One of the most awaited bikes of the year, the Royal Enfield Himalayan, has been launched virtually on its website. The formal launch will take place on February 2.
Siddhartha Lal, managing director and CEO, Eicher Motors (which owns Royal Enfield), also wrote about the idea behind the Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure in his blog.
“The idea of the Royal Enfield Himalayan has been 60 years in the making,” wrote Lal in his blog. “With an unbroken heritage of 115 years, Royal Enfield has been in India since 1955. The Bullet was first brought to India to be used by the Indian Army in the Himalayas, and its success in these tough terrains is the foundation of Royal Enfield's enduring relationship with adventurers in India.”
Lal notes that he has been riding in the Himalayas for over 20 years now. “My first long ride in the Himalayas was in 2010 when I was riding with my friends, and we got stuck in a small village for many days due to the flash floods that wrecked the Leh region. While we could not complete the trip, our single biggest insight was that the best motorcycle for the Himalayas is not one that tries to dominate its landscape, but one that is able to go with its flow.”
The much-talked about bike has been tested extensively and also spotted in different parts of the country. However, this is the first time that its images and videos have been released.