411cc Royal Enfield Himalayan in U.S. Market Next Summer at $4,499 (with video) (Bike Reports) (News)


  • November 29, 2017
  • Dirck Edge

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
MSRP $4,499
Engine Type 411cc Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel injection
Bore and Stroke 78mm x 86mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Rear Wheel Horsepower 24.5 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 23.6 lb-ft (32 Nm) @ 4250 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
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
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 120/90-17
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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