We have reported many times in the past about Royal Enfield testing its BS 6 models (Classic, Thunderbird, GT 650) but we never saw a test mule of an updated Himalayan. Well, now we have. Spy shots of what seems to be the upcoming 2020 Himalayan have surfaced giving out crucial details.
Looking at the spy shot it can be easily told that there’s no styling and aesthetic changes in the new model. However, RE has tinkered with the wheel sizes – the updated version is expected to come with a 19/17-in setup instead of 21/18-in setup of the current model.
The spy shots also reveal that the instrument console of the 2020 Himalayan would also get a minor change – addition of a new button which is said to switch ABS off/on. There’s also a new hazard light switch added in the RHS switchgear.
While there’s no info about the engine, considering that the new BS 6 emission norms are going to kick in soon and Himalayan is one of RE’s key products, it’s quite likely that it had undergone some changes to be BS 6-compliant. The current model is powered by a 400cc, single, that produces 24.5 bhp and 32 Nm.
Since the first spy shots of the new bike are now out, we are expecting to see more info about the same in the coming months.