Himalayan BS4 launch very soon… (pics updated)
We told you just a few days back (here) that Royal Enfield is warming up to launch the new 2017 Himalayan very soon and the 2017 version has already broken cover and comes with some changes as listed on this page. In a latest update, it has now started reaching dealerships across the nation. It appears that the focus for now is Southern India along with Pune and Mumbai. North may get the motorcycle few days later.
Some dealerships are giving the new Himalayan for test rides while some will commence in the coming few days. Motorcyclists who have ridden it have shared various initial views but what has been consistent is that the new Himalayan BS4 “feels” underpowered (undertorqued) when compared with the older version. It will be interesting to see how things have changed in this perspective.
Himalayan FI Changes
Let us quickly list the changes we can notice….
- First up, notice that area under the tank. There is a fuel injector in place of the carburetor of the BS3 variant. Royal Enfield has already updated its website and announced that Himalayan BS4 will be fuel injected, so this is the confirmation of the same
- Apart from this there is a fuel pump under the tank along with other fuel injection components.
Royal Enfield has also made minor cosmetic changes like the fuel cap, handlebar mount etc have been blackened. That black fender tip you see here appears to be a temporary cover to prevent damages to the raised fender during transportation.
Himalayan BS4, according to the official website, will continue to produce 24.5 bhp of peak power and 32 Nm of maximum torque from the same 411 cc motor.
Himalayan BS4 Launch & Price
According to the latest prices shared with the media post-GST, Himalayan now costs Rs 20,000 more than the discontinued BS3 version and is priced at Rs 1,84,154 ex-showroom Chennai. Bookings are already underway and deliveries, again according to the SMS Royal Enfield has sent, will commence from next month. Official launch should be in the coming few days…
So the biggest question is – will Himalayan 2.0 be a completely sorted product? Your views..?