2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI has been introduced as replacement to the BS3 version of the motorbike.
2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets a cleaner BSIV engine with fuel injection system.
Royal Enfield dealers across India have finally started delivering the 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI (fuel injected) to customers. The company had launched the Himalayan FI in May 2017 at Rs 1.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). RE had temporarily suspended earlier this year due to BS-III compliance and BS-IV regulations were enforced from April 1, 2017. With an aim to make the Himalayan BSIV compliant, the Chennai based bikemaker converted it into a fuel-injected machine (2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI). Though, the Himalayan was originally a carburetted motorcycle.
The company has also begun dispatching the motorcycle to dealerships across the nation. Enthusiasts can book the 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI by paying an initial sum of Rs 5,500. It was speculated that the deliveries for the bike will commence in the first week of October 2017. However, media reports suggest that the tourer deliveries have already started. Currently, the RE Himalayan BSIV is available at Rs 1,65,331 (ex-showroom) and Rs 1,83,737 (on-road) in Delhi. Check Out – Customised Royal Enfield Himalayan Green Pictures & Details
At the heart of the Royal Enfield Himalayan FI is a 24.5bhp, 411cc, single-cylinder, BSIV compliant, fuel injected petrol engine linked to a 5-speed gearbox. The updated BSIV FI version of the bike is likely to address the excessive noise and clutch and gearbox related issues of the previous model. In July 2016, the company had also recalled the Himalayan over these problems. RE is also planning to introduce the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) on the adventure sport motorcycle.
Royal Enfield has already started offering fuel injection system in its other models like the Classic 500, Thunderbird 500 and the Continental GT cafe racer. Feature list on the Himalayan include tall windscreen, luggage panniers, Higher placed headlamps, and LCD instrument cluster that has a geographical compass.
In RE’s India product lineup, the Himalayan is positioned below the company’s flagship model Continental GT, and has been designed and developed from ground-up to cater an all-new segment. As of now, there is no direct rival of the Himalayan. In terms of pricing, though, it locks horns against the Mahindra Mojo and the KTM Duke 390.
Interested buyers can pre-book the BS4-compliant Himalayan at a token amount of Rs 5,500. Deliveries of the bike have already commenced. Read About – All-new Royal Enfield 1000cc Bike
|Ex-showroom, Delhi||Rs 1.65 lakh|
|On-road, Delhi||Rs 1.83 lakh|
With fuel injected BSIV engine and few more updates, the 2017 model year is slightly more expensive than its BS3 model. All aforementioned features make the RE Himalayan FI around Rs 5,000 pricier than before. While BS3 version of the bike was available at Rs 1.55 lakh, the new BS4 FI model costs Rs 1.65 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). Check Out – Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 Spy Pictures & Details
|Max Power||24.5bhp @ 6,500rpm|
|Max Torque||32Nm @ 4,250rpm|
Powering the 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan is the same 411cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine, which is now boosted with the fuel injection technology. The BS4 compliant powertrain with FI technology results into optimum fuel delivery and automization. It also improves the overall performance and fuel efficiency of the bike, and increases the acceleration sensitivity. This petrol engine churns out a maximum power output of 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm, while yielding a peak torque of 32Nm at 4,250rpm. Transmission duties on the bike are taken care of by a chain drive 5-speed gearbox.
The BS3 RE Himalayan was powered by a carburetted 411cc engine, which was a bored-out version of the Classic 350’s 350cc motor. With a Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) configuration, and a counter balancer, this motor was one of the most refined Royal Enfield engines. Pictures – Royal Enfield Surf Racer & Gentleman Brat Custom Bikes
Based on the Half-duplex split cradle frame, the bike features 41mm telescopic forks and monoshock with linkage at the front and rear, respectively. The braking system of the bike comprises of 300mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper at the front and 240mm disc, single piston floating caliper at the rear.
The BS3 version was quite fuel economical with a mileage around 40kmpl – 45kmpl. Since the updated 2017 model features the same power unit with FI technology, it is as frugal as the previous one.
Design and styling of the 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan 400cc is same as the BS3 model. Inspired by the larger siblings – Thunderbird and Continental GT, the Himalayan has a raw and sporty appeal. The bike has been designed on a modified single tube chassis that also underpins other RE bikes. Sporting the round headlight, signature badge on side cowl, a new sub-frame and high-mounted spatter guard, the face of the bike looks quite aggressive. The adventure tourer runs on off-road tyres that are claimed to offer better grip on rough terrains. Unlike typical Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Himalayan comes fitted with large 90/90 – 21-inch front and 120/90 – 17-inch rear tyres.
The motorbike also features the Continental GT-inspired fuel tank, a raised rear seat, round rear view mirrors, digital MID, up-swept exhaust, twin pot instrument cluster with chrome ring and blackened engine and chassis pipes. This adventure tourer offers an upright riding position to offer the comfort even on long runs. The off-road accessory-equipped version is offered with a high-mounted front mud flap, a large windshield, a heightened fork and mud guard placed close to the tyre. The black and silver panniers with black mounts also come as accessories.
Proportionally, the 2017 RE Himalayan FI remains unchanged. Just like the BS3 model, the FI version measures 2,190mm in length, 840mm in width and 1,360mm height. The bike stands on 220mm of ground clearance and sits on a wheelbase of 1,465mm. The bike offers a seat height of 800mm, and carries a kerb weight of 182kgs. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 15-litres.
Currently, the RE Himalayan BS4 is available in two paint schemes – Granite and Snow.
The Himalayan is also RE’s first bike to feature rear monoshock suspension along with the regular 41mm front telescopic forks unit. The latter one is covered with fork gaiters to safeguard the fork seats from dust and other unwanted elements. Braking system of the bike consists of 300mm disc with 2-piston floating calliper front and 240mm disc, single piston floating calliper rear brakes.