RE Himalayan is one of the most versatile bikes to go for a proper off-roading experience. Starting out as a bicycle company, Royal Enfield is now the premier choice for people who want to own a premium segment bike. After 120 years of existence, Royal Enfield has turned out to be the mega-giant seller in the two-wheeler industry.
Royal Enfield enjoys immense popularity in the Indian market, and at present, the brand has a variety of models in its portfolio like the Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650, Himalayan 411, Meteor 350, and the recently-launched MY2022 Classic 350 among others.
The perfectly-modified 400cc twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Himalayan featured in this article was spotted by the famous YouTuber, Mr Abhinav Bhatt, in Patiala, Punjab. In his video, he can be seen riding the modified version on the streets of Patiala and he also meets Mr Mapreeet Singh Jee (Gola Paaji), the owner of the motorcycle, who modified his Himalayan at his own workshop by the name Sehgal Autos, which is located at Chandni Chowk, Nabha Gate, Patiala, Punjab.
The modified version is equipped with a 400cc parallel-twin Suzuki engine from a 1990s bike. For your reference, the stock model of the Royal Enfield Himalayan is equipped with a 411cc single-cylinder engine. This modified beauty features an all-black paint scheme all over the body with no seemingly exterior detailing. Here is the test ride video of the bike by Abhinav Bhatt:
400cc Twin-Cylinder Royal Enfield Himalayan Video
The modified Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by a 400cc parallel-twin engine with dual overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder. It is good for 39 HP of power and 28 Nm of peak torque. As per the details available, the engine has been borrowed from a 1990s Suzuki GS400e. The engine has been further mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In comparison, the stock Himalayan is powered by a BS6-compliant 411cc single-cylinder engine that generates 24.3 HP of maximum power and 32 Nm of peak torque.
The swapped engine might be a little old for the modified bike but given the fact that it used to serve a Japanese machine, it is quite obvious that it would offer a smooth ride. The sixth gear would also be helpful in enhancing the power and riding abilities of this typical RE Himalayan on the highways. It is expected to touch a top speed figure of around 140-150 kmph. As far as the modification cost is concerned, the modifier has not revealed anything about it.