-capacity and top-end machinery. Tested by Bob Pickett.

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A 410cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine putting out 24bhp with 23.6ft-lbs torque resides in a half-duplex split-cradle frame.  Seat height is 800mm, the Himalayan weighs in at a svelte 185kg.  Stopping power comes from a single 300mm, 2-piston caliper front disc with a 240mm single piston floating caliper rear.

Any updates from last year?

The original (not for the UK) model was carbureted. UK spec features fuel injection, Euro4 compliant catalytic converter and ABS.

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