Nicely, that was an sudden shock.
In case you’re tootling about EICMA 2023 and end up in Corridor 15P, make sure you head over to Stand I02; there, we’re advised that Royal Enfield formally unveiled their new Himalayan 452 (what we initially known as the Himalayan 450)… however that’s not what’s acquired our jaws mopping the ground of Fiera Milano – Rho.
The debut has been accompanied by the reveal of an electrical take a look at mattress. You heard proper – folks, Royal Enfield has formally gone inexperienced with an electrical Himalayan, and so they’ve additionally promised that the debut of this new bike is only the start of their coming pipeline initiatives.
RE’s sneak peek of their take a look at section with the brand new Himalayan noticed the bikes traversing by the mountain vary of the identical identify, reaching the best level – Uming-La – with the electrical Himalayan revving alongside the identical mountain vary to show, if nothing else, that electrical energy can go the place solely fuel has gone earlier than.
Is Royal Enfield crushing their promise handy us 28 bikes within the subsequent sevenish years? Judging by the pleasure with which RE’s Chief development Officer agrees, I’d say so:
The Electrical Himalayan Testbed is way more than a design idea. For us, that is our imaginative and prescient and a glimpse of what to anticipate from us sooner or later. There’s a a lot bigger electrical mobility blueprint that’s being introduced alive at Royal Enfield, as we proceed to work on a number of ‘electrifying’ expressions of pure motorcycling.”
– Mario Alvisi, Chief development Officer (EV), Royal Enfield (OverDrive)
What do you consider Royal Enfield’s new, electrical Himalayan?