After showcasing their range of motorcycles in Melbourne Moto Expo last week, Royal Enfield has launched their latest offering, The Himalayan in the Australian market. The English born Indian company has been in the limelight for a while with their growing demand from all major markets.
This adventure tourer motorcycle is priced at 6,990 Australian Dollar and the company also offers a 24 month long roadside assistance. Himalayan is powered by a powerful LS400, single cylinder 410cc oil-cooled engine, which delivers a maximum power of 25 bhp and a peak torque of 32Nm. This engine uses a 5-speed gearbox to transfer this power to rear wheels. This bike is built with a chassis designed by Harris Performance Parts. It also uses a rear mono-shock suspension for smooth and effortless driving in all terrains. Both the suspension have a long travel and it features 21 inch wheel in the front and 19 inch wheel at the rear. Both the tyres are meant for off-roading.
Like the Indian version this one also have some electronic gauges like speedometer, tachometer, odometer, altimeter and a compass. RE claims a regular service intervals at every 10,000 kms and they recommend spark plug changes at 25,000km.
Himalayan could be a good player from RE in Australia as it would fits in every pocket with this affordable price tag. The other entry-level adventure bikes on the fields are Benelli 600 GT, Kawasaki Versys 650, Triumph Tiger 800 and Suzuki V-Storm. All these would priced higher than Himalayan. So, this Enfield could be the cheapest adventure-tourer available in Australia.
RE has introduced their adventure bike Himalayan in Australia with a price tag of 6,990 Australian Dollar (3.54 lakhs INR approx)
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