Motorcycle manufacturers Royal Enfield, global leaders in the mid-size segment (250-750 cc), today launched a new version of its Himalayan -- the all-new Himalayan Sleet.
A press release from the company said the motorcycle would sport a new colourway and pattern in shades of grey, taking inspiration from the mountains.
To further strengthen its adventure touring proposition, 500 exclusive Himalayan Sleets will come pre-fitted with the Explorer Kit, an assortment of Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, making it a "competent, adventure-ready motorcycle", the release said.
The 500 pre-fitted Himalayan Sleets + Explorer Kit will be available at a special introductory price of Rs. 2,12,666 (on-road Chennai) exclusively on the Royal Enfield website.
In keeping with the Himalayan’s proposition of versatility, long distance travel capability and comfort, the new Himalayan Sleet + Explorer Kit motorcycle will come pre-fitted with aluminium panniers, pannier mounting rails, aluminium handlebar with cross brace and large engine guard. Backed by a 2-year warranty, only 500 of these fully-kitted motorcycles will be exclusively available online for a limited period.
Beginning January 12 and till January 30, enthusiasts can go online and register themselves, thereby expressing interest to purchase. The sale will go ‘live’ on January 30, on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis.
The release said that, post registration, users would be given a unique code, which would be required to participate in the sale.
On the sale day, users need to login to the website and proceed to make a payment of Rs. 5,000 to book the pre-fitted Himalayan Sleet motorcycle + Explorer Kit.
Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield, said, “The new Himalayan Sleet is inspired by the terrain of Royal Enfield’s spiritual home - the Himalayas, its craggy land, the gorges, edgy peaks all brought together in the colours of the sleet . Additionally, the first 500 owners will get pre-fitted Explorer Kits to help kick-start their personal expeditions on the Himalayan Sleet."
Genuine motorcycle accessories that will form part of the Himalayan Sleet Explorer Kit are two 26-litres water resistant aluminium panniers, off-road style aluminium handlebar with cross brace for added strength, handlebar end weights for additional protection, and a powder-coated finish engine guard.
"The Himalayan Sleet Grey combines outstanding versatility and all-day comfort for all rides. Long-travel suspension, natural upright riding position, dual purpose tyres combined with agile handling and a durable engine, all add up to a comfortable ride, whether it’s on the highway, city streets, or remote mountain roads," the release added.
The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-sized motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles.
"With more than 50% growth every year for the last five years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.
"Royal Enfield’s product line?up in India includes the Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird models in 350 and 500cc displacement along with Continental GT 535cc café racer and the purpose-built Himalayan powered by the new LS410 engine," the release added.