The 2020 Royal Enfield Himalayan is now offered with switchable ABS

Off-roaders prefer to do it sideways
by Aris Ilagan | May 3, 2020
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Here’s good news for fans of the Royal Enfield Himalayan: The motorcycle manufacturer has launched the adventure bike’s 2020 model, which is powered by a 411cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is now compliant with India’s strict BS6 local emissions regulations.

Aside from its environment-friendly mill, the new Himalayan also comes with ABS that can be switched on or off depending on the rider’s preference.

Hard-core off-road riders usually prefer the ABS to be disabled when they hit dirt trails, in order to lock the rear wheel and induce a slide in a controlled manner. On loose surfaces, doing so allows the rider to execute a quick exit on corners without fear of crashing. And when the rider is back on the pavement, he can activate ABS once more to ensure traction and bike control even in abrupt braking.

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The 2020 Himalayan is now also equipped with a redesigned side stand and hazard lights to warn other riders in the event that the rider needs to pull over to the side of the road. Two new exterior colors are also available—Lake Blue and Rock Red—to expand the existing color schemes, namely, Snow White, Granite Black, Sleet Gray, and Gravel Gray.

In recent years, Royal Enfield Philippines has enjoyed a dramatic increase in sales volume due to the robustness and strategic pricing of its offerings, particularly the rugged, go-anywhere Himalayan. Currently, the outgoing model is priced at P299,000.

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