2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

Royal Enfield North America has announced notable updates to the 2021 Himalayan. These updates include switchable ABS to help riders when riding off-road, a revised rear brake that is said to improve braking performance, a redesigned side-stand and a new hazard light switch. MSRP is $4,999.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

From Press Release:

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the middleweight motorcycle segment, announced today the launch of the 2021 Himalayan with new features adding to the already impressive legacy of the 411cc adventure motorcycle.

Since its introduction in 2016, the Himalayan has earned the respect and admiration of discerning motorcyclists and aspiring adventure riders.


Starting September 1, 2020 interested consumers may reserve a 2021 Himalayan at www.RoyalEnfieldNA.com. Quantities are limited and are only available through the website. Once reserved, consumers will present a unique buyer’s code at participating Royal Enfield dealers within seven days of receipt to confirm the reservation.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

The 2021 Himalayan retains the original versatility and durability of the motorcycle, with added features to improve the riding experience. New for 2021 is a switchable antilock braking system (ABS) providing riders with more control when navigating challenging off-road conditions. The new Himalayan also features a revamped rear brake mechanism that improves brake engagement and rider feel for decreased stopping distances. Additional features in response to customer feedback also include an improved side-stand design and hazard light switch in case of road or trail side emergencies.

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in three new colorways, Lake Blue and Rock Red, and Gravel Gray, adding to the existing portfolio of Snow White, Granite Black and Sleet. The motorcycle comes with a three-year warranty and will be available across all Royal Enfield dealerships in North America starting at $4,999.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

“The Himalayan continues to be one of the best-selling units in North America,” said Krishnan Ramaswamy, interim Business Head and President of Royal Enfield Americas. “The affordability, versatility and capability of the Himalayan has established it as a musthave adventure bike and with these updates, it’s better than ever before. Simplicity and a great riding experience are the center of who Royal Enfield is as a brand. We’re pleased that the Himalayan continues to deliver that experience to riders across the globe. It’s not only an approachable bike for the young and entry level rider but also a good dual-purpose addition to the stable of an experienced biker.”

The Himalayan includes a wide variety of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories as well, allowing riders the freedom to customize the Himalayan according to their pursuits. To see the full lineup of accessories and apparel, visit www.RoyalEnfieldNA.com/accessories.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

The Himalayan, which was launched primarily for the Indian markets, has become one of the best adventure touring motorcycles in its segment globally. It has paved the path for more accessible forms of adventure touring and the new Himalayan will further strengthen this underserved category.

The perfect motorcycle companion for adventure touring and exploration has just gotten even better.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Announced

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  1. This motorcycle COULD be perfect if only he had some extra HP. I’m not talking about a lot, Only 5-7 so he can cruise on 75 mph. And for me its too weak and its a shame because i really feel its the best all around bike in this category.

  2. Krishnan Ramaswamy says the Himalayan is one of the best selling models in North America? Compared to what? Honda CRF250L, no. Or Yamaha Wr250 or XT250, Suzuki drz400, I don’t that’s true either. Ever try dealing with RE? Get back to me when you do. I’ll wait. I gave up trying to deal with this company. I tried Head Offices in INDIA, U.S.A., and Canada to discuss a dealership. They never responded so I moved on to Yamaha. BEWARE OF RE!

  3. This is not a review. This is a corporate press release. It all sound great, but I’d prefer to hear from the RIDER staff about their opinions than from the Sales Department at Royal Enfield.

    • You’re right. It’s not a review, it’s an announcement. Nothing in this article leads me to believe it’s unfairly masquerading as a review in the interest of RE. There is no foul here. Everyone in the motorcycle press makes announcements based on manufacturers press releases.


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