It’s official! Royal Enfield Himalayan is now available in Delhi at Rs 1,73,676 (on-road). Just a fortnight back the manufacturer had announced the arrival of the bike with city wise prices. The national capital though was missing from the list and the company claimed that a recent ordain by NGT limited the registration of newly launched two-wheelers unless they are BSIV compliant. Bookings for the Himalayan in the capital are now open in all Royal Enfield dealerships in the city.
While the Delhi Government has not officially talked about stricter emission norms in the city to combat the ultra high levels of air pollution, what we believe is that the NGT is just a tribunal and has no authority to form laws. When we contacted the manufacturer after the new announcement, they revealed that the Himalayan is still BSIII compliant and is being launched as the mandatory BSIV compliance for newly launched two-wheelers (from April 1, 2016) does not hold anymore.
Here’s what Mr Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield had to say on the occasion:
“We are delighted to announce the availability of our latest motorcycle – Himalayan, in New Delhi. The timing of the launch in Delhi could not have been better as all motorcycling enthusiasts in the region start frequenting the hills post Holi.”
He also added that while the Himalayan’s versatility will be a boon for amateur riders, seasoned folks would love its purpose built attributes. The adventure tourer, at least on paper, seems to be a fairly interesting product for long hauls and with a 15 litre fuel tank it is claimed to have a range of 450 kilometer at a stretch!