Royal Enfield Himalayan Undergoes a Bespoke Enduro-Model Transformation

If all you want is some pure off-road fun, you might as well have a look at it while you’re at it.

Tommy Thöring from Schlachetwerk started building special motorcycles almost two decades ago near the German city of Frankfurt. He has since moved halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Fortunately, the gifted moto artist hasn’t stopped making some spectacular works of art on two wheels after moving, and the bike we’re introducing today is the latest addition to his portfolio.

In his previous life, this sexy beast was a distinctive 2020 variant of Royal EnfieldHimalayan area. The manufacturer’s popular adventure machine is equipped with a four-stroke SOHC Single-cylinder power unit with a modest displacement of 411 cc. At about 6,500 revolutions per minute, the air-cooled mill can deliver up to 25 ponies, along with a torque of 32.5 Nm (24 pound-feet) between 4,250 and 4,500 rpm.

The engine feeds its power to a five-speed gearbox that directs the Oomph to the rear 17-inch wheel via a chain final drive. Now that we have examined the most important properties of the Himalayan powertrain, we want to take a closer look at the bespoke show stopper from Schlachetwerk.

Tommy started things by removing the standard tires. In their place, he installed Excel alternatives, the rims of which are firmly enclosed by Six Days Extreme off-road tires from Metzeler’s inventory. With these elements in place, Thöring removed the front and rear fenders to make room for a pair of hand-formed aluminum units that he made himself.

Although the gas tank has been retained, the same cannot be said for the original front bezel, which has been replaced with a one-off counterpart that sets everything right. There is also a new single-seater saddle on the subframe, while the cockpit received a speedometer from Motogadget for the aftermarket.

In the propulsion department, the Himalayas have been treated with a handcrafted exhaust system that allows its single cylinder engine to breathe a little more freely. Last but not least, thanks to a Brembo brake carried by the rear wheel, a significant improvement in driving behavior is achieved.