We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the all new Royal Enfield Himalayan over the past 12 months and these latest ones show the final production version of the bike, luggage and all. Expected to be officially unveiled within the next few months, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is the first of many brand new markets the Indian owned manufacturer will be entering over the next few years.
Previous photos showed metal frames at the front of the bike for what we guessed was for luggage, but the images show the attachment of auxiliary fuel canisters on either side. There’s also some hefty looking panniers mounted which we would imagine come fitted as standard.
While the new Royal Enfield Himalayan won’t be winning any awards for technological advancement or even performance, it’s definitely going to fill a niche – those wanting a unpretentious machine that doesn’t cost much but which also looks to have plenty of range and at least a modicum of off-road ability.
Reports are that Royal Enfield is going to release two version of the bike – a proper ‘ADV’ version with spoked wheels and auxiliary fuel canisters as pictured here, as well as a more reserved version with alloy wheels for those not wanting to venture too far off road. This Royal Enfield will be the first to feature ABS brakes as well as a catalytic converter to ensure it can be sold in Europe.