Royal Enfield is creating problem for new segments of motorcycles and the Himalayan is a perfect example. The brand has a wide range of products that satisfies many customers in the market and Royal Enfield is working to expand the portfolio at all times.
Royal Enfield has not been a successful bike for the Himalayan brand, but it has given a platform for future products. Royal Enfield solved a number of issues when the BS-IV version of the bike was launched in the market earlier this year. The brand is now working to launch a more powerful version of Adventure Bike and it is expected to be launched in the market by the middle of 2019 around June.
Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by an all-new LS engine, which was specially developed for bikes. However, there are many people who have complained about it that it is weak. Early this year, Royal Enfield launched All-New Parallel-Twin Engine-powered All-New Interceptor and Continental GT 650. Royal Enfield will now use the same engine to power the Himalayan and present its more powerful version in the market.
All-New Parallel Twin-powered Royal Enfield Interceptor has created waves in the market and has become the cheapest twin-cylinder-powered bike in the Indian market. The new 648cc, Parallel-Twin, Air-cooled engine generates 47 bp maximum power of 7,100 rpm and 52 nm at 4,000 rpm.
This will increase significantly from the existing Himalayan engine. At present, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 411cc, the single-cylinder engine produces maximum power of 24.5 BP at 6,500 rpm and 32 nm at 4,250 rpm. It currently has a 5-speed gearbox but will get a 6-speed gearbox in a more powerful version.
It is not known whether or not Royal Enfield needs to change the design for the bike chassis to fit the bigger engine, but it will definitely require a lot of work. All new bikes is expected to be launched at the price. 2.7 lakhs