The Indian market is gearing up for the arrival of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 in the second half of 2023. The upcoming Himalayan 450 is most likely to be the Chennai-based auto manufacturer's first new two-wheeler, out of several much-anticipated bikes slated to be revealed in all its glory in the coming months. Besides, the test mules of the soon-to-be-launched motorcycles, including the Shotgun 650 and the fully-faired Continental GT 650, have also been spotted testing on multiple occasions. One of which is the much-awaited Himalayan 450 – which has been spied on once again, this time with optional touring accessories. The motorcycle was spotted without a disguise, hinting that it could be close to production.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: What These Latest Spy Images Tell Us?
As you see in the spy images, the test mule of the Himalayan 450 featured a top box, a headlight grille, and hard case panniers on either side for protection against theft and extreme weather conditions. The side panniers and a top box are offered by the bikemaker as part of its official GMA (Genuine Motorcycle Accessory) catalogue. A previous set of spy shots of the Himalayan 450 revealed a circular LED headlight, a tall visor above the headlight, a massive fuel tank, a wide handlebar, a compact windshield, new grab rails, and split seats. The rear sported LED taillamps, rear-view mirrors, and a tail rack.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Features
The upcoming model from the stable of Royal Enfield will come with a single-pod instrument console, rather than a multi-pod semi-analogue display. The single-pod console will allow you to keep a tab on the tachometer, speedometer, trip meter, fuel level readout, gear position indicator, etc. Other bits will include all-LED lighting, a USB charging port, or Bluetooth connectivity.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Hardware & Mechanical Details
The Himalayan 450 will come powered by a 450cc, liquid-cooled engine that is likely to churn out 40bhp of maximum power and 45Nm of torque. The motor will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox, accompanied by a slipper and assist clutch.
The suspension setup of the Himalayan 450 will comprise long-travel upside-down front forks and an offset mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties will be carried out by a single front and rear disc, supported by a dual-channel ABS system. The discs will be mounted on spoked wheels shod with block pattern tyres, and the size of the wheels seems to be 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the back.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Expected Price
Expect the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 to be priced between Rs 2.50 lakh and 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.