Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan

The specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan was out the same day as the launch. But, the only thing they have kept under wraps is the cost. I will have to come back and edit this post once they release figures. That’s in mid-March 2016.

Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan
Looks ruggedly built going by the specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan

Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan

Like I tweeted, the main things that catch my attention:

Comes in a couple of colors, black and white. Or Granite and Snow as they call it. No marks for guessing which is which.

Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan
Of the color specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan, white should be the most popular.

The comments section show some data comparison to the Bullet 500. Since that is the motorbike this will be replacing if I put down the money.

Parameter Value My comments
Engine Type Air-cooled, SOHC Single Ok, about time.
Displacement 411cc Tch tch. Why go smaller?
Bore/Stroke 78 x 86 mm Hmm ok.
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 Not too bad.
Maximum Power (claimed) 24.2 @ 6500 rpm Tch.
Maximum Torque 23.6 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Tch.
Fuel system Carburettor with throttle position sensor Carb’s good for me
Final drive O-ring chain OK
Clutch Wet, multi-plate OK
Gearbox 5-speed constant mesh OK
Frame Half-duplex split cradle frame Hope it handles as well as Harris Performance promises.
Front Wheel 21-inch wire-spoke Nice!
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Wheel 17-inch wire spoke Phew. Good tires in this size usually.
Rear Tire 120/90-17
Front Suspension Telescopic 41mm fork; 200mm travel Get it onto other motorcycles?
Rear Suspension Monoshock with linkage; 180mm travel Bad road performance, two up?
Front Brake Single 300mm disc; two-piston floating caliper Ok, will ride and see.
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc, single-piston floating caliper Sounds good.
Length 2190 mm Longer than the Bullet 500
Width 840 mm Wider than the Bullet 500
Ground Clearance 220 mm RE’s site says 220mm. Thought I had heard it as 200.
Height Without Mirrors 1360 mm That’s the top of the flyscreen. Should feel good.
Seat Height 800 mm Thankfully not too tall.
Wheelbase 1465 mm More than Bullet 500
Kerb Weight 182 kilograpms May be dry weight. Could have been a little lighter.
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 or so litres Good enough for me. Really do not need those 20 litre tanks.