The Royal Himalayan has created quite the buzz in the country and with good reason. Launched at Rs 1.78 lakh, on-road Mumbai, it’s the most affordable adventurer tourer money can buy in India. It features an all-new engine called the LS 410, which produces 24.5PS at 6,500rpm and 32Nm between 4,000-4,500rpm. Handling suspension duties are 41mm front forks and a linkage-tyre rear monoshock, both of which provide “excellent big-bump absorption,” according to Shumi.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear, shod in Ceat Gripp tyres, which offer good traction on dirt and tarmac. The front wheel gets a 300mm disc which Rishaad thought was set up ideally for use on dirt roads, while the rear discs were easy to lock up for a bit of sideways action.
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