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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Royal Enfield launches new bike Himalayan

Eicher Motors Ltd on Tuesday said Royal Enfield, the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world, launched its ambitious all-terrain motorcycle – Himalayan, expanding its product range in the mid-sized bike segment. The company, which is the two-wheeler arm of Eicher Motors, currently sells various popular models like Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird and Continental GT. Commenting on the development, Eicher Motors Ltd, MD & CEO, Siddhartha Lal said, Himalayan is the culmination of Royal Enfield’s 60 years of enduring history in its spiritual home—the Himalayas. Our single biggest insight in all these years of riding has been 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.” “With its purpose-built ground-up design, the Himalayan is a simple and capable go-anywhere motorcycle that will redefine adventure touring in India,” he added. The bike, which comes with 220 mm ground clearance, would be lauched commercially in middle of March. Himalayan comes with five speed gearbox and 24.5 bhp engine. The company would also sell accessories to go with the “go anywhere” bike. Meanwhile, shares of the company closed at Rs 17,197.15 apiece, up 0.82 per cent, from previous close on BSE.