Oberdan Bezzi, an Italian automotive designing specialist has once again mesmerised the audience with an all-new rendering of the Royal Enfield Himalayan imagined as a Scrambler. Christening the motorcycle as Royal Enfield Gurkha 400, the rendering has been offered a host of premium features setting it apart from the stock variant.
Coming to the design, the scrambler version of the RE Himalayan features knobby off-road tyres which replace the Ceat tyres seen on the stock variant. In addition to this, the designing specialist has equipped the scrambler with USD forks at the front which in turn replaces the conventional telescopic forks used in the stock motorcycle. In addition to offering steel spoke wheels, the illustrator has equipped the Royal Enfield Gurkha 400 with a new instrument panel as well as a small circular headlamp setup.
The stock model of the RE Himalayan is powered by a 411cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected SOHC engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 24.3HP and 32Nm of peak torque. As per the rendered image of the Royal Enfield Gurkha 400, the exhaust system has also been redesigned and the motorcycle features an upswept canister unit flowing towards the rear.
Keeping the stock frame intact, the illustrator has equipped the motorcycle with a die-cast swingarm that replaces the box type unit on the stock motorcycle. The Gurkha 400 has been further equipped with petal disc brakes at either end while getting a dual-channel ABS as standard.
As per one of the recent updates, Royal Enfield is also working on Himalayan 650 and it is expected to be launched in the Indian market in 2021. Though there aren’t many details available on the upcoming Himalayan, one can expect it to share its engine with the Royal Enfield 650 Twins while the power and torque figures will be varied according to its adventure characteristics.
The tyre size of the upcoming 650cc Himalayan will remain the same as that of its current-gen variant while the motorcycle will be equipped with new suspension as well as a bigger frame. You can click on the banner below to know more about the Royal Enfield Himalayan 650.