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Royal Enfield Himalayan with ABS launched at INR 1.79 lakh

Royal Enfield is slowly updating their product portfolio with optional ABS for now. Of course, from 2019 onwards, ABS will become a mandatory feature. The Himalayan adventure motorcycle has just been updated with ABS and is priced at INR 1.79 lakh ex-showroom. The bike gets a dual-channel ABS setup, similar to what we saw last week on the Classic 350 Signals.

The bike sports a 300mm front disc brake and a 240mm rear disc brake coupled to a dual channel ABS. This system is not switchable, so it remains ON the whole time.

Powering the Royal Enfield Himalayan is a 411cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected motor producing 24.5 BHP of power and 32 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets no other mechanical changes accept for the ABS unit, and a marginal bump in weight.

The Himalayan was plagued with niggles, but the brand has worked on the bike in its latest iteration to provide a hassle free ownership experience. Time will tell how the off-road enthusiasts accept the addition of ABS on the Himalayan.