Royal Enfield is currently developing a new adventure motorcycle with a displacement of 450cc. This new motorcycle, expected to be called the ‘Himalayan 450,’ was reportedly discovered during a road test while wearing an extensive disguise. We know a lot about this impending ADV because of spy photos and information from a few previous stories.
The RE Himalayan 450 will include a round LED headlamp, a short visor, and a front beak-style fender. Although the fuel tank appears to be different, the new model appears to have a front subframe similar to the previous Himalayan. A split-seat configuration, USD front forks, a tall single-piece handlebar, and spherical rear-view mirrors are also included.
The motorcycle is expected to have a new instrument cluster, as well as the brand’s tripper navigation system. We can see in the spy photo that the instrument console has been mounted rather high, over the handlebars, and that it may be tilt-adjustable as well. The engine will also be liquid-cooled, according to the spy photo.
According to rumors, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan’s 450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine will produce roughly 40 PS of peak power and 40 Nm of maximum torque. RE’s new adventure bike will be more powerful than the BMW G310 GS and Yezdi Adventure and will compete directly with the KTM 390 Adventure, based on these data.
The RE Himalayan 450 will be built on the new ‘K1’ chassis. The motorcycle will use a trellis frame, which will be stiffer and stronger than the present Himalayan’s half-duplex split cradle structure. Wire-spoked wheels with tubeless tires are also planned on this next ADV.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Price
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is expected to make its debut in India at the 2023 Auto Expo in January of next year. It will be much more expensive than the existing RE Himalayan (Rs. 2.14 lakh to Rs. 2.22 lakh), but it will be less expensive than the KTM 390 Adventure (Rs. 3.28 lakh).