2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Himalayan BS6: Performance Numbers Compared

Published On Mar 03, 2021 By for Royal Enfield Himalayan at Zigwheels.com

Is the 2021 Himalayan any different from the previous BS6 iteration in terms of performance? 

Royal Enfield recently launched the 2021 Himalayan with minor updates to make it a well-rounded product. However, these updates come at a steep hike of around Rs 9,900 over the previous model. That’s a lot, considering the bike makes the same power and torque as before and remains visually unchanged, well, almost. That said, the brand seems to have worked on a couple of other areas, and the results are evident in our performance runs. 

 

2021 Himalayan

Himalayan BS6

0-60kmph

4.08 seconds

3.87 seconds

0-100kmph

10.79 seconds

10.49 seconds

The fueling seems to be a bit more precise with better mid-range performance. It’s 0.21 seconds quicker to 60kmph but trails behind the previous-gen model by a smidgen when pushing from 60-100kmph. Power and torque figures are the same at 24.31PS and 32Nm, respectively. Its weight hasn’t changed either, still tipping the scales at 199kg kerb. 

 

2021 Himalayan

Himalayan BS6

30-70kmph

5.06 seconds

5.15 seconds

40-80kmph

6.30 seconds

6.87 seconds

Roll-on accelerations have seen a minor improvement as well. The 2021 model is 0.9 seconds quicker getting from 30-70kmph and almost half a second faster from 40-80kmph. Quite intriguing, considering our testing data shows that gearing is nearly unchanged. 

 

2021 Himalayan

Himalayan BS6

60-0kmph

33.57m

46.41m

100-0kmph

53.25m

67.24m

The added bulk on the earlier BS6 model meant it took longer to stop. But the numbers were quite shocking. Fortunately, Royal Enfield has worked on the brakes of the 2021 Himalayan, and the difference is immediately noticeable. It dropped the anchor and came to a dead stop (from 100-0) almost 14 metres before the previous-gen model. A similar gap is seen while braking from 60kmph. There’s a good feel and progression from the levers as well.

Just how much has the 2021 Himalayan changed? Check out our video to find out.

 

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