Himalayan BS6 price increase is roughly Rs 7000 and it retains its power and torque numbers, almost. We discuss the changes & new features…
After teasing it for a while on its social channels and official website, Royal Enfield has launched the updated 2020 Himalayan, the lone adventure tourer in the company’s lineup.
The much awaited motorcycle, which was marred by many niggles initially, is now reporting lesser issues and with this new update, it is expected to get even better. The biggest change, off coarse, is that the same single cylinder, SOHC, 411 cc air-cooled, fuel injected engine has become Bharat Stage 6 compliant. It now produces 24.3 bhp of peak power at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of max torque between 4000-4500 rpm. In this transition, Himalayan has lost just 0.2 bhp of power.
Among interesting features, Himalayan BS6 now comes with switchable ABS – which means you can turn the ABS off for the rear wheel. This will help in off-road excursions and trail riding experiences. In addition, there is a hazard switch now which can be switched on through a button to let trailing vehicles about a potential danger.
RE also informs that it has improved the braking of the new Himalayan along with restructuring its side stand – the two problems which were consistently reported by customers.
Coming to the aesthetics – the new Himalayan BS6 is offered in three new colours – Lake Blue, Rock Red (both dual tone shades) and Gravel Grey. The existing shades – Snow White, Granite Black and Sleet continue to be on sale.
2020 Himalayan BS6 Price
|Snow White & Granite||Rs 1,86,811|
|Sleet & Gravel Grey||Rs 189,565|
|Rock Red & Lake Blue||Rs 1,91,401|
*all prices ex-showroom in Delhi
Considering that the older Himalayan was priced at around the Rs 1.80 lakh mark, the price hike has roughly been Rs 6000-7000 for the entry variant.
The motorcycle is available for booking and deliveries from today (20 January) onwards across all Royal Enfield dealerships in India.