Wrench Kings, the Netherland-based bike customisation house, has revealed a heavily altered version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle. The Enfield Himalayan is considered one of the toughest bikes in the Indian adventure segment and the customisation was carried out to check whether the vehicle lives up to its reputation.
The customised Royal Enfield Himalayan, at the front, has a robotic-styled headlight unit along with auxiliary lamps on both sides. The size of the tyres in the customised bike, 120/90 rear and 90/90 front, seems to be same as the factory-output model but they get Dunlop-made custom knobbles. Wrench Kings has added a TomTom GPS navigation system to the motorcycle to ensure that the rider retains proper direction in the hostile mountainous terrain. Other changes carried out to the bike include a jerry can, customised handlebar, a restyled rear fender, and a custom-made Akrapovic exhaust system. While the altered bike has a small bag in the front, its purpose is not clear.
Wrench Kings, expectedly, has not revealed anything about the mechanical updates in the bike. The customised motorcycle seems to share the same underpinnings like the Royal Enfield Himalayan standard model. The latter is mounted on a split cradle frame and is hauled by a single-cylinder, oil-cooled 411cc motor which produces 32Nm peak torque and 24.5PS peak power. The counterbalanced engine is mated to a 5-speed gear system which spreads out the torque generously at a lower rev. This helps to negotiate rough terrains better. The customised Himalayan is supported by a telescopic 41mm suspension in the front and a monoshock absorber at the back.
The Himalayan is often considered as the most capable Royal Enfield motorcycle to hit the streets. The vehicle commands an ex-showroom price of INR1.79 lakh. It’s the first proper adventurer-touring bike to come out from Enfield’s stable. The Chennai-headquartered company recently introduced the antilock braking system (ABS) in the Himalayan.