The revised model for 2021 RE Himalayan is all set for launch in India and has started reaching dealerships across the country. The important update seen in the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan is the addition of the much-loved tripper navigation which was first seen in the Meteor 350 launched towards the end of 2020. Tripper navigation is a turn-by-turn navigation system developed by Royal Enfield in close association with tech giant Google. This feature allows the rider to connect their smartphone with the bike using Bluetooth, thus eliminating the need for a phone to show the directions. From the pictures available the tripper navigation placement seems to be an afterthought and could have been integrated better into the instrument console. It’s expected that Royal Enfield will carry this intuitive piece of technology to all its models.
The updated model for 2021 will also be available in silver and green along with other colors. Himalayan already being an ideal tourer the company has focused on adding comfort for riding long-distance riding by increasing the height of the windscreen to reduce buffeting at highway speeds. The addition of a black element extending the mudguard is also new for the 2021 model. The 2021 model is likely to remain mechanically unchanged and will continue to use the 411cc, single-cylinder air, and oil-cooled engine, developing 24 hp and 32 nm, dual-channel ABS is offered as standard and can be switched for off-road use, the manageable 800 mm seat height will suit both tall and short riders alike thus providing a comfortable ride.
The Himalayan is currently priced at Rs 1.91 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The addition of connectivity features along with minor changes will cause a bump in the price but only by a small margin for positioning the Himalayan in a competitive price point.