The Royal Enfield Himalayan sits at a unique place in the adventure touring segment. Built as a simple, go-anywhere, comfortable touring machine, which can take a lot of beating, the 2021 updates seem to have been done keeping in mind riders' feedback, and practicality. So, even if there are no mechanical changes to the engine, Royal Enfield has given the 2021 Himalayan some added features to give it fresh appeal, as well as new colours. And even though it's a tad heavy for gnarly trails, it still feels solid, stable and will go anywhere you point it at. We spent some time with the new RE Himalayan and begin falling for its old-world charm.
As mentioned before, the updates are mainly cosmetic, including new colours, and centred around adding better ergonomics, and comfort. While the overall silhouette and design of the 2021 Himalayan remain the same, there are some subtle changes, including three new colours. At first glance, the Pine Green colour of our test bike looks attractive and interesting, but this unique shade loses its novelty soon. I doubt if it will be my choice of colour from an ownership point of view.