- Available in five different paint schemes
- Powered by a 450cc liquid-cooled engine
- Features LED illumination, TFT, and more
Royal Enfield has launched the new Himalayan 450 in India at Rs. 2.69 lakh for the Base variant. The Slate model is offered at Rs 2.74 lakh whereas the Summit variant costs Rs 2.79 lakh. On the other hand, the top-spec Hanle Black variant is priced at Rs 2.84 lakh. (all prices are introductory, ex-showroom)
This is the most modern offering from the Chennai-based bikemaker in terms of design, hardware, and more. There are five different paint schemes cumulatively – Kaza Brown, Slate Himalayan 450 Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, Hanle Black and Kamet White. It rivals the KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G 310 GS, and the Yezdi Adventure in the country
The new Himalayan 450 sports a rugged, tall, and purposeful build, similar to its predecessor. The round headlight, wide fuel tank, windscreen, and upright rider triangle are some of the cues of the new ADV, highlighting its proportions. It gets all LED illumination all over with integrated turn signals and taillight.
Powering the new Himalayan 450 is a 450cc liquid-cooled engine that makes 40bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm at 5,500rpm. It is linked to a six-speed gearbox. Royal Enfield has equipped the latest Himalayan 450 with features including Ride-by-Wire, a TFT screen with smartphone connectivity for navigation and media controls, ride modes (eco and performance, and switchable ABS.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 rides on new WP front forks and an off-set monoshock. Its brakes include a front and rear disc with dual-channel ABS. These are linked to 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod to tubed tyres. However, Royal Enfield is also working on cross-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres. But that could take time before being officially launched in India.