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ADV News2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Coming to America With Key Changes

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan Coming to America With Key Changes

Be among the first owners of the updated 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Published on 08.27.2020

Since its introduction in 2016, the Himalayan has gained popularity as an affordable and versatile machine. And now the ‘little adventure bike that could’ has just gotten even better. 

Royal Enfield North America has announced the launch of the 2021 Himalayan with new features that extend the versatility and riding experience of their 411cc adventure motorcycle. Earlier in the year, these updates were announced for the Indian market and now we are getting them stateside. 

For 2021, the Himalayan gets upgraded with a switchable antilock braking system (ABS). This is a key update for those who enjoy travelling off-road ‘intervention free’ but still want the safety of ABS when they hit the asphalt. 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 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 must-have 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 new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in three new eye-catching colorways, Lake Blue and Rock Red, and Gravel Gray, adding to the existing portfolio of Snow White, Granite Black and Sleet. The motorcycle also comes with a three-year warranty and will be available across all Royal Enfield dealerships in North America starting at $4,999.

Quantities are limited though for this initial batch of Himalayans coming to North America, and they are only available to those who pre-order through the Royal Enfield website. Those interested may reserve a 2021 Himalayan at starting September 1, 2020. Once reserved, new owners will present a unique buyer’s code at participating Royal Enfield dealers within seven days of receipt to confirm the reservation. Pre-ordered bikes will start shipping to dealers around October 1st.

Royal Enfield will also bring a wide variety of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories as well, allowing riders the freedom to customize the Himalayan according to their pursuits. Accessories such as the aluminium handlebar with cross brace for easier handling, a set of 26-liter aluminum panniers for ample storage space, touring seats with 3D mesh for added comfort on long rides, and large engine guards for protection, are just some of the options that offer owners enhanced storage, safety comfort and control. To see the full lineup of accessories and apparel, visit

2021 Himalayan Specs

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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