Royal Enfield in India is not just a motorbike but it is an emotion and a cult. For the RE user, the bike is something special, as this bike is capable of travelling through any terrain. Users have been using the Enfield to travel to Laddakh and similar mountain terrain for years now. Even though many foreigners think and say that RE is very heavy and not a suitable bike… but for Indians, it is a go-anywhere bike. Currently, the BS-VI variant had solved many crucial issues and made the bike more desirable, though there is still some scope for updates.
The BS-IV variant of Royal Enfield Himalayan uses 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine which manages to produce 24.5 bhp @ 6,500 rpm, with 32Nm Torque @ 4,500 rpm. The new 2021 Himalayan might receive a new engine like Meteor 350, which I personally don’t think is a possibility. But features like Tripper Navigation will be available. While some minor updates were obviously necessary, and RE made them like Taller Windshield for better protection for riders from wind blast.
The updated front rack and rear carrier, and three new paint schemes, Pine Green, Mirage Silver & Granite Black. And an updated seat too. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is now around nearly half a decade, and now the bike deserves some new updates. There is also a price hike now the new rage starts at ₹2,51,565 ex-showroom.
But we would love to see the new Himalayan with a dual-tone coloring, and if possible with LED headlights, and a newly updated fuel gauge. But it is very unlikely, that Enfield will give an LED headlight on their Himalayan, instead of other high-end bikes like the 650 Interceptor. Lastly, one more update which I wouldn’t think is absolutely necessary will be ground clearance. The Himalayan is already a proven bike for adventure and long trips.