Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 PATAT inside the factory » MotorOctane

Motorcycle company Royal Enfield has been on a roll with a steady launch of new products since last year. The brand plans to end this year with a bang as it plans to introduce the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, a bike that every adventurer is very excited about. While we’ll be riding the bike in the next few weeks and getting a first look and a detailed review, the much-anticipated Himalayan 450 has been revealed in new spy shots that appear to have come from the factory. So let’s discuss them and the Himalayan 450 and what we should look forward to.

In these spy shots, we can see that the new Himalayan 450 is still mostly design-wise inspired from the current generation Himalayan 411 with the design of the front beak, headlamp connecting the instrument cluster and the fuel tank. But the rest of the bike is new and looks very modern. LED headlights, new trellis frame, larger fuel tank and revised handlebars and footpegs will make this bike feel more useful. We also see some new bodywork here, a new windshield, better cycle parts and a new more premium shifter. We will also see a new digital instrument cluster with this bike. The bike continues to receive a rear rack as well.

On the mechanical side, we’ll see this bike with new suspension, the same 21-inch front/17-inch rear tire setup. These are wire spoked wheels with all terrain tires. The suspension will be better as the USD forks come and hopefully the suspension travel has increased to take more off-road abuse. The engine on the Himalayan 450 is new and a first for Royal Enfield – a liquid-cooled 450cc single-cylinder engine that should produce 35bhp to 40bhp. It will be mated to a six-speed gearbox and we think there could be a slipper and assist clutch as well.

In terms of features, we expect this Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 to have connected technology and more exciting features than before. Better placed charging ports, plugin playback ports for auxiliary lights and other accessories. We are sure that the Royal Enfield 450 will have a large number of accessories in store with luggage options, skid plates, toe guards and more. Royal Enfield will also offer new color options with the Himalayan 450 as well. There will still be an option to switch the rear ABS to go off-road and maybe traction control too.

Himalayan 450 will be launched in the first week of November, especially on November 1st. It will be priced around 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will compete with BMW 310 GS and KTM 390 ADV.

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