Royal Enfield has launched the Himalayan Sleet Edition at Rs. 2,12,666 (on-road, Chennai).. Royal Enfield Sleet is essentially the regular Himalayan but with an extra Camouflage paint job and a lot of body kit add-ons. Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet Edition can be booked online by a payment of Rs. 5000. Only 500 units of the Himalayan Sleet would be produced to maintain its exclusivity. Interested buyers need to register on royalenfield.com/himalayansleet between January 12th and 30th 2018 to book the motorcycle. The sale will go live on January 30 and will be on a first come-first serve basis as per the company release.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet edition gets an additional Explorer kit as part of the overall package. The new camouflage paint scheme with shades of grey takes inspiration from the Himalayas, while the Explorer Kit is an assortment of Royal Enfield motorcycle accessories which includes panniers, off-road handlebar, engine guard etc.
Also offered on the Himalayan Sleet Edition Explorer Kit are pre-fitted 26 litre water resistant aluminum panniers, pannier mounting rails, off-road style aluminum handlebar with cross-brace and bar-end weights, an engine guard with powder coating finish. Royal Enfield includes a 2 year warranty on the Himalayan Sleet edition.
Technically the Himalayan Sleet continues with the same specs getting power from the 411 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that produces 24 bhp at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The motorcycle comes with a long-travel suspension setup, while braking performance includes disc brakes at the front and rear. The adventure motorcycle rides on a 21-inch spoke wheel at the front and an 18-inch wheel at the rear, both of which get dual-purpose tyres.
Commenting on the launch of Himalayan Sleet and the Explorer Kit Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield, said, “The new Himalayan Sleet is inspired by the terrain of Royal Enfield’s spiritual home – the Himalayas, its craggy land, the gorges, edgy peaks all brought together in the colours of the sleet . Additionally, the first 500 owners will get pre-fitted Explorer Kits to help kick-start their personal expeditions on the Himalayan Sleet”
The price difference between the regular Himalayan and the Sleet Edition is around Rs. 28,000. But then that’s worth it as you get OEM quality explorer kit and a neat looking Camouflage paint scheme in the bargain.