Royal Enfield, the iconic Indian motorcycle brand, has unveiled its new generation Himalayan 2024, a dual-purpose adventure tourer that promises to offer more power, performance and features than its predecessor. The Himalayan 2024 is powered by an all-new liquid-cooled 452cc engine with ride-by-wire control, and features a redesigned chassis, suspension, electronics and styling. Here are some of the highlights of the new bike.
The Himalayan 2024 is equipped with a 452cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that is a significant departure from the previous model’s 411cc air-cooled unit. The new engine is expected to deliver more power and torque, as well as better fuel efficiency and emissions. The engine also features a balancer shaft to reduce vibrations, and a slipper clutch to improve gear shifts. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, and has a claimed top speed of over 160 km/h.
A New Frame and Suspension for Better Handling
The Himalayan 2024 also boasts a new frame and suspension that are designed to improve the handling and stability of the bike on different terrains. The new frame is lighter and stronger than the old one, and features a bolt-on subframe that allows for easy customization and repair. The front suspension consists of long-travel upside-down forks, while the rear suspension is a monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound. The bike also has a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, both with spoked rims and Ceat tyres.
A New Design and Features for More Comfort and Convenience
The Himalayan 2024 has a new design that is more modern and sleek than the previous model, while retaining the rugged and adventurous character of the bike. The bike has a new LED headlamp, a tall transparent windscreen, metal tank braces, a large-sized fuel tank, rubberised rider footpegs and metal pillion footpegs, a black finished engine area, and an LED tail lamp. The bike also has a new circular instrument cluster that has a digital display on the top half, and an analog speedometer and tachometer on the bottom half. The digital display shows information such as turn-by-turn navigation, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge, clock, gear indicator, and engine temperature. The bike also has a USB charging port, a 12V socket, and a hazard light switch.
A New Challenger in the Adventure Bike Segment
The Himalayan 2024 is expected to be launched in India and other markets in early 2024, and will compete with other adventure bikes such as the KTM 390 Adventure X, the BMW G310 GS, and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300. The bike is likely to be priced around Rs. 3 lakh in India, and will offer a value-for-money proposition for riders who are looking for a versatile, reliable, and affordable adventure bike.
The Himalayan 2024 is a testament to Royal Enfield’s commitment to innovation and evolution, and marks a new chapter in the brand’s history. The bike is a truly modern Royal Enfield, and is set to appeal to a wide range of riders who are looking for a bike that can handle any road, any terrain, and any adventure.