Royal Enfield is well and truly on its way to launch a new motorcycle every 3 months for the next 5 years. It has already launched the Meteor 350 and now looks set on the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan’s launch. This motorcycle has been seen getting test ridden around Chennai for the past couple of weeks and the folks at Gaadiwaadi.com have obtained some spy shots that confirm what was already obvious- the fact that all new Royal Enfield motorcycles would now come with the Tripper Navigation.
Tripper Navigation is a new console and app designed by Royal Enfield that projects navigation details from the app to the screen on the dashboard through Bluetooth. It is incredibly helpful since riders won’t have to stick their phones upfront as they did earlier. The new Himalayan would come with the same 411 cc engine that has now been fuel injected. The very first Himalayan had some issues with breaking and chassis rigidity but they have now been taken care of. It is now a very well built motorcycle worthy of keeping the adventure tourer tag on its name.
In the spy shots, it looks like the new tripper navigation has been tacked by the side of the old console without giving much thought to symmetricity. I believe this is just for testing and would replace the compass on production models. Some unofficial designs of the new dash have come out on the internet. Let us look at a side by side comparison between the old and new console
This is just a design mock-up of how the new consoles would look. Since the old compass was not much of use (it was also incorrect), the designer has gone and replaced it altogether with the new tripper navigation. It is understandable since both have the same purpose. Since the compass and the tripper navigation from the Meteor 350 have the same since it would fit incredibly well in the new Himalayan. The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2021 with an expected price of Rs 1.97 ex-showroom.