Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Edition for your Expeditions!

Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Tourer

Features standard ‘Explorer Kit’ and water-resistant panniers; production limited to 500 units.

Royal Enfield has added yet another iteration to its ‘Himalayan’ adventurer tourer range – the ‘Sleet’ snow camouflage edition for those buyers who rejoice the spirit of expeditions. The special edition is priced at INR 2,12,666, on-road price, Chennai. The online registration is already live now, and the sale date for the motorcycle is 30th January 2018.

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Visually, the snow-themed camouflaged paint job is attractive, especially for touring bikes like Himalayan. The Sleet model comes with the ‘Explorer Kit’ as a standard fitment, along with off-road style cross-brace aluminium handlebar and an engine guard. The mounting rails in the bike can hold 26 litre capacity panniers each, while the panniers are made of aluminium and are water-resistant. Extra protection to handle-bar in terms of end weight has been enabled.

Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Explorer edition
2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Edition is limited to only 500 units in the Indian market.

Rest of the mechanical and tech specs are same as the regular Himalayan. The engine is a 411 cc air-cooled, single pot SOHC unit that is fuel-injected. It is housed inside a half-duplex split cradle frame. Paired to a 5-speed gearbox, the engine generates 24.5 bhp of max power at 6,500 rpm, and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The bike is suspended with 41 mm telescopic fork in the front wheel and a mono-shock with linkage at the rear.

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The Himalayan Sleet edition is around INR 28,000 expensive than the regular variant. The exclusive edition also enjoys 2-year warranty as the other models from the brand. The Sleet takes on Kawasaki Versys-X 300 in the local market.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Debuts – 2017 EICMA

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Powered by RE´s all-new parallel-twin engine; Indian launch likely by June 2018.

At the just-begun 2017 EICMA bike show in Milan, Italy, legendary bike brand Royal Enfield has unveiled the all-new Interceptor 650, along with its “birth twin” RE Continental GT 650 Cafe racer. The two motorcycles are RE´s redefining products for 2018 – both modern classic type models that are likely to bring young and middle-aged clientele to the renowned brand.

Also Read: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Revealed – 2017 EICMA

Yes, like the Continental GT 650, the 2018 RE Interceptor 650 is also powered by the all-new 650 cc parallel-twin engine. The twin-cylinder mill is perhaps the most-promising engine from the RE´ stable, with cleaner, elegant, and light-weight qualities. The company says that it has taken quite an effort to churn out right exhaust tone and burble from its double silencers, there lies the individuality of these bikes, it brags. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces 47 bhp power at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is fuel-injected, along with Digital Spark Ignition – TCI technology.

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2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has received world premiere with its “twin” RE Interceptor 650 at the 2017 Milan motorcycle show.

Design wise, the Interceptor looks versatile and charming, clubs both the classic feeling and modern attitude. The original British Enfield classic racer-inspired rounded-doom headlight, twin-dial instrumentation, and conjoined twin seat makes an interesting proposition. The bike stands on a dual cradle frame with a rear loop, while the front fork and twin-coil shock suspension has been designed for sporty handling.

Also Read: Carberry 1.0-litre V-Twin RE Motorcycle Is Heart-Thumping

The Interceptor weights 202 kgs, holds a slightly bigger fuel tank of 13.7 litres capacity than the Continental GT 650. The bikes seat height is at 804 mm, with a ground clearance of 174 mm. The ABS-assisted front and rear disc brakes are on the list too. Both the visual appearance and the technical specification of the Continental GT and Interceptor makes it clear that they are of same origin. Buyers now can choose the model that suits their lifestyles and aspirations, with similar ride and handling fun.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Revealed – 2017 EICMA

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All-new RE cafe racer will go on sale in Europe by April 2018, Indian launch will follow suit.

The much-awaited motorcycle of this year, to all RE lovers and auto enthusiasts like me too, has finally broke the covers! The 2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT has received global premiere at the 2017 EICMA Milan motorcycle show that has just opened for the media. The bike has been unveiled alongside its “birth twin” RE Intercepter 650 – again a modern classic from RE. The year 2018 is going to be redefining for the legendary motorcycle brand, I realise!

Also Read: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Debuts – 2017 EICMA

The design of the new bikes does all the talking perhaps! The Continental GT 650, although appears a lot like its sibling Continental GT 535, boasts a new bodywork with a double cradle frame. The classic styling from the original British Enfield era is accentuated by neatly crafted fuel tank and upward pointing exhaust, along with the twin-dial instrumentation and handlebar. RE says that the design and R&D team has pooled all its experiences and resources while working on the bike´s key traits, like the steering rake degree, lean angle, seat height (790 mm)and ride height (174 mm). Both single seat and dual seat variants are available.

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2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has received world premiere with its “twin” RE Interceptor 650 at the 2017 Milan motorcycle show.

But the ultimate highlight of the new RE is its all-new 650 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC parallel-twin engine, which is also shared with its twin, the Intercepter 650. The fuel-injected engine generates a maximum power output of 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm is observed at 4,000 rpm. It is paired to a 6-speed transmission, also features Digital Spark Ignition – TCI technology.

Also Read: Carberry 1.0-litre V-Twin RE Motorcycle Is Heart-Thumping

The Continental GT 650 weighs 198 kgs, while the fuel tank capacity is at 12.5 litres. Front forks and twin-coil shock absorbers take care of the bike´s suspension, while the disc brakes on both the wheels are assisted by ABS technology. Thus, the light weighting and better handling dynamics of the bike is an assured guarantee. Three paint schemes are on the list too, including the Black Magic, Ice Queen, and Sea Nymph. Once launched in India, RE new motorcycle is likely to be priced around INR 3 Lakhs.

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