After the launch of the Royal Enfield store recently, Malaysian distributor RE Motorcycles has launched the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike at a price of RM36,880, excluding insurance, road tax and registration. There are two colour options available – Granite and Snow.

Launched globally in 2015, the Himalayan is powered by a single-cylinder L410 SOHC engine displacing 411 cc, with liquid/air-cooling and fed by EFI. Power gets to the ground via a five-speed gearbox and chain.

Designed to travel both on- and off-road, the Himalayan carries long travel suspension – 200 mm with a 41 mm diameter front fork and 180 mm at the rear from the monoshock. Wheel sizing for the Himalayan is suitably large for rough terrain, rolling on a 21-inch spoked wheel in front and 17-inch hoop in the back.

Weighing in at 191 kg, the Himalayan is not light for a sub-middleweight class machine and fuel is carried in a 15-litre tank. Braking is done with a single 300 mm brake disc in front clamped by a two-piston calliper while the rear wheel gets a 240 mm disc and single-piston calliper.

Amongst the fit-out equipment on the Himalayan can be found an LED tail light, combined analogue/digital instrument cluster, windscreen and digital compass. A full range of accessories is available for the 2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan such as soft or hard case panniers, spotlights and spare fuel canister and every Himalayan comes with a two-year or 20,000 km manufacturing warranty.