RE has sent an SMS informing that Himalayan FI launch will take place anytime soon and deliveries will commence from next month..
Royal Enfield was caught testing the 2017 Himalayan recently. The motorcycle is confirmed to get Fuel Injection according to the official website (which is now updated). There were no visible changes and in fact, there are none expected on the cosmetic front. However, Royal Enfield should change, modify or strengthen ‘all’ the existing parts since almost every part has reported some or the other issue.
As we have reported in our article few weeks back, Royal Enfield stopped production and sale of the older Himalayan (from March 2017). You can still go ahead and book the motorcycle but it is not available for deliveries yet.
Himalayan FI Launch & Deliveries
In an earlier statement, Rudratej Singh, Royal Enfield’s president fell short of giving a definite timeline and said Himalayan BS4 will be available ‘very soon’. In a latest update, an SMS dropped to prospect buyers, Royal Enfield has sent a wave of excitement for all of those waiting for the ADV, some for the last five months!
According to the SMS, Himalayan deliveries will start from September and the test rides will commence at dealerships soon. Here is what the SMS reads…
[mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”700″ size=”20″ bg_color=”#7e9ebf” txt_color=”#ffffff”]Your BS-IV compliant Himalayan shall be available for test rides soon before the final deliveries, starting September. To test ride, click http://acl.cc/r56wZbV [/mks_pullquote]
The link redirects you to Royal Enfield’s ‘Book a Test Ride’ page.
Royal Enfield has already officially announced the prices of the updated motorcycle and the addition of fuel injection along with GST will set you back by over 20,000 more than the price of the older Himalayan (more details).
It is abundantly clear that the company is taking time to iron out the motorcycle’s vast issues and let us hope that though late, the final product is niggle free because Himalayan as a concept is fantastic. It will be a second lease of life for the adventure tourer which has been labelled as one of the most notorious motorcycle launch from any manufacturer. Siddharth Lal, head of Royal Enfield has also confirmed a bigger Himalayan for the future.