Back in February, Royal Enfield announced a raft of minor updates to the Himalayan adventure bike; now, we’re being told those updated machines are coming to Canada for 2022.
Typically, there’s a wait time for Royal Enfield’s machines to arrive in Canada, as we are not the primary market. The updates always arrive here eventually, and now we know there are new paint schemes available for 2022, along with Royal Enfield’s Tripper GPS system, as well as an improved seat, and updated rear rack and front rack. The front rack, which wraps around the gas tank, is slimmer, which allows riders’ legs to sit closer to the tank. There is also a new windshield.
The engine and chassis remains unchanged, officially speaking, although Royal Enfield has been known to implement minor changes mid-production with no fanfare, to make their bikes better.
You can see our previous write-up on Royal Enfield’s upgrades here. Royal Enfield’s press release does not give Canadian pricing, only American pricing ($5,299 USD, which works out to roughly $6,500 CAD). The new bikes are expected to arrive in North America as early as November, 2021.
ROYAL ENFIELD INTRODUCES 2022 HIMALAYAN
Tripper navigation, ergonomic upgrades and three new colorways highlight the refreshed 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan
Milwaukee, WI (Wednesday, October 27, 2021) – Royal Enfield, the global leader in midsize motorcycles (250-750cc), is proud to announce the new 2022 Himalayan. The versatile adventure-touring motorcycle will now be available in three new distinctive, terrain-inspired colorways, and features a range of upgrades, most notably the Royal Enfield Tripper Navigation, a simple and intuitive turn-by-turn navigation pod that pairs with your smartphone via the Royal Enfield App.
Inspired by its global community of adventure touring enthusiasts, the Himalayan has evolved to offer the Royal Enfield Tripper, a functional upgrade dedicated to enhancing the overall ride experience both on and off the road. Designed with the Google Maps Platform, the built-in navigation display device offers turn-by-turn directions, and pairs with the rider’s smartphone by way of the Royal Enfield App.
The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan receives several ergonomic upgrades, focused on increasing comfort and capability for an improved adventure-touring experience. Revised seat cushioning allows riders to enjoy extended saddle time while a new windscreen keeps more wind off the rider for improved all-day comfort, amounting to even more enjoyable miles. The new slimmer and ergonomically adjusted front rack offers a more spacious cockpit with minimal interference in the leg area, further improving the overall comfort and experience.
The rear carrier on the 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan is also revised, now with an additional plate to ensure secure fastening and placement of luggage. Additionally, the rear carrier is now reduced in height, making it easier for riders to swing a leg over the motorcycle.
The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan will now be available in new Granite Black (mix of matte and gloss), Mirage Silver and Pine Green, in addition to the existing colorways: Rock Red, Lake Blue and Gravel Grey. The 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan will be available in North America as early as November, and will retail for $5,299 USD.