The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan: A High Flying Dual Sport Bike
The British-made 2021 Himalayan has been one of the most anticipated models from Royal Enfield in a long time. Ever since the introduction of the model to North America in 2017, it has been the highest-selling model of the brand. The anticipation for the 2021 model, however, is because of a few small, but extremely in-demand upgrades to the bike.
The smaller upgrades for the 2021 Himalayan include three new colors in Lake Blue, Gravel Grey, or Rock Red. As well, there is now a hazard light switch on the handlebars, something that the bike, being a super simple scrambler, didn’t have before. As well, the stand has been shortened slightly and given a much stiffer spring, to keep it up and out of the way across all types of terrain.
However, the biggest upgrade that has been requested for years has arrived: an ABS on/off switch. And not a half off or partially off switch. When the switch is pressed, the ABS controller is powered off, so it will truly be off. For those that take the 2021 Himalayan trail riding, desert scrambling, or across other loose surfaces, the ability to lock the rear wheel for control and tight turns is vital.
The bike otherwise retains the 411cc single-cylinder thumper from 2020, with 25 BHP and 25.6 lbs-ft of crank torque. As the Himalayan is a dual-sport, these numbers may not sound all that impressive, but the torque is key for scrambling over rough obstacles, and you often don’t want to be flying down trail runs at 100 MPH.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan starts at $4,999 US / $6,499 CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan in one place.
- Price: $4,999 USD / $6,499 CAD
- Key Features:
- New for 2021: ABS on/off switch.
- Three new colors for 2021
- Air cooled 411cc single cylinder engine
- Rugged design, including standard engine-protecting bash plate
- Split cradle frame for off-road balance and endurance
- Engine: 411cc single
- Power: 25 BHP
- Torque: 25.6 lbs-ft at the crank
- Wet Weight: 439 lbs (199.1 kg)
- Seat Height: 31.5 inches (800 mm) at lowest point
2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Specifications
|Engine||411 cc, Single cylinder, 4 stroke|
|Engine Power||25 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||78 mm x 86 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Torque||32 Nm @ 4000 – 4500 rpm|
|Transmission||5 speed constant mesh|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel|
|Brakes Front||300 mm disc, 2-piston oating caliper|
|Brakes Rear||240 mm disc, single piston oating caliper|
|Tires Front||90/90 – 21″|
|Tires Rear||120/90 – 17″|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4 gal|
|Color||Granite black, Snow white, Sleet grey, Rock red, Lake blue, Gravel grey|
|Ignition||Digital electronic ignition|
|Overall Length||86 in|
|Overall Width||33 in (without mirrors)|
|Overall Height||53 in (fly screen top)|
|Ground Clearance||8.6 in|
|Seat Height||31.5 in|
|Curb Weight||439 lbs|