Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will likely go on sale later this year and it will come with a host of features first for the brand
Royal Enfield is expected to launch the Himalayan 450 this festive season and is one of the highly anticipated motorcycles of the year. Likely to cost around Rs. 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom), it could undercut its rivals and will be equipped with features such as slipper clutch, front and rear disc brakes assisted a dual-channel ABS system, Tripper Navigation system, etc.
It will be positioned above the Himalayan 411 and will become the first 450 cc modern offering from Royal Enfield with a brand new engine as a slew of other 450 cc models is under development. It will be an evolved version of the existing Himalayan in terms of design and will have brand new body panels. The adv will come with a host of new bits including some features that are first for the brand and here we have talked about them:
1. All-New Digital Cluster:
The upcoming adv holds plenty of importance for the Chennai-based manufacturer as it will take on KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G310 GS. It will boast an all-digital instrument cluster as the round display is positioned neatly behind the windshield and it appears to be angled towards the rider giving necessary info like rev counter and speed indicator.
2. Liquid Cooled Engine:
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will derive power from a new 450 cc single-cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine. It is said to produce a maximum power output of 40 bhp and around 35 Nm of peak torque, and it will be hooked with a six-speed transmission.
3. New Platform:
The dual-purpose adventure tourer appears to be based on a new platform, which is expected to be lighter than the one found in the existing Himalayan 411 and it could improve overall agility and handling characteristics.
4. All LED Lighting:
From the spy images, it is clear that the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be equipped with an LED headlamp, an LED tail lamp and sharp-looking LED turn indicators.
5. USD Front Forks:
The Himalayan 450 will mark the first time upside-down front forks will be available on a Royal Enfield other than the flagship 650 cc range. The long travel suspension system will also comprise an off-set rear monoshock suspension with pre-load adjustability.