Royal Enfield is all set to launch the new generation Bullet 350 in the country next month. Following this, the famed bike manufacturer will be bringing the much-awaited Himalayan 450 to our domestic market on November 1. There is no doubt that the Royal Enfield Himalayan is regarded as one of the best-selling motorcycles from the firm. For quite some time, the Himalayan 450, the most recent version of this adventure motorcycle, has been stirring a lot of anticipation among biking enthusiasts. Now with the development of the upcoming inaugural offering in the company's newly introduced 450cc series, some spy photos of an entirely undisguised Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 have surfaced online, revealing all the finer details regarding the bike.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Key Details
The new Himalayan 450 keeps the traditional towering stance of an ADV. A similar LED headlight to the Super Meteor's will be installed on the new motorcycle by Royal Enfield. The two-wheeler company has chosen to base the new headlamp on the new chassis since the new Himalayan 450 will be a hardcore and purposeful ADV. The new product has an external front frame like the one present Himalayan, but it has been modified to mount baggage or any other type of luggage.
The gasoline tank has also undergone remodeling and appears to be larger than the present model, but we won't know its capacity until Royal Enfield releases the precise specifications. New switch buttons and flatter, broader handlebars have been added to the bike. A new two-piece split seat on the motorcycle looks to be more comfortable and better padded, specifically for extended travels.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Mechanical Specs
Speaking of the motorcycle's key selling point, the brand-new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is the only RE to ever have a liquid-cooled engine. The 450cc single-cylinder engine was built from the ground up by the bike manufacturer. The new unit is expected to have a maximum power output of roughly 40bhp and a peak torque output of about 45Nm. The transmission duties will most likely be looked after by a six-speed gearbox. Currently, the Himalayan has a 411cc air-cooled engine that produces 24.3bhp of peak power and 32Nm of maximum torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Hardware
The Himalayan 450 will have a mono-shock at the back and upside-down front forks, according to the leaked pictures. It is anticipated that the Himalayan's 300mm front disc brake and 240mm rear disc brake will remain in place. Additionally, the switchable dual-channel ABS will still be available in the new ADV, but it will only be in single-channel mode when the rear-wheel ABS is disabled. The braking system will be set up on 17-inch and 21-inch spoke wheels with off-road-capable tyres on the back. Further, traction control will also likely be present in the next-generation Himalayan.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Competitors
The price of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be officially disclosed in November. It is anticipated to cost roughly Rs 2.5-2.6 lakh (ex-showroom) on the pricing front. When it is introduced in the country, the new Himalayan 450 will go up against the likes of the upcoming Triumph Scrambler 400X, the KTM 390 Adventure X, as well as the BMW G310 GS.