Friday, 12 February 2016
Every so often a bike comes along that isn't really my 'kind of thing', but I just like it and the Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of those.
It uses an OHC 411cc single cylinder engine producing a fairly mild 24.5 bhp, but rather than being a 'Bullet with bits bolted on', it appears to use a new frame with single shock rear suspension.
I really like the rather funky styling, and with 'adventure sports' being in fashion at the moment, I hope it sells well. We need more 'different' bikes on the market.
Type Single cylinder, air-cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC
Bore x Stroke 78 mm x 86 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Power 24.5 BHP (18.02 KW) @ 6500 RPM
Maximum Torque 32 NM @ 4000 - 4500 RPM
Ignition system TCI, multi-curve
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 speed constant mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel supply Carburettor with throttle position sensor
Engine start Electric
No more details at present although I would assume the it'll have fuel injection for Europe and other areas with tighter emissions laws.