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ADV NewsRoyal Enfield Announces New 2020 Himalayan with Key Updates

Royal Enfield Announces New 2020 Himalayan with Key Updates

The Himalayan receives switchable ABS and host of other changes for 2020.

Published on 01.20.2020

Royal Enfield has announced the launch of a new Himalayan with an engine tuned to meet the new BS6 Indian emission regulations. In addition, the bike receives several other important functional updates based on feedback from riders.

Along with the regulation compliant engine, the new Himalayan now includes a feature riders have been wanting for a while  — switchable ABS. Switching the ABS off allows the rear wheel to lock, and lets the rider slide the bike while riding off-road if desired. 

2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan

With more focus on rider safety, the 411cc Himalayan is also equipped with a hazard switch that warns other motorists in proximity in case of an emergency by activating all the blinkers simultaneously. In addition to this, the bike receives an improved braking system which ensures a smoother riding experience with a shorter stopping distance. The new motorcycle will also come with an improved side-stand that will make parking on any kind of terrain easier.


Minor cosmetic changes will come in the form of color options. The Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in two new color schemes — Lake Blue and Rock Red — adding to the existing portfolio of Snow White, Granite Black, Sleet Grey and Gravel Grey.

2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan colors
2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan Lake Blue
Lake Blue is one of the new colors introduced, along with the Rock Red color scheme.

Inspired by the newly launched motorcycle, Royal Enfield will also bring in a new range of apparel. The collection will offer an exclusive range of dual sport helmets to match the colorways of the new Himalayan as well as a lifestyle apparel range.

The Himalayan’s touring capability is enhanced with Royal Enfield’s Genuine Motorcycle Accessories that offer storage, safety comfort and control while riding. Genuine and homologated 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 some of the vital options to choose from alongside a host of other accessories. Accessories are fully compliant and are backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty. 

2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan
2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan

The bike has been released in India starting at Rs. 186,811. No official word yet on when the new Himalayan will be available in North America or whether the Indian BS6 emissions updates will be included on bikes outside of India. For more information go to

Photos by Royal Enfield

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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Bob B
Bob B
January 20, 2020 2:24 pm

Do I see chains on the tires for riding in the snow? Cool!

John Campkin
John Campkin
January 22, 2020 1:01 am
Reply to  Bob B

I see the prop stand is down!

Rod McKeithan
Rod McKeithan
February 6, 2020 5:41 pm

Wouldn’t mind owning one of these !!!


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