The Royal Enfield Rider Mania is currently going on at Goa. The annual RE meet is such a gala event that all the Bullet owners enjoy to the hilt. From the last couple of years, Royal Enfield has also made this as an information hub. Last year, the twins were unveiled here and few got to sample them as well. This time around, there is a new motorcycle and a riding school that RE is starting. The motorcycle will not be available for one to purchase or so, it seems. The bike is called the Royal Enfield Himalayan FT 411 and is based on the company’s only off-road motorcycle.
I am interested, tell me more about the Royal Enfield Himalayan FT 411
It doesn’t look like an Himalayan. At all. Trust us. The bike has been designed in collaboration with S&S. 18-inch rims have been added at both ends, a thin high mounted exhaust and carbon-fibre seat are now fixed. The guards have been removed as have the headlights, tail lamp and equipment that adds weight to the motorcycle. In short, this one is not road legal. What’s more the front disc too has been removed entirely. A lightweight battery too has been fixed. In fact, the kerb weight has dropped from the Himalayan’s 196kg to now just 164kg.
S&S has done the sprockets and the motorcycle is now claimed to be faster than the regular Himalayan. In fact, special ribbed pattern Timsum tyres have been added too. For flat track use, the side panels too have been modified. S&S has also sprinkled its magic on the exhaust system while the performance filters are by K&N.
The Slide School has been announced in conjunction with Big Rock Moto Park in Bengaluru. This place is owned by CS Santosh and is the proving grounds for the champ. This Royal Enfield Himalayan FT 411 will be available there for students and they will coached by the experts from Big Rock.