Royal Enfield Himalayan set to be unveiled at start of February

Rumours from India say new adventure bike will be presented on February 2

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Submitted by Simon Greenacre on Fri, 15/01/2016 - 10:22

ROYAL Enfield looks set to unveil its new adventure bike, the Himalayan, on February 2, according to multiple sources in India

The news follows reports that Himalayan has completed a rigorous testing regime on rally stages in, where else, but the Himalayas.

Although it’s likely that Royal Enfield will initially concentrate on selling the Himalayan in its domestic market, we think it will eventually make its way to Europe. Because of this there’s no word on pricing outside of India, where it’s expected to cost around 200,000 rupees – about £2,061.

The bike’s spec won’t be revealed until it's officially presented to the world but thanks to recent spy photos, we know what the finished bike looks like and we have a strong idea that it's powered by a 410cc single-cylinder engine.

There is some speculation from India that will also be available in a more road-biased form with alloy wheels and different tyres to make it more of a touring bike.

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