The highly anticipated Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has once again been spotted during road tests. New spy images reveal two prototypes of the upcoming Himalayan 450 without any camouflage. It is anticipated that the new Himalayan will be unveiled globally by Royal Enfield at the 2023 EICMA (International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition) in November. The all-new Himalayan 450, which is expected to succeed the smaller capacity Himalayan 411, is likely to be lighter and possess significant off-road capabilities. Its estimated ex-showroom price would be around Rs 2.80 lakh. While the latest version has been seen testing on the roads several times, the new spy shots reveal some fresh details about its design, indicating that it is much closer to a production-spec model.
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The Himalayan 450 will have a higher displacement version of the Himalayan ADV. To a certain extent, the new 450 resembles the existing Himalayan in terms of design. The RE Himalayan 450 has a contemporary design with a sleeker profile, new grab rails, a tall visor, steel tubes, a beak-style front fender, Jerry Can Holders at the front, and a small luggage rack at the rear. It gets USD front forks, a mono-shock, a front disc brake, and spoked wheels at both ends. The size of the wheels seems to be 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the back.
The new model will likely retain retro-styled round headlamps and rear-view mirrors but will have an all-new digital LCD instrument cluster. Additionally, the Himalayan 450 will feature a compact windshield, a wider handlebar, split seats, and LED taillamps, among other design elements.
Mechanically, the Himalayan 450 could be powered by a modern 450cc single-cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine – a departure from the existing air-cooled or oil-cooled engine – which is likely to produce 40bhp and 45Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The fuel tank is expected to have a minimum capacity of 15 litres.
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Other notable features of the bike include a slip-and-assist clutch, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-channel ABS, and more. Expected to be launched in India in the near future, the Himalayan 450 will go up against the likes of the KTM 390 Adventure and Yezdi Adventure.
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