According to reputable sources, Royal Enfield has confirmed to begin the development of the Himalayan 650.
Scheduled for a 2024 release, the popular adventure bike (currently available with a 411cc powerplant) is set to receive the 650cc parallel-twin engine taken from the 650 Twins (Interceptor and Continental GT).
While the current Himalayan has loyal followers’ thanks to its all-terrain capabilities and low price, some may think that the 24.3hp engine could use a little push.
Based on new development by an Indian website, the plans are now underway at the Chennai-based factory.
Interestingly, there were no initial plans to kickstart the new project; however, thanks to the company new directive, Royal Enfield decided to inject the Himalayan with a bigger engine.
The 650cc Himalayan will be available in two variants, one with a more adventure setup and another as a sports tourer.
However, the new Himalayan is only slated for a 2024 launch.