Euro5 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets stronger luggage racks and in-built sat nav
Royal Enfield have updated the Himalayan for 2021 with a collection of small updates to improve the overall riding experience. The Himalayan has been a runaway success since it first launched in 2016, offering an alternative to the powerful, high tech heavyweights that most adventure bikes have become.
The 2021 Himalayan sticks to the same formula as the previous model, so the 411cc single-cylinder engine is still producing 24.3bhp @ 6500 rpm, however it’s now been tweaked to meet Euro5 specifications. We’d be lying if we said a few extra bhp wouldn’t go amiss (or a sixth gear for cruising on fast roads) but both could risk undermining its entry level image and price. So what has changed? Lots of stuff to make it more adventure friendly – including switchable ABS at the rear.
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The biggest change is the addition of Enfield’s Tripper sat nav, which was first unveiled on the new Meteor 350. The Tripper pod, which sits next to the standard dash, pairs with the Enfield app on your smartphone, which makes use of Google Maps to give directions. The new dash sits behind a larger windscreen, which should reduce fatigue on longer rides. Also helping out is a new seat filled with higher density foam. Tall riders will also be pleased to hear the front rack has been redesigned to give more space for knees.
For those planning longer journeys, the rear rack has been redesigned for improved strength allowing you to carry more luggage. There are also some minor cosmetic changes including a black headlight surround, black exhaust heat shield and three new colour options.
Bikes are expected to arrive in dealers by spring, with single colours costing £4,599. Dual colour options are £100 more, with all models receiving a three-year warranty and roadside assistance as standard.