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Royal Enfield Himalayan
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As of 2019, this dual-sport motorcycle has only been on the market for three years and has already carved its name into the history of motorcycle, superbike, and scooter design.

One of many brain children of the legendary CEO, designer, and businessman Siddharth Lal, the history, design, and even the limited generational timeline of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is simply fascinating.

A Long Time Coming

Ever since 1901, Royal Enfield has been a strong contender in the field of motorcycle engineering. Whether producing modern greats like the Himalayan or eternal classics like the Royal Enfield Bullet, there just doesn’t seem to be any stopping Royal Enfield.

As far as the Himalayan is concerned, however, Royal Enfield is only getting started. First produced in 2016 after a brief premier in 2015, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is currently on the path to multiple more years of prime production time.

A High-Quality Lal Design

Siddhartha Lal designed quite a few motorcycles while at the Royal Enfield motorcycle company and he left his mark on each and every one.

While most Enfield motorcycles somewhat piggyback off of the classic Bullet design, the Himalayan blazed an entirely new path. Not only does it have a unique frame and engine, but it is also one of the only dual-sport touring cruisers that Royal Enfield currently offers.

Timeline of Changes to Come

Over the three years between 2019 and 2016, there have been very few, very minor changes made to the Royal Enfield Himalayan’s design specifications. Of course, this means there has only been one generation.

Royal Enfield Himalayan (2016-present)

The Himalayan’s design specifications are certainly something to look at, if for no other reason than that they are just so different from most of what Royal Enfield has to offer.

The Himalayan uses a four-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC engine with a 411cc displacement and 24.5 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. All-in-all, it’s a pretty standard dual-sport compared to the international average.

Unfortunate News

As of April 4, 2019, Siddhartha Lal, the CEO and lead designer behind many of Royal Enfield’s modern masterpieces has decided to step down as CEO of Royal Enfield. We’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope that the rumors are true about him continuing to assist in the design process.

Celebrity Endorsements

In 2019, a 2019 model of the Royal Enfield Himalayan was seen on the set of Jay Leno’s Garage (2006-present). During this episode, the Himalayan shone in all its high-performance, dual-sporting beauty.

Social Groups

Plenty of social groups exist for Royal Enfield fans, especially in India. One such international group known as the Royal Enfield Himalayan Group on Facebook is just shy of 30,000 members. This is one of the more active groups socially-speaking and makes for a great social platform.

So drop in, say hi, and maybe make a few friends in the process!

Royal Enfield Himalayan – Everything a Royal Enfield Isn’t

One of the biggest draws to the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that it’s a Royal Enfield without being a Royal Enfield. Rather than toeing the company line of design and engineering, the Himalayan showcases an ingenuity of design and innovation that bodes well for all Enfields to come.

Fingers crossed for more risky motorcycles like these!

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