The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan will feature minor model year updates and new liveries
The start of the Royal Enfield-produced blitzkrieg was hampered by the pandemic, but the delayed attack is still on the cards. Chennai’s retro-classic brand doesn’t stop after introducing the Meteor 350, as is evident from recent spyshots.
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan
We all know the company is currently working on a 650cc cruiser based on the KX concept. The Interceptor 350 that was recently spotted was a pleasant surprise, and we now have the updated Himalayan.
A prototype of 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan was captured on camera Gowtham Balakrishnan, a car enthusiast, in Chennai. Although the spyshot only shows the rear of the vehicle, we can confirm that it exists no significant visual changes to the popular adventure tourer. The bike has benefited from periodic feedback-driven updates and this appears to be a similar exercise.
Based on previous updates, it is reasonable to assume that the 2021 Royal Enfield Hiamalayan will be sporting new color themes. There may also be additional features such as USB charger. He could also get the new tripper navigation system from Meteor 350.
While the 411cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine will be carried forward, it could be tuned to deliver more power and torque to make it more attractive. For reference, in his current BS6 avatar, the engine 24.3 hp and 32 Nm of couple. The transmission will continue to be a 5-speed unit. Improvements are also expected on the refinement front. Sources tell us that the 2021 Himalayan engine will be much more refined than it is today.
Ever since Royal Enfield debuted its 650 Twin engine platform, enthusiasts have anticipated a new Himalayan variant based on it. As of now, RE appears to be focused on a spin-off of a cruiser, but hopefully the engine will also serve an adventurous tourer in the end.
Royal Enfield is expected to introduce a new product roughly every 4 months in 2021. Once the onslaught of the product is done and dusted off, the twins Interceptor and Continental GT 650 will be the oldest products in the brand’s portfolio. The modular J platform which debuted with Meteor will play a crucial role in RE’s future plans. Better overall quality, better reliability and a better ownership experience should be the key talking points of the new generation Royal Enfield motorcycles.
In addition to the new products, Royal Enfield is also looking to expand its manufacturing presence in strategic markets. The brand has opened a CKD plant in Argentina and is expected to open a similar store in Thailand in the coming months. Overseas facilities will help the company gain a local advantage.