- November 29, 2017
The single-cylinder, 411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in the United States next Summer at an MSRP of $4,499. Although larger in displacement than some of its 250cc/300cc rivals (such as the Kawasaki Versys-X 300), the Himalayan is designed for low-end torque not peak horsepower, and thus makes just a claimed 24.5 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 23.6 foot/pounds of torque at 4,250 rpm.
Weight is claimed to be 420 pounds wet (4 gallon gas tank full) – pretty reasonable given the spec sheet. With a dirt-worthy 21″ front wheel (17″ rear) and long travel suspension (200 mm in front and 180 mm in rear), it should meet RE’s design brief for a bike that can go virtually anywhere.
Seat height is reasonable for an adventure bike at 31.5″, and the Himalayan still provides 9″ of ground clearance.
A five-speed transmission with chain final drive will be pushed along by the big single that gets fuel injection for the U.S. market.
The 411cc Himalayan will eventually get a big brother sporting the 648cc parallel-twin found in REs two new road models, the Interceptor and the Continental GT. By the way, those road-going 650s should also show up in the U.S. next year priced in the neighborhood of $7,000.
Below is a video for the single-cylinder Himalayan, followed by the spec sheet.
|2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications|
|Engine Type||411cc Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel injection|
|Bore and Stroke||78mm x 86mm|
|Rear Wheel Horsepower||24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque||23.6 lb-ft (32 Nm) @ 4250 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Front Suspension||41mm telescopic fork, 7.9 inches (200mm) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock with linkage, 7.1 inches (180mm) travel|
|Front Brake||300mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper|
|Rear Brake||240mm disc, single-piston floating caliper|
|Seat Height||31.5 in.|
|Curb Weight (Claimed)||421 pounds (191 kg)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.0 gal.|
|Colors||Snow or Graphite|
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