The upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been spotted once again doing testing rounds in the country. The test mule was spied on completely without disguise, suggesting that it could be close to production. The motorcycle has been sighted on multiple occasions already, the latest spy images reveal some fresh details. The Himalayan 450 from the house of Royal Enfield was seen with a single pod instrument console. This means that the upcoming bike will likely ditch a multi-pod semi-analogue design as available with the existing Himalayan 411. Besides, the digital instrument cluster will get a new layout within.
Based on the spy shots, there is a digital tachometer placed towards the outer circumference of the console, while the bike features a gear position indicator and a speedometer in the centre. Plus, the fuel level bar will likely be located between the tachometer and the gear position indicator. Other details could be placed at the bottom of the screen.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Powertrain
Unlike other single-cylinder Royal Enfield motorcycles in the stable, the Himalayan 450 is expected to be powered by a 450cc, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 40bhp of maximum power and 45Nm of torque. And, the motor will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox that has a slipper and assist clutch.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Design, Features
The upcoming model will have a contemporary design with a sleeker profile, in comparison to its predecessor. Further, it will get a tall visor above the headlight, circular headlights, split seats, new grab rails, a wide handlebar, a compact windshield, LED taillamps, and rear-view mirrors. The optional tripper navigation and a tail rack are also likely on the cards.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Suspension, Braking
Other notable speculations include new switchgear, a sump guard, and a brake fluid reservoir. The suspension setup will include upside-down front forks and an offset mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties will be taken care of by a single front and rear disc, supported by a dual-channel ABS system. The discs will be mounted on spoked wheels at both ends, and the size of the wheels seems to be 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the back.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Price, Competition
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is anticipated to be priced at around Rs 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom). In terms of market rivalry, the new Himalayan 450 will lock horns with the KTM 390 Adventure, the BMW G 310 GS, and the Yezdi Adventure.