The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has finally made its spy images debut and even this single photograph of the motorcycle gives away a lot of details. Regular readers would have already seen our exclusive video about this motorcycle where we reported several details about its engine, styling, and hardware. This time, we compile all the information about the motorcycle and tell you everything that we know about the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450.
The styling cues, as seen in the new spy image, and the exclusive presented by Bikewale, include a beak-style front fender, a round headlight, a short windscreen, split-style seats, a side-slung exhaust, and wire-spoke wheels. Our sources tell us that Royal Enfield already has tubeless tyre-compatible spoke wheels for the Himalayan 450. That, however, will be introduced on different variants of the Himalayan 450.
The feature list on the upcoming Himalayan 450 will be slightly more premium than the current Himalayan. The headlight, for example, will be an LED unit. The instrument cluster will be different too, and we expect to see a Bluetooth-enabled digital unit on the Himalayan 450. The safety net will include a switchable dual-channel ABS.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will use a liquid-cooled engine instead of an oil-cooled motor on the existing model. The updated setup will help the adventure tourer deliver a considerably higher power output than the existing Himalayan. Our sources tell us that the single-cylinder engine is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 45bhp. However, Royal Enfield has tuned the motor to deliver 40bhp of power. The company, as suggested by our sources, is focusing more on getting strong low and mid-range.
Similar to the existing Himalayan, this upcoming adventure tourer will ride on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. The hardware on the motorcycle will comprise a trellis frame. The suspension tasks will be handled by upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. In comparison, the current Royal Enfield Himalayan uses conventional telescopic front forks. Further, the braking setup will include disc brakes on both wheels.
Expected Launch and Price
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is expected to arrive in the Indian market next year. We may see the motorcycle at the 2023 Auto Expo in Delhi that is scheduled in January next year. Considering all the hardware upgrades, the Himalayan 450 should carry a price premium over the existing Himalayan. Still, it will most likely be more affordable than its direct rival, the KTM 390 Adventure and we expect this new adventure tourer from Royal Enfield to arrive near the Rs 2.7 lakh (ex-showroom) price tag.