2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan

Cheap and approachable adventure.

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The Royal Enfield Himalayan is not only a lightweight ADV bike for those looking for a cheap, fun ride, but rather—reiterating what we thought in 2018—it can also be a great second or third bike for a more experienced rider who wants a basic machine to tool around on. It features adventure-ready equipment like 21-inch front, 17-inch rear tires, 41mm telescopic fork with 7.9 inches of travel, monoshock with 7.1 inches of travel, spoked rims, and crash protection.

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2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Our New York-based test rider rode the 2018 Himalayan in the state of Texas, which was enough to discover that “The Himalayan is an unpretentious, easy-to-ride motorcycle that suggests that maybe New Delhi and New York aren’t worlds apart.” Competition includes dual sports such as the Honda CRF250L/Rally, Suzuki DR650S, Yamaha TW200, Kawasaki KLX230, or even the small-displacement ADV, the KTM 390 Adventure.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Updates For 2020

The Himalayan is available in three colors all of which are priced at $4,749: Snow, Granite, and Sleet. All come equipped with ABS. No updates were made to the machine this year.

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2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan Claimed Specifications

Price $4,749
Engine Air-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 411cc
Bore x Stroke 78.0 x 86.0mm
Horsepower 24.5 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 23.6 lb.-ft. @ 4,250–4,500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 31.5 in.
Rake N/A
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 41mm telescopic fork, nonadjustable; 7.9-in. travel
Rear Suspension Monoshock w/ linkage; 7.1-in. travel
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 120/90-17
Wheelbase 57.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight (w/ 90% fuel and oil) 428 lb.