Rumour: Royal Enfield Himalayan BS-IV launch in mid-August

A Royal Enfield Himalayan with fuel injection has been spotted at a dealership in Kerala. The fuel injection system has been introduced to make the motorcycle's engine comply with BS-IV emission norms. The launch of the bike is rumoured to be held later this month.

The Himalayan's fuel-injection system components are clearly visible in one of the images. The system comprises of a fuel pump that sits below the fuel tank. A fuel return line has been added along with an O2 sensor.

Apart from the fuel injection system, the Himalayan is also reported to have got minor visual tweaks. These include a blacked-out handle bar clamp, under-seat lock bracket and fuel filler cover. The black cover on the front fender edge is probably a temporary protection used while transporting the bike.

Earlier this year, when BS-IV regulations were enforced, Royal Enfield had stopped selling the Himalayan. The BS-IV engine is essentially the same carburetted unit converted to a fuel-injected motor. It still displaces 411cc and produces 24.5 BHP @ 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm @ 4,000-4,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Himalayan has a 41 mm telescopic fork suspension with 200 mm of travel at the front and a monoshock with 180 mm of travel at the rear. Stopping power comes from 300 mm and 240 mm disc brakes at the front and rear respectively.

Source: Autocar

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