Our Take on the Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler

Images of the Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler were leaked a few days ago. The motorcycle has been tested for quite some time now and a clearer version of the production ready model has been spied. Some interesting details about the bike have been revealed.

When it comes to conquering the gargantuan mountain range in the North on two wheels, riders from across the country prefer RE among the other brand of Indian motorcycles. The Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler might get two engine options – a 750cc twin-cylinder and a 410cc unit. Both these engine options have been worked upon by the maker after signing a deal of about Rs 500 crore. RE will strive to maintain the engine smoother than the ones being offered on their current line-up.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler will feature a GT525-like obverse mudguard, disc brakes with steel braided brake lines, black colored engine, raised handlebar, an ever-so-slightly upswept exhaust, round headlamps and round rear view mirrors. The most recent pictures reveal an almost fabrication ready model which highlights certain off-road biking features of this product.

It is being said that the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be priced between Rs1.65 lacs to Rs 1.85 lacs (ex-showroom). The company has been selling its products in hefty volumes and the organization is very clear that the Himalayan should attract customers like the way all Royal Enfield motorcycles does. So the price will be very competitive.

Now here are a few rhetorical questions. What a fabulous design by RE!!! Were the designers kept in dark during the course of this wonderful designing process? Will a hybrid of Tibetan Mastiff and a Pomeranian be good-looking?

Of course, the Royal Enfield Himalayan Scrambler is built for off-roading. That doesn’t mean that it has to look ugly. Royal Enfield recently sold a special edition motorcycle which had nothing except for a different paint job and a badge. It was sold within a few minutes from launch.

Customers are divided on the quality of products and services offered by the company in recent times. Is RE losing its standards in order to sell motorcycles at a cheaper price? Has the old fervour and quality of manufacturing gone down? We are quite sceptical, and honestly, the Himalayan could have been a lot better.