Royal Enfield motorcycles are prime candidates for modification in India. Usually, it is the Classic 350 which everyone’s talking about but in the past few months, there have been a lot more interest in the Himalayan. So, instead of me replying to everyone individually, I’ve decided to curate a list of all the best exhaust for the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
I’ve only added exhausts in the upper and middle price ranges as they promise a certain amount of quality and credibility. Of course, there are much cheaper options available in the market but it better to excise caution while adding anything to a machine that costs as much (2+ lakhs).
Royal Enfield Himalayan: Best High-end exhausts
These are exhausts from well-established brands which cost, slightly to almost insanely, above the standard. What sets them apart is the promise of quality, brand value, performance (for dedicated exhausts) and style.
Termignoni Exhaust (RE0109440IIB)
The RE Himalayan is one of the few ‘Indian’ motorcycles to have a dedicated exhaust from the popular Italian after-market brand Termignoni! They developed it in 2018 and says it is a ‘Racing silencer’. As an adventure motorcycle, the Himalayan is unlikely to indulge in a lot of racing (unless it’s up a hill) but if the situation arises, the exhaust provides an additional 0.8 Hp at 3.500 rpm and an impressive 1.65 Nm more torque at 3.500 rpm.
It shaves off 2kg of weight when compared to the standard model as well.
What do you think about the sound:
|Price||Rs. 32,500 /- (370 Euros)|
|New Power||24.1 HP|
|New Torque||31.9 Nm|
Unlike Termignoni, Akrapovic doesn’t have an exclusive product for the RE Himalayan. However, their more affordable options are usually universal and can be fitted on a wide variety of motorcycles with good results. Keep in mind to always go for longer exhausts to keep your water-wading capabilities intact.
Check out this video of a Himalayan fitted with an older Akrapovic model for KTM:
|Product||KTM Akrapovic Slip On Silencer 350/400/450|
|Price||$535.00 (Rs. 40,000)|
|Material||Carbon and Titanium|
Similarly, you can try the latest Akrapovic that is made for the KTM 390 Adventure. However, it costs a whopping $650 abroad (close to Rs. 50,000). You get no assurance of power, torque, or mileage as they are not tested for the Himalayan.
Delkevic Exhausts (BSAU)
Delkevic is an English company that produces a wide array of exhausts for the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Their length ranges from 200mm to 450 mm, with each having both full and slip-on options.
I personally haven’t seen these exhausts in India but at least from the below video, it can be understood that they sound good!
|Starting Price||Rs. 12,000/- (£124.99)|
|350mm CARBON OVAL BSAU SILENCER( In video)||Rs. 25,000 (£264.99)|
|Where to buy||Amazon|
As I mentioned, their portfolio is vast. Dalkevic has a 344mm full titanium system for the Himalayan which can set you back by at least Rs. 35,000/- ( £354.99).
Website: Delkevic UK
Devil Evolution Exhausts
Devil Evo is an after-market brand based in France. They claim to have offices and factories in India, Thailand, Italy, France, and China, and mainly cater to smaller motorcycles. I particularly love the sound of the exhaust in the below video. It is a stainless steel slip-on with DB-killer and mid-link comes as standard.
|Price||Rs. 14,850/- (without discount)|
|Where to buy||Amazon|
|Weight||Less than stock|
Prices in Amazon might vary. You can buy directly from Devil Evolution’s website as well
Royal Enfield Himalayan: Best Exhausts under Rs. 10,000/-
All the exhausts mentioned above command a price that’s probably more than what an average Himalayan rider is looking for. On the flip side, for a motorcycle which costs well over two lakh rupees, it’s better not to go for the cheapest available option either.
Here are four exhausts that fall in the ‘middle’ bracket:
Red Rooster Performance
I’ve been talking about Red Rooster exhausts since I reviewed them for Autopromag.com way back in 2016. Things haven’t changed much in 2020 and they are one of the highest-rated motorcycle exhaust manufacturers in Amazon. In fact, RRP Vertex Exhaust for the Royal Enfield Himalayan has a rating of 4.9/5!
|Where to buy||Amazon|
|Inside the box||Exhaust, Key Chain, Sticker, Installation Manual|
Some of the features Red Rooster Performance claim include:
- Upto 20% gain in power
- Lifetime warranty on material (stainless steel 304 grade)
- Sporty exhaust note
- High thermal resistance
Indeed, the note of this exhaust seems to be excellent and even provides a slight ‘thump’
Greesehouse Customs Grunt V4
Greenhouse Customs is a Bangalore-based garage that sells exhausts for Royal Enfield. Their product for the Himalayan is called the Grunt (currently in the 4th version).
Here a video (Grunt V3):
|Availability||Online/ Store (website)|
|Performance||Claimed low and mid range increase|
The garage has a google rating of 4.6/5 and there seem to be good reviews for the V4 version of the ‘grunt’ as well.
Lextek SA1 Exhaust Silencer
Lextek is another UK-based after-market brand which sells exhausts for the Royal Enfield Himalayan. It has a good smooth ‘thump’ with the baffle on and with it off, there’s a strong sporty grunt.
|Content in box||SA1 Exhaust Silencer|
Exhaust Strap Rubber
Lextek SA1 is a good option for anyone looking for a nice-sounding exhaust at an affordable price. We don’t have information on any performance increase but it does shave a few kgs from the overall weight.
Powerage Performance Slip-on
Powerage Performance is a Coimbatore-based brand that sells exhausts mainly for Royal Enfields and the Mahindra Thar. I got to know of them through a few videos doing rounds on the internet and was generally impressed with the sound and the build quality.
|Price||Rs. 7000 (discounted)|
The Powerage Slip-on Exhaust for Royal Enfield Himalayan looks similar to the stock exhaust which is great for anyone looking to keep the aesthetics original. There is no dyno chart available to verify their claims of an ‘increase in power and torque’.
Disclaimer: Though some of these manufacturers have options to buy online, their websites are shoddy and it’s hard to recommend these channels. I’ve added a link to Amazon wherever it is available. If you are a representative of any of these exhausts, contact us.
There’s a lot of exhaust options currently available for the Himalayan and I just picked out a few that I felt were interesting. Feel free to comment if I’ve missed out on a good one.
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