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Royal Enfield will discontinue current Himalayan model in 2023?

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Royal Enfield is planning to introduce the upgraded Himalayan in the Indian and international markets. The brand has been quite successful with the current model in both India as well as abroad. However, when the new Himalayan arrives with a thorough makeover, the company is likely to discontinue the current model. Speculation is that the new Himalayan is likely to arrive sometime in 2023. 2023 is also when the old model is likely to get discontinued from the domestic and well as international markets. 

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan – Highlights 

The Royal Enfield Himalayan received a significant upgrade last year. The upgrade included a BS6 engine, changes to the bodywork, improved ergonomics, and the addition of new colourways. The new Himalayan now comes with Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system offering turn-by-turn navigation. The bike also comes with a new front side rack, a new tail rack with improved features, and a slightly taller and wider windscreen. The brand is also offering the Himalayan with Mirage Silver, Gravel Grey and Pine Green colour options.

Powering the current Himalayan is a BS6-emission compliant 411cc single-cylinder air-/oil-cooled SOHC engine. The engine produces 24.6 Hp of power and 32 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with a half-duplex split steel cradle chassis and conventional long-travel suspension.

2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan – Highlights

The 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan is likely to come with a completely revamped design as well as a powertrain. The brand is likely to offer a Dakar Rally inspired design language along with a new 450cc motor. The new Himalayan 450 has also been spied testing, which confirms that a liquid-cooled motor is likely to replace the current air-/oil-cooled powertrain. The motorcycle with the new LC motor is likely to produce around 40 Hp of power and 45 Nm of torque. The bike is also likely to come with a steel trellis frame and an upside-down front suspension. 

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