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Royal Enfield Himalayan price hiked by INR 16,000 in 2024

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It has been less than a couple of months since the new Royal Enfield Himalayan was launched. The adventure motorcycle has already received its first price hike at the dawn of the New Year. The hike is between ₹14,000 to ₹16,000 depending on the variant. This means that the starting price of the motorcycle is not ₹2.85 lakh which is more than the Triumph Scrambler 400X which retails at ₹2.63 lakh ex-showroom.

Himalayan Variant-wise Hike

The base Kaza Brown was initially priced at ₹2.69 lakh and is now priced at ₹2.85 lakh which is a ₹16,000 hike. The Slate Himalayan Salt / Slate Himalayan Poppy was priced at ₹2.74 lakh and will now sell for c lakh. The Kamet White which was priced at ₹2.79 lakh will now sell for ₹2.93 lakh. Finally, the top-end Hanle Black which was priced at ₹2.84 lakh will now sell for ₹2.98 lakh. Any future price hikes will certainly take the price of the Himalayan past the ₹3-lakh mark.

Impact on Competition?

Now, the price hike puts the Himalayan closer to the price of its prime rival the KTM 390 Adventure which is priced at ₹3.61 lakh. However, it is much more affordable than the KTM. On the other side of the spectrum, the Himalayan is now more expensive than the Triumph Scrambler 400 X. The Scrambler is not as feature-rich as the Himalayan but is a good motorcycle overall. People on a tight budget who might have considered the entry-level Himalayan might fall back to the Triumph which feels more premium and affordable. That being said, this price hike could also mean that a window is being created for the updated Scram which will be a more suited contender against the 400X.

We think that the hike so early on should not have been as steep. A gradual price hike over a few months would have been easier to digest. We hope there are no future hi