Royal Enfiled is expected to launch its all-new Himalayan 450 sometime in September 2023. The bike has been spotted yet again during one of its test runs, but this time fully undisguised. As you see in the spy images, the front fascia includes 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 has LED taillamps, rear-view mirrors, and a tail rack. The upcoming bike has been sighted on multiple occasions before, and according to a previous set of spy images, the test mule was seen with accessories. It featured hard case panniers, a top box, and a headlight grille.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Fully Digital Console is on the Cards
In early June 2023, we reported about the Himalayan 450 being spotted doing testing rounds in the country, revealing a new digital console. Based on those spy images, we apprised you that there will be 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.
We further told you that there is likely to be a digital tachometer placed towards the outer circumference of the console, while a gear position indicator and a speedometer are located in the centre. Plus, the fuel level bar will be positioned between the tachometer and the gear position indicator. Other details could be placed at the bottom of the screen.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Hardware
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: Powertrain
Unlike other single-cylinder Royal Enfield motorcycles in the stable, the Himalayan 450 will come powered by a 450cc, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 40bhp of maximum power and 45Nm of torque. The motor will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox that has a slipper and assist clutch.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Price, Rivals
We anticipate the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 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.