RE Himalayan frequently asked questions

There are many questions that people have in their minds related to RE Himalayan and Rides. This is your one place where you can find most of the answers. This page will be updated as and when we get new questions.

What is new in the BS-IV RE Himalayan?

BS-IV Himalayan is an update that was necessitated due to the BS-IV regulations that Government enforced. Starting April 2017, all two-wheelers are to comply with these regulations. Following are the Himalayan specific changes:

  1. Auto Headlamps On is made mandatory from April 2017 for all two wheelers. It is believed that with AHO, the motorcycles will be more visible on the road even during day time, thus reducing chances of potential accidents.
  2. Fuel Injection has been introduced, replacing the carburetor. This helps in injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber, reduce toxins in exhaust gases as well as improve combustion.
  3. O2 Sensor has been introduced as well. O2 sensor ensures that your engine is returning top performance. This sensor also keeps your emissions in check and alerts you to when emissions are too excessive.
  4. Fuel tank has been upgraded to keep a check on fuel evaporation in case of a spill.
  5. Introduction of FI indicator on the dashboard.

The BS-IV engine will help reduce Emissions by a large extent. Below table shows the difference between BS-III and BS-IV regulations of emissions. Almost all parameters have to be reduced by half as per the BS-IV regulations. For the purpose of comparison, we have listed Euro 6 regulations on which BS-IV is based on. So your old Himalayan will be polluting the environment two times more than the BS-IV version.

Emission Norm CO (Carbon Monoxide) HC (Hydro Carbons) NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) PM (Particle Matter)
BS-III 2.30 0.20 0.15
BS-IV 1.00 0.10 0.08
EURO 6* 1.00 0.10 0.06 0.005

Is RE upgrading clutch centers?

Yes, Royal Enfield service centers are upgrading Clutch centers for free for older Himalayans. Get in touch with RE Service Center nearest to you.

What is the right tire pressure?

For RE Himalayan, the correct tire pressure is 28 PSI on front and 32 PSI on the back tire. If you have a pillion during majority of your riding time, then you can consider 30 PSI on the front and 34 PSI on the back tire.

What are the recommended tire sizes for Himalayan?

With the off-road usability in mind, Royal Enfield went ahead with a larger front and shorter rear tire on Himalayan. Front tires are 90/90 – 21 while the Rear tires are 120/90 – 17. Using this size is recommended. Tire make is your choice, however the stock Ceats are good enough for most purposes.

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