London Calling As Kawasaki Set To Exhibit At Savile Row Concours Event!



Renowned the world over for its tailoring, Savile Row has been at the heart of London’s fashion industry for centuries. The Savile Row Concours event blends bespoke tailoring with luxury automotive, and Kawasaki UK is proud to be attending the 2024 display with its revolutionary Hybrid and EV motorcycles.  

Taking over the entire road, the two-day Concours event (May 22nd and 23rd) attracts thousands of fans eager to explore the array of spectacular machines, fascinating tailors’ displays and enjoy live talks and music on the central stage. First launched in 2022, the event has continued to grow each year, and 2024 looks set to be the biggest yet.
 
Kawasaki UK is proud to announce that it will showcase its innovative EV machines and the world’s first mass-produced hybrid motorcycles on both days. Located in the heart of London, the event is the ideal place to promote the advantages of green machines in urban environments.
 
Admission to the event is free, and more information can be found at https://concoursonsavilerow.com/.
 
Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

This is a really exciting opportunity for Kawasaki, allowing us to showcase our latest generation of motorcycles to an audience who are not necessarily two-wheel focused. Savile Row needs no introduction, being at the cutting-edge of design since the 1800s, so it is fitting that we are bringing cutting-edge motorcycle design to the event, allowing visitors to see what the future of transport looks like.

SymCirrus Motorsport Team UpWith Kawasaki For All-New Pirelli National Sportbike Series!

The experienced SymCirrusMotorsport team has partnered with Kawasaki UK to lead the Ninja charge in theall-new Pirelli National Sportbike series. The three-rider team of LennonDoherty, Charlie Atkins, and Jack Kirsch will use the Ninja 650, while teammatesEd Best and Luca Hopkins strengthen the Ninja presence in the Pirelli NationalSuperstock and Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen series.

With testing underway today at Oulton Park ahead of the second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend, the SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki squad is proud to confirm its five-rider team for 2024. The Market Harborough-based team have been working hard over the winter in partnership with Team Green Technical Partners, MSS Performance and Corby Kawasaki to turn the Ninja 650 into a competitive machine for the all-new British Sportbike series. 

With the bike already enjoying success over the years on the roads at the Isle of Man TT, the three-rider lineup of Doherty, Atkins, and Kirsch will be looking to replicate that when the new Championship begins in earnest this weekend.

Further strengthening the team’s connection with Kawasaki, Ed Best will compete in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship aboard the Ninja ZX-10RR, while Luca Hopkins will be racing under the SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki colours in the exciting new Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen series. 

Steve Holborough, SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki Team Owner:

“I am excited to be part of the new sportbike class and working with the series and Kawasaki we are looking forward to seeing what the Ninja 650 is capable of. It’s a learning process and we will judge the success on the results at the end of the season. Thank you to all of those involved to date, Corby Kawasaki, Steve Hill, EBC and R&G.”

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:

We are really excited by the new Championships in the BSB series as it allows us to showcase more of the Kawasaki range, and it’s fantastic to be partnering with SymCirrus Motorsport for the 2024 season. They have a long and successful pedigree in the paddock and they have been working hard to develop the Ninja 650 for the new Sportbike series, so we are really excited to see what they can do when the Championship gets underway this weekend.

Bimota returns to WorldSBK in 2025

The iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer Bimota is set to return to the world racing stage in 2025 competing in the Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship.

Winners of the 1980 350cc World Championship fielding Jon Ekerold on a two-cylinder, two stroke Bimota YB3 machine, success was also achieved in TT Formula 1 with legend Virginio Ferrari aboard a YB4R taking the Championship honours in1987. No strangers to four stroke machinery, Bimota won no less than seven races in the very first World Superbike Championship year of 1988 thanks to Davide Tardozzi (5) and Stephane Mertens (2). Even as late as the year 2000, Bimota were still able to achieve a WorldSBK race win thanks to the late, great Anthony Gobert aboard an SB8R machine mounting the top step of the podium at a wet Phillip Island race weekend.

For the 2025 season, Bimota is partnering with Kawasaki in a joint venture which will result in a Bimota chassis with Kawasaki engine (plus allied technology), competing in WorldSBK. Not only will the donor Ninja ZX-10RR powerplant be familiar, but also many of the team staff as Kawasaki transfers its efforts into the Bimota racing program marking a landmark moment in the journey of the Kawasaki Racing Team after nearly four decades in the premier global racing series based on production machines that can be purchased at dealerships.

Recognising not just the legacy of Kawasaki in Superbike racing, but also the close cooperation and synergies between majority Bimota shareholder, Kawasaki, and the Rimini based Italian manufacturer, the new team will operate under the title of Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team.

Fielding a machine jointly developed by Bimota and Kawasaki, the new team will play a pivotal role in the wider global recognition and market presence of the Bimota brand as well as being crucial in highlighting the hand built craftsmanship and care that goes into the creation of every Bimota product. This wider appreciation of the Bimota brand and its core racing DNA is also expected to create increased demand and sales of Bimota street motorcycles. 

Speaking about the new direction for Kawasaki in WorldSBK, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. Hiroshi Ito, stated: “Bimota has an enviable reputation for excellence in motorcycle design and manufacture. As part of our vision for the evolution of this world famous brand we see racing as a logical next step in terms of both product development as well as brand exposure on the global stage. Our commitment to WorldSBK is as strong as ever and we hope that this new racing project will energise fans of both Bimota and Kawasaki. The passion for race success remains and we look forward to the presence of the Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team on the 2025 WorldSBK grid”.  

On behalf of Bimota, COO, Pierluigi Marconi, commented:
“The engineering, technology and day to day business support already offered by Kawasaki has put Bimota firmly back into the consciousness of the media and potential customers, now it is time to take a next step in our evolution.Bimota has had racing as part of its DNA from day one and to compete in WorldSBK alongside developing our new product range, while expanding the European and global dealer network, has an undeniable logic to it.

With the unparalleled experience of the existing Kawasaki racing team experts plus the full support and cooperation of Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. in Japan fills us with pride and optimism. The Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team will surely form the foundations of the next chapter in the Bimota story”.

KRT Team Manager, Guim Roda, concluded:
“In the past thirteen years, myself, and all of those at the KRT workshop in Granollers, have dedicated ourselves wholeheartedly to the Kawasaki Superbike project and garnered seven WorldSBK rider titles in that time plus numerous team and manufacturer awards. Now – after Kawasaki competing for nearly four decades in the Superbike championship – we are proud to be part of a new era forming the infrastructure of the new Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team.

For sure we will spare some time to reflect on and celebrate the heritage of Kawasaki in Superbike racing, but we are also extremely excited to be a core component of this new Bimota and Kawasaki joint venture. This is an evolution for Kawasaki’s approach to the top level of production racing and we are honoured to play our role in this new project. I am confident we have the technology and human resources necessary to succeed and it will be a fresh, energising experience fielding an impressive two rider team in the 2025 Motul FIM WorldSBK Championship.”   

Spring into Summer with Kawasaki’s latest offers!

As the sun starts shining and the weather warms up, Kawasaki UK is launching two fantastic new offers for riders looking to get a new machine for 2024. Alongside attractive deposit contributions across a wide range of bikes, such as the entry-level Ninja and Z125, Z650RS and Versys 650, customers can also enjoy a voucher of up to £3,000 towards accessories or merchandise to “Kustomize” their ride.

Customers purchasing a new Kawasaki can “Spring into Summer” thanks to a host of competitive new offers for riders. For riders purchasing a 650cc and under machine through Kawasaki K-Options finance, they will be able to take advantage of some attractive deposit contributions, including £650 toward the Z650, Z650RS, Ninja 650, Vulcan S and Versys 650 and £500 toward the Ninja 125 and Z125.

 

For those looking for a larger capacity motorcycle, Kawasaki is offering the option to “Kustomize Your Ride” with a voucher that can be used towards accessories for their new bike or merchandise and riding gear. This includes a £900 voucher for anyone purchasing the Z900RS or Z900, £1,000 for the Versys 1000, Ninja 1000SX or Ninja ZX-10R, and an incredible £3,000 for anyone buying a 2023 model year version of the Z H2 or Ninja H2 SX.

 

These new offers are available from April 1st from all official Kawasaki dealers.

 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

“We are excited to be offering this set of fantastic incentives to customers interested in buying a new Kawasaki. The riding season is about to get underway in earnest, and there’s nothing better than getting out on a brand-new machine. We look forward to seeing many customers visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to take advantage of these great offers.”

Spring into Summer with Kawasaki’s latest offers!

As the sun starts shining and the weather warms up, Kawasaki UK is launching two fantastic new offers for riders looking to get a new machine for 2024. Alongside attractive deposit contributions across a wide range of bikes, such as the entry-level Ninja and Z125, Z650RS and Versys 650, customers can also enjoy a voucher of up to £3,000 towards accessories or merchandise to “Kustomize” their ride.

Customers purchasing a new Kawasaki can “Spring into Summer” thanks to a host of competitive new offers for riders. For riders purchasing a 650cc and under machine through Kawasaki K-Options finance, they will be able to take advantage of some attractive deposit contributions, including £650 toward the Z650, Z650RS, Ninja 650, Vulcan S and Versys 650 and £500 toward the Ninja 125 and Z125.

 

For those looking for a larger capacity motorcycle, Kawasaki is offering the option to “Kustomize Your Ride” with a voucher that can be used towards accessories for their new bike or merchandise and riding gear. This includes a £900 voucher for anyone purchasing the Z900RS or Z900, £1,000 for the Versys 1000, Ninja 1000SX or Ninja ZX-10R, and an incredible £3,000 for anyone buying a 2023 model year version of the Z H2 or Ninja H2 SX.

 

These new offers are available from April 1st from all official Kawasaki dealers.

 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK:

“We are excited to be offering this set of fantastic incentives to customers interested in buying a new Kawasaki. The riding season is about to get underway in earnest, and there’s nothing better than getting out on a brand-new machine. We look forward to seeing many customers visiting their local Kawasaki dealer to take advantage of these great offers.”

James Hillier and Bournemouth Kawasaki reunite for TT 2024!

Kawasaki UK is excited to announce that James Hillier will be returning to Team Green for the 2024 Isle of Man TT, reuniting with long-time partner Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing to compete in the Supersport class aboard a 40th anniversary-liveried Ninja ZX-6R! 

The pairing have enjoyed a rich history at the iconic event, securing multiple podium finishes together across multiple classes. However, it’s been the Supersport class where they have enjoyed the most success, scoring five podiums with the Ninja ZX-6R. 

After several years away, the Bournemouth Kawasaki team is returning to the Isle of Man TT and will be partnering with Hillier once again. With 2024 marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic Kawasaki Ninja brand, the team will be running the latest ZX-6R in the highly popular green, white and blue anniversary colours. 

James Hillier:
“I’m excited to be back with Pete and the team at Bournemouth Kawasaki once again for the Supersport races. We collectively have a lot of knowledge and data after many years racing together and at the TT that’s a crucial element to being competitive.” 

Pete Extance, Bournemouth Kawasaki Team Owner:
“We are really looking forward to our return to the Isle of Man TT as Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing, which we are proud to say is an in-house dealer effort. The TT is, without doubt, the best road race in the world, and we are over the moon to be back involved in 2024. It’s a great honour to be running James again, and even more so with the 40th Anniversary liveried Ninja machine. Big thanks to Kawasaki UK for the support.” 

Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:
“We are really happy to welcome James back into the Kawasaki fold for the Supersport races this year. Together with Pete and the Bournemouth Kawasaki team we have collectively enjoyed a great deal of success over the years, so we are really hopeful of more trophies in 2024! We’d like to thank both Pete and James for pulling this together, and we can’t wait to see him head off down Bray Hill on what will be a stunning retro-themed Ninja ZX-6R!”

The popular Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days return for 2024!

This summer, riders across the UK will once again be able to enjoy the latest models in the 2024 Kawasaki range when the brand’s popular Dealer Demo Days roadshow returns. Kicking off in April, the event will visit dealers the length and breadth of the country.


With summer just around the corner, the Kawasaki Dealer Demo Days is the perfect opportunity for riders to get out on the road and try the latest 2024 Kawasaki range. This year’s event will run between April and September and will see the roadshow visit dozens of dealers across the UK, so customers should keep an eye on their local dealers for their closest event. 

Each event will see a huge array of machines for riders to book test rides on, including the exciting new Ninja 7 Hybrid and Z 7 Hybrid machines, Ninja ZX-4RR, Z500 and Ninja 500. Alongside these new models, attendees will also be able to try the ever-popular Ninja 1000SX and Versys range. 

Craig Watson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kawasaki Motors UK: 
“With the better weather just around the corner, the excitement to get out riding again is definitely building! Our Dealer Demo Days have been a huge success in recent years, so we’re pleased to be bringing them back again for 2024, offering bikers a chance to experience some of the latest and exciting machines in our range.” 

Full line-up of models available to test ride:

Z500 SE
Ninja 500 SE
Eliminator SE
Ninja 650
Ninja ZX-4RR
Ninja ZX-6R
Z 7 Hybrid*
Ninja 7 Hybrid*
Z900
Z900RS
Ninja 1000SX
Versys 1000 SE
Ninja ZX-10R
Ninja H2 SX SE
Z H2 SE

*Hybrid machines are subject to availability 

Coleraine Kawasaki – Friday 17th May 2024
Address: 5B, Mountsandel Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1JD
Tel: 02870 327517
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Coleraine Kawasaki – Saturday 18th May 2024
Address: 5B, Mountsandel Rd, Coleraine, BT52 1JD
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Edinburgh Kawasaki – Saturday 25th May 2024

Address: 6 Cultins Road, Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4DG

Tel: 01313 483271

J W Groombridge – Saturday 1st June 2024

Address: Mayfield Road Garage, Mayfield Road, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0SP
Tel: 08448 119560
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P & H Motorcycles – Saturday 8th June 2024
Address: 61 – 63 Gatwick Road, Crawley RH10 9RD
Tel: 01293 413300
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Chris Walker Kawasaki – Saturday 15th June 2024
Address: Chris Walker Kawasaki, 200 Harlaxton Road, Grantham, NG31 7JY
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Kirkcaldy Kawasaki – Saturday 22nd June 2024
Address: 149-157 Rosslyn Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3HT
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ROYAL ENFIELD DEBUTS THE SHOTGUN 650A MOTORCYCLE INSPIRED BY CUSTOM, FOR CUSTOM.

  • A truly unique motorcycle born out of raw creative energy, mixed with anarchic custom culture and thoroughbred Royal Enfield DNA, the Shotgun 650 is the ultimate canvas for personalization
  • From downtown, to out of town; it is a motorcycle that effortlessly transforms from a playful city motorcycle, to a planted a stable highway machine
  • With Royal Enfield’s proven 650 Twin engine at its core, the Shotgun 650 marries modern inspiration with distinctly Royal Enfield elements to create a contemporary interpretation of the brand

After a spectacular debut of a very special limited edition motorcycle at Motoverse 2023 – the Shotgun 650 Motoverse Edition – Royal Enfield today debuted the production version of the Shotgun 650. A stunning, one-of-its-kind custom inspired motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will be available in four unique colourways Stencil White, Plasma Blue, Green Drill and Sheet Metal Grey.

Stencil White

Plasma Blue

Green Drill

Sheet Metal Grey

Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director & CEO of Eicher Motors Ltd., says “The Shotgun 650 is inspired by the work of our custom community and our years of work with them. It is a retro-futuristic interpretation of what a factory custom motorcycle with thoroughbred Royal Enfield DNA would look like. A shape-shifting machine that defies categorization, both in form and in spirit, the Shotgun 650 is something absolutely new and different. It is super fun to ride with confidence inspiring ride ergonomics and handles well in downtown city streets, through twisties and powers through straight highways. The Shotgun 650 is our attempt to bring niche and newer categories of motorcycles to growing enthusiasts of self-expression”.

Built on Royal Enfield’s globally proven 650-Twin platform, the Shotgun 650 is a tribute to the culture of customisation and a new chapter in design for Royal Enfield with an exciting vision of the future. With its retro-futuristic design the Shotgun 650 pays homage to its precursor, the SG650 Concept – showcased at EICMA 2021- and celebrates creativity, as a blank canvas for customization and personalisation for thousands of riders across the world.

Commenting about the ‘heart’ of the new motorcycle, its engine, B Govindarajan, CEO – Royal Enfield, says, “The Shotgun 650 is a very unique motorcycle within our portfolio, but at its heart is the same Royal Enfield pure motorcycling DNA. The 648cc parallel twin engine that powers this machine is a characterful and versatile platform that is capable of adapting to any kind of riding form and format. On the new mould-breaking Shotgun 650, this engine fuels an extremely engaging and joyful ride with power for real world usage, strong mid-ranges and with ample torque across the board. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating and riding the Shotgun 650, and are super happy to present this to the world of motorcycle expressionists”.

In the true spirit of customisation, the new Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is a motorcycle defined by its rider. Its all new bodywork and stance is a blank canvas, defying traditional categorisation of motorcycling and taking on a personality of its rider. Its modular design enables it to switch between three modes—from single seater to double seater to luggage-carrying tourer, with ease. With the twist of a key, the pillion seat pops off, offering ultimate flexibility. For those seeking an engaging and aggressive ride, or for those looking for a more chilled out experience, the Shotgun 650 effortlessly obliges with its upright and confident riding position that encourages both, and adapts to the rider’s mood and style of riding.

Speaking about the design and development journey of the Shotgun 650, Mark Wells, Chief of Design, said, “The story of Royal Enfield is one of customization. Our customers have been taking our motorcycles and personalising them for decades. Looking to that rich creative culture for inspiration, we unleashed our designers to ideate in that same spirit of unfettered imagination. The resulting design is both fresh and respectful of our heritage and a future vision of what a custom Royal Enfield could look like years down the road.

With the globally award-winning 650 Twin platform at its core, the Shotgun 650 is loaded with a double barrel of fun. It is ergonomically optimised, with mid-set foot position, a low 795mm seat height and an intuitive handlebar position that give the rider a commanding sense of presence and control, while the floating single seat is both retro and modern at the same time. The Shotgun’s specially tuned suspension with 43mm dia. separate function big piston Showa forks on the front, twin tube 5-step preload adjust RSU at the back, 1465mm wheelbase and a low centre of gravity come together to make riding in traffic, on highways and down twisty back roads equally fun, without compromising on comfort. Wide 18” front and 17” rear tubeless tyres, combined with 320mm and 300mm disc brakes, ensure a steady grip, keeping you engaged and in control at all speeds.

The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 blends retro-futuristic design with modern features. An LED headlamp fitted in a gorgeous custom, neo-modern nacelle stays true to the neo-retro fusion aesthetic while offering improved visibility. The motorcycle has a digi-analogue instrument cluster, which comes equipped with the Tripper navigation system and is designed to deliver all the information you need as you head out. It also features a USB charging port to keep your devices charged on the go.

Continuing the concept of customization and personalisation, a diverse range of 31 Genuine Motorcycle Accessories for the Shotgun 650, have been designed to further highlight the custom aesthetic, bar end mirrors, a sculpted solo seat and contrast-cut billet rims are available.Test ride bookings and retail begins across Europe from the 1st February, with four unique colourways available; Stencil White, Plasma Blue, Green Drill and Sheet Metal Grey, starting from £6,699.

Pricing for the Shotgun 650: 

Sheet Metal Grey – £6,699 

Plasma Blue / Green Drill – £6,799 

Stencil White – £6,899

#Shotgun650 #ByCustomsForCustom

Kawasaki UK announces Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen support partners

With 2024 edging closer, Kawasaki UK is excited to announce the support partners for the all-new Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen Championship. This includes Silkolene, Reactive Parts, Samco, GB Racing, K-Tech suspension, and Spark IT exhausts, ensuring each Ninja ZX-4RR is ready for the track while keeping costs as competitive as possible.

Fresh from announcing Tracker as the title sponsor to the exciting new series, Kawasaki is strengthening the prospect for young riders with a host of leading partners joining the Championship. Team Green partner Silkolene will be providing a free, comprehensive product bundle to every rider as they collect their new Ninja ZX-4RR, ensuring they will be fully prepared for when the season gets underway in May. Silkolene will also be providing spot prizes throughout the season.
 
Alongside providing a number of parts for each machine, Reactive Parts will also be running a “Holeshot Award” for each Sunday Feature Race of the season, with the first rider passing through sector one on lap one receiving a full set of ZX-4RR CRC bodywork! Further race support comes from Samco and GB Racing, who are offering free products for the initial bike build, keeping racing costs to a minimum. To ensure each ZX-4RR is truly track-ready, K-Tech suspension and Spark IT exhausts are providing product support to every entrant into the series.
 
Kawasaki UK would like to say a huge thanks to Team Green Technical Partners, MSS Performance, who have been instrumental in bringing these deals together and for building what looks set to be a full grid of Superteen machines in 2024.
 
Since the launch in July, spaces on the grid have been filling up fast, but there are still some slots available, so riders and teams interested in joining this exciting new class should contact MSS Performance at orders@mssperformance.com and register yourself with BSB at superteen@msvracing.co.uk.
 
 Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK:
“This new class wouldn’t be possible without the support from all of our partners, some new for 2024 and some that have been with us for a number of years. On behalf of Kawasaki UK, I would like to thank everyone for getting involved, and I’m confident that it will be a hugely successful class within the British Superbike Championship paddock next season. There is now a big job ahead for MSS Performance to get all of these bikes ready for testing, but with ZX-4RRs already arriving in Colchester, it won’t be long until we start seeing laps being spun on track!”

THE ALL NEW ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN.BUILT BY THE HIMALAYAS.

  • The perfect equilibrium: The all-new Himalayan strikes the perfect balance between capability and usability.It is an adventure tourer that has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. 
  • Meticulously designed for the unknown: Inspired and shaped by the ever-evolving and often unpredictableHimalayan ecosystem, this motorcycle effortlessly adapts to the terrain, to the elements and to the rider. It istruly built for all roads, and for no roads. 
  • Many motorcycles rolled into one: Engineered for adventure and equipped for anything that comes its way,the Himalayan combines capability, simplicity and versatility – making it the only motorcycle you will ever need. 
  • An evolutionary leap ahead of its mould-breaking original avatar, the new Himalayan is powered by theSherpa 450, Royal Enfield’s first liquid-cooled engine. It comes adventure ready with upside-down front forks,and new features like Ride-by-Wire, and TripperDash full map navigation TFT display 

Royal Enfield, global leader in the mid-weight motorcycle segment (250cc – 750cc),today unveiled the all-new Himalayan at the EICMA Motor Show 2023, here at Milan, Italy. Based on Royal Enfield’s latest, lightest, and most technologically advanced vehicle integrated power train, the new Himalayan will be powered by the new Sherpa 450 liquid-cooled engine, and will have a host of new integrated tech-features that enhance and improve the adventure touring experience on the new motorcycle. Showcased today for global audiences, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will be launched in India before the end of this year, and will subsequently be available across other regions.

Royal Enfield has a long association with the Himalayas, which has been the brand’s spiritual home and creative inspiration. The original Himalayan was inspired by the 60-year old tradition of exploring the Himalayas on a motorcycle, and was born in the Himalayas. Purpose-built, confidence inspiring and a capable, go-anywhere motorcycle, the Himalayan has proven itself time and again as the ideal motorcycle for adventure riding in these incredible mountains. It has been the motorcycle of choice for thousands of explorers across the world who have ridden it to traverse a multitude of locations and terrains, thereby creating a niche subcategory of adventure touring that is real, sensorial, and accessible. The new Himalayan evolves from this, builds on this proposition, and takes it several notches higher. 

Speaking about the brand’s connection with the mountains, and the inspiration for the all-new Himalayan, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director, Eicher Motors Ltd., said “At Royal Enfield, we have a deep connection with the Himalayas for over 60 years, and that led us to make the first Himalayan in 2016. We had great feedback for a purpose-built adventure tourer, and that gave us a lot of courage to go in for an absolutely new Himalayan. This motorcycle is ground-up with the all-new Sherpa 450, water-cooled engine, a 6-speed gearbox, and is absolutely purpose-made for the Himalayas. It has a single purpose; to do superbly well in unpredictable terrain and weather conditions that the Himalayas throw at it. We’ve designed this motorcycle to be the absolute best in the world to do that job. We’ve developed the chassis and the ergonomics to make it great for adventure touring. It is ‘the one’ motorcycle that you will need for any purpose, anywhere in the world; because if it can traverse the Himalayas, it can traverse anything in the world”.

Click on this link to hear Siddhartha Lal’s video message. 

The Himalayas are an ever-changing, ever shifting landscape and exploring in this region requires you to embrace change of plan at every step; from varying weather and unpredictable terrain to rivers that can be a trickle in the morning and mudguard-deep that same evening. The all-new Himalayan is designed to adapt to all such conditions;from its water-busting high air intake to its tough frame and luggage bars ready to take a beating when things don’t go as planned. The improvements over the original model have been driven by time spent in the saddle, from epic trips exploring the wildest mountains to riding in everyday situations. What’s more, the motorcycle has been tested and developed by explorers, globetrotters, experts and riders of all abilities across a huge range of conditions, both in adventure trips around wild landscapes and in controlled testing centres in the UK, Spain and in India. This testing program has resulted in a truly versatile motorcycle that is ready for anything and puts a smile on the face of every rider, whatever their ability level.

Speaking about the insights that went behind the conception of the new Himalayan and the development process of the motorcycle, CEO, B Govindarajan said, “Before we started working on the new Himalayan, we rode with our consumers, and spoke to globetrotters, explorers, and athletes. With the help of these insights and our own experience, we decided- critical DNA we needed to retain and a few we had to evolve on the new Himalayan. The all new Himalayan 450 is mated with the Sherpa 450, liquid-cooled engine,a first of its kind from Royal Enfield. It is also the first time we have ride-by-wire feature on our motorcycle that offers optimum delivery of power and torque for challenging terrains. Also, for the first time in collaboration with Google Maps, we have Tripper-Dash with full map navigation. We have extensively tested this motorcycle for more than 5500 kms, from 22 feet at Chennai to 19,024 feet at Um Ling La. The new Himalayan is therefore a combination of expert insights, new technology, and true Royal Enfield DNA”.

Click on this link to hear B Govindarajan’s video message. 


The mountain G.O.A.T. 

Nyoma, Ladakh. 4180m above sea level. Go there, grab a cup of chai from one of the cafes and watch the traffic passing. That should tell you all you need to know about the Royal Enfield Himalayan. A motorcycle born in the mountains, in less than a decade since its inception, that is synonymous with exploring this legendary region. The new Himalayan is an extension of that – it is shaped and built by the Himalayas, taking everything that was great about the original and adding more capability when the terrain demands it. Everything you need, and nothing you don’t; that was the overriding brief to the team. So, there are no features included that do not have a purpose. The new Himalayan is about simplicity, efficiency, just like the original.

Equilibrium between man, machine and terrain. 

Just like the original, the all new Himalayan is not about dominating the landscape and smashing through the terrain with aggressive tyres and a glut of horsepower. It is built to harness the power of the Himalayas and state of flow;to explore, be in harmony with the landscape and enjoy it while being capable of getting to the most remote areas.The new effortlessly adapts to the terrain, to the rider and to the elements. 

Built for all roads. Built for no roads. 

Capable but not intimidating; is the ethos of the Himalayan. From the improvements to power, performance and handling, the all new Himalayan is an easy, forgiving motorcycle to ride. Superb balance at low speed, combined with the new light-action clutch and smooth throttle response from the ride by wire system make easy work of tight trails and tight traffic alike. The adjustable rider seat lets you tune the fit of the motorcycle and the clear, easy-to-use TripperDash gives you all the information you need when you’re riding. 

On a twisty mountain road the new chassis offers improved cornering performance to match the extra power of the engine. Off road, the extra ground clearance, improved suspension travel and wide spread of torque from the engine make every trail easier. The new, more powerful Sherpa 450 motor gives useful improvement to highway riding as well as maintaining better performance at high altitude. The new motorcycle has more ground clearance to avoid getting beached off-road and a clear, simple navigation system to remove the need for a separate GPS unit on the handlebars. 

Power to the Peaks with the Sherpa 450. 

The new Himalayan has more power and torque and gives excellent low-rpm performance and stays true to the Royal Enfield character. With maximum power of 40.02PS at 8000rpm, and a maximum torque of 40Nm at 5500rpm the new 452cc Sherpa engine makes 90% of its torque from 3,000rpm upwards giving a tractable power delivery without needing to be revved to the moon to go anywhere. This characteristic is most helpful when climbing slippery slopes, allowing the Himalayan to find traction where others will spin. The performance combined with the torque delivery also allows comfortable two-up riding along with luggage. The new engine features a semi-dry sump design to maximise ground clearance and allow compact packaging. As Royal Enfield’s first liquid-cooled engine, it uses an integrated water pump and twin-pass radiator setup for optimum cooling, crucial when riding technical terrain at high altitude, something this motorcycle is fully intended for. A new six-speed gearbox means greater flexibility of ratios and better highway cruising. This drives through a new, cable actuated slip and assist clutch giving a lighter clutch action and longer clutch life. 

Fits like an adventure glove. 

The new Himalayan has higher ground clearance and long travel suspension which let you tackle more technical terrain without catching the chassis on the floor. An all-new steel twin-spar frame has been designed to give these benefits in an off-road situation, without making the Himalayan too tall or intimidating. The new frame is stiffer and stronger improving cornering performance and stability. The chassis includes a new Show a, cartridge-type inverted fork, designed to work across a wide range of conditions from smooth roads to rocky river beds. Quality suspension is not just about performance; a well-controlled fork makes it easier on the rider when tackling loose, unpredictable terrain, letting them concentrate on where they want to go, rather than reacting to every bump. The Himalayan retains the proven 21” front / 17” rear wheel combination, with newly developed aluminium alloy rims and bespoke tyres for superior grip, confidence inspiring handling and stability in both on and off road conditions. Additionally,the wider 140/80 rear tyre offers better traction and more confidence on tarmac or off-road conditions.

Ergonomics designed for explorers. 

With the new chassis and compact engine came the opportunity to improve rider ergonomics, particularly when riding in a standing position. The new motorcycle is narrower between the legs, allowing better control standing up and making it easier to get feet firmly on the floor when sitting. The rear section of the new 17-litre fuel tank has been slimmed down to give a more comfortable knee-recess when riding. The split type rider and pillion seat allows the rider seat to be adjusted up by 20mm. In addition to the standard seat, there is a low-seat available as an option.Between the standard and the optional low seat, the rider gets a wide range between 805mm, all the way to 845mm seat height. This, combined with the narrower frame and tank equates to better ground access. Both the rider and the pillion seats, as well as the seating triangle have been designed to offer maximum comfort for long hours on the saddle, on or off the road. 

Introducing the TripperDash – your adventure ally. 

Taking from the brief of ‘everything you need, and nothing you don’t’, the technology that made the cut on the new Himalayan is all there for one purpose – to improve the experience for the rider. First and most prominent is the new TripperDash. The classic round shape has a number of innovative features for the rider, with options to switch from a traditional analogue style to a digital layout. The new TripperDash offers the world’s first full map navigation on around display built with Google Maps engine with audio guidance in more than 130 languages. The joy stick controller on the left-hand switch allows you to control the cluster as well as music, calls and messages as part of the mobile connectivity. Riders can choose between Performance and Eco ride modes, altering the throttle response through the new ride-by-wire setup. Rear ABS can be disabled for a more engaging off-road ride experience. 

The A to Z of ADV Accessories. 

With over 30 exciting new Genuine Motorcycle Accessories to choose from on the all new Himalayan, there is something for everyone. These products can be configured in a way to create two very distinctive, aspirational themes – Adventure and Rally. The Adventure accessories focus on the long-distance capabilities of this motorcycle,with bespoke Box Aluminium Luggage, Taller Adventure Screen, Adventure Seats and LED Fog Lights. The Rally accessories really accentuate the New Himalayan’s off-road capability when the Rally Rear Mudguard is paired with the slimmer one-piece Rally Seat to give the motorcycle a more aggressive look and stance. This set-up will also accommodate the Rackless Soft Bags and Tail pack, while the Rally Handguards, Sump Guard and Headlight Guard provide the ultimate in protection for more extreme terrain.