Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 Spotted Testing Ahead of India Launch; Shows Telescopic Forks, 17-inch Alloys

The Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450, based on the Himalayan 450 platform, looks production-ready in the clearest spy image yet. Find out the details here:

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 13, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450, the naked version of the new Himalayan bike, has made another appearance on the internet in a spy shot. This latest spy shot provides the clearest look yet at the upcoming Guerrilla 450 street motorcycle. While the exact launch date of the bike is yet to be revealed, we now have more information on the bike. Firstly, the teardrop-shaped fuel tank appears similar to the one found on the new Himalayan adventure bike. However, the seat on the Guerrilla 450 is a one-piece unit, whereas the new Himalayan gets a split-seat setup. What also differentiates the two is the front suspension – while the Himalayan gets upside-down forks, the Guerrilla 450 features regular telescopic forks with gaiters. Unlike the Himalayan's 21-inch front/17-inch rear wheels, the naked street bike gets 17-inch alloy wheels. The former is shod with tube-type tyres, whereas the latter seems to be wrapped in tubeless road-biased tyres, likely to be from CEAT. 

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The spy shot also reveals the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450's circular display. However, it remains to be seen whether it is the same full-colour TFT unit that is offered with the new Himalayan or the semi-digital unit like the one offered with the Shotgun 650. Other expected bits include a ride-by-wire throttle system, adjustable rear ABS (anti-lock braking system), ride modes, and Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation. 

Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450: Engine, Output

Given that the Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 is based on the Himalayan 450 platform, it is powered by a 452cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, called the Sherpa 450. The engine in the Himalayan churns out 40bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm. In Guerrilla 450, however, this engine is expected to be in a different state of tune and have a different final drive ratio. Transmission duties are likely to be taken care of by a 6-speed gearbox, complemented by a slip-and-assist clutch. 

Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450: Availability, Price

The upcoming Royal Enfield Guerilla 450 is expected to go on sale in India in the latter part of this year. Since it seems to be under-equipped compared to the Himalayan, the Guerrilla 450 is expected to range between Rs 2.40 lakh and Rs 2.50 lakh. The price of the Himalayan, on the other hand, starts at Rs 2.85 lakh and goes up to Rs 2.98 lakh. All mentioned prices are ex-showroom.

Also Read: Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India: Guerrilla 450, Classic 650, Hunter 450 and More

In terms of market competition, the Guerrilla 450 roadster will take on the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Honda CB300RTriumph Speed 400, and the KTM 390 Duke.


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