Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 Price, Mileage and Specifications 2020- A Fresh New Review

Royal Enfiled Himalayan was introduced in 2016 with initial boom among adventure tourer segment. With almost no competitor in that price range, the bike ruled for some time with considerable dip due to it’s quality issue. But the Chennai based company focused on all those loop holes and in BS4 model almost all issues were managed well.

Now in 2020 Royal Enfiled has presented the BS6 version of Himalayan. New Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 was launched in January 2020.  BS6 model is now powered by a 411cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, air-cooled engine with an electronic fuel injection system.

Specifications:
The power output has slightly decreased (24.30bhp) which is almost 0.2bhp drop from BS4 . However, the peak torque remains the same at 32Nm. There is no change in the 5 speed gear box.

The bike is mainly belongs to the genera of off-routing. The front comprises 41 mm fork, 299 mm travel Telescopic suspension while in the rear, a long monoshock comprising 180mm wheel travel is there. There is no change in the Half-duplex split cradle frame type chassis. The headlight is still the same with old school bulb type.

Tyres and Breaking performance:
Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 comes with 90/90-21” front and 120/90-17” rear CEAT tyres and best part is about their affordability. Both the wheels come with typical spokes. Now Dual-channel ABS comes standard with switchable functionality.

In the entire line-up of Royal Enfield family this is the first time switchable ABS is offered by the company.  The front break has 300 mm disc with dual piston floating caliper while the rear has a 240mm disc. Both the breaks are quite capable of stooping this machine in its full swing.

Dimensions and weight:
Himalayan is well known for its long wheel base of 1465mm with the ground clearance of huge 220mm. The seat height is 800mm. The Kerb weight is 199kg, bit towards heavier side with a fuel capacity of 15 liters.

Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6

Royal Enfield Himalayan Color Options:
Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 comes with 6 colour variants – Granite black, Snow white, Steel grey, Rock red, Lake blue and gravel grey. For its simple and robust design, all the colours suits perfect.

Features:
There is no significant variation of instrument consoles in BS6 variant from BS4 with certain additional toggle switched that complement the riders better experience.

Riding experience:
As the bike is mainly for the off roading, long touring without fatigue is expected from the machine. The gear box is smooth and the reving is not overwhelming but uniform in nature.

Seating posture is upright and seat is pretty comfortable. There is a significant improvement in the breaking power. Although the head light is basic but it ok to take long ride in the night.

The instrument console comes with lots of information. And talking about the Royal Enfield Himalayan mileage, as per the experience it can give upto 30 kmpl which is fairly good.

Comparison between Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 and BS4:

Like other companies, Royal Enfield also has stared BS6 compliant models and Himalayan is the latest addition in the line-up. Latest BS6 norms has made few changes in Himalayan added few bucks (around Rs. 6000). Now to see real world comparison between BS-4 and BS-6, let’s have a look at the table below-

Specifications Royal Enfield BS6 Royal Enfield BS4

Engine (Horse Power)

411 cc

411 cc

Stroke

4

4

SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft)

YES

YES

Air-cooled

YES

YES

Fuel Injected

YES

YES

Bore X stroke

78mm X 86mm

78mm X 86mm

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

9.5:1

Power (Peak)

24.3PS @ 6500 rpm

24.7PS @ 6500 rpm

Max torque

32 Nm   @ 4500 rpm

32 Nm   @ 4500 rpm

Price:

All the models of Royal Enfield has a price hike in BS6 models and Himalayan is not an exception. The new Royal Enfield Himalayan price in India got a price tag of Rs. 1,89,565 ex showroom delhi. The sleet grey colour priced at Rs 1,92,318 and the other cost Rs 1,94,154.

Wrapping up :

In the entire family of Royal Enfield, Himalayan always had a different position as it is the only adventure tourer at this price tag. Switchable ABS, newly added colours and premium finish of overall quality now give you that freedom that you might me waiting for.

There is no doubt that in terms of price: experience ratio, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 stands out in its category and in BS6 variant with some changes really enhanced its quality.

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