2020 Himalayan BS6 pics suggest significant changes to the Adventure tourer. We discuss some of them along with that smaller tyre…
Royal Enfield has been caught testing its 2020 Himalayan for the first time in India. However, unlike the older models like the Classic and the Thunderbird, the Himalayan, being new, does not get as exhaustive changes.
The bigger differences include usage of smaller front wheel (appears to be a 19 incher in place of the 21 inch of the current version). It has grown wider to 100 mm in width and the rims are also now chrome/aluminium finished in place of black colour. Tyres have also changed from CEAT to MRF Meteor.
The instrument console has retained its design (which we like) but it has provisions of additional information. Also, there is an additional button which could be a switchable ABS controller. Hazard switch has moved to the right hand side switchgear.
Himalayan uses the LS410 411 cc single cylinder air-cooled motor which is relatively new in Royal Enfield’s arsenal and should be carried over. However, what impact will this transition to Bharat Stage VI have on the motorcycle remains to be seen. Currently it produces 24.5 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of maximum torque between 4250 to 4500 rpm and it already is fuel injected.
There are new colours which Royal Enfield showcased at the EICMA in November. Chances are high that they will also be incorporated in the 2020 year model. We expect Royal Enfield to launch the new Himayalan BS6 in the coming few weeks.