the company announced on social media, Royal Enfield is set to bring in the 2021 facelifted model of Himalayan on February 11, 2021.
The company has been tight-lipped about the new developments in the motorcycle, however, we have confirmed through sources and dealership network the changes are likely to be cosmetic only. After Meteor 350 , the Himalayan will also get the Bluetooth -based tripper navigation, which will make way for an entirely redesigned instrumentation.
The mechanicals under the saddle will continue to remain intact. The 411-cc, single-cylinder, air-cool motor paired to a 5-speed transmission met BS6-compliance last year and is expected to a part of the facelift without any tinkering.
Royal Enfield may introduce new colour schemes and accessory kit with the Himalayan, the teaser on Twitter revealed. Himalayan is priced between Rs 1.92 lakh and Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the tripper system is likely to charge a premium of Rs 8,000 – 10,000 over the existing tag.
The dual-purpose touring motorcycle is witnessing decent traction in the market with up to 3 months of waiting period in several cities. It would be interesting to see if Royal Enfield brings about mechanical changes to Himalayan, especially after the introduction of KTM 250 adventure and revised BMW G 310GS. Royal Enfield during the launch of Meteor 350 promised roll-out of a product every quarter for the next 2 years.