New 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan Is Now Pricier, Range Starts At Rs 2.85 Lakh
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New 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan Is Now Pricier, Range Starts At Rs 2.85 Lakh

News by Team Drivio | Jan 03, 2024

The 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan features a Sherpa 450 engine, an advanced 4-inch TFT display, Google Maps integration, and exceptional handling for adventurous rides.

  • The price hike ranges between Rs 14,000 and Rs 16,000
  • 4-inchTFT display integrates with Google Maps for advanced navigation.
  • Tubeless spoked wheels blend classic aesthetics with modern functionality for optimal performance.
  • Adjustable seat height for comfort, control, and riding experience.

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan has received its first price hike, ranging from Rs 14,000 to Rs 16,000, just over two months after its launch. The starting price is now Rs 2.85 lakh, exceeding the earlier top color option. Powered by the Sherpa 450 engine, it produces 40hp and 40Nm, incorporating ride-by-wire, liquid cooling, and double-overhead camshafts.

Despite the price increase, it remains competitive, priced below the Triumph Scrambler 400 X and the KTM 390 Adventure. The sharp early price hike indicates strong demand, with the bike's unchanged design. The chassis, a highlight, features a new steel twin-spar frame, utilizing the engine as a stressed member, providing stability and agility.

The Sherpa 450 engine, with its unique characteristics, offers a pleasant and predictable experience. Riding modes include Eco and Sport, with a claimed top speed above 150kph. Vibrations are present, but refinement levels are adequate. With a slip assist setup, the six-speed gearbox ensures smooth and precise shifts.

Weighing 196kg, the new Himalayan boasts a 17-liter tank, providing a roomy riding position. The 825mm seat height can be raised to 845mm, accommodating various rider heights. On-road handling impresses with stability, agility, and superb ride comfort. Off-road capabilities shine with 230mm ground clearance and 200mm suspension travel.

Technological features include a 4-inch circular TFT dash with Google Maps integration. A variety of well-designed accessories are available, enhancing touring capabilities. Despite the price increase, Royal Enfield's strategic pricing is expected to make the new Himalayan a compelling choice for adventure enthusiasts. The official price will be revealed at the MotoVerse festival in Goa.