Upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 450 – What We Know So Far

Royal Enfield Scram 450
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Royal Enfield Hunter 450 is expected to go on sale next year in India; will be powered by a new 450 cc liquid-cooled engine

Royal Enfield is currently working on a slew of new 450 cc and 650 cc motorcycles and some of them have already been caught testing in India and abroad. A dual-purpose adventure tourer will likely become the first 450 cc motorcycle to arrive later this year and it could be dubbed the Himalayan 450. It is expected to be followed by a scrambler in 2024.

The Royal Enfield Hunter 450 has been spotted testing multiple times giving us an early preview of what is in store. The retro-modern design comprises a circular LED headlamp while the sharp turn indicators and horizontal tail lamp also have LED illumination. It will become the sportiest looking Royal Enfield upon arrival mostly next year in India.

The scrambler appeal is characterised by a wide rear tyre with block pattern rubber that should aid in tarmac and riding off the beaten path. It appears to have a tall seat height and a slight curvature in the rider’s seating area for better comfort. The wide handlebar setup and slightly rearward set footpegs should ensure a relatively aggressive rider’s triangle.

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The Royal Enfield Scram 450 will share underpinnings with the Himalayan 450 but it might feature a more conventional telescopic front fork setup. The final production model will be equipped with a monoshock rear suspension as in its adv sibling as it was spotted previously.

Other highlights are chromed rearview mirrors, a modern digital instrument cluster probably similar to the floating fully-digital unit found in the Himalayan 450, a side-mounted exhaust system, 17-inch black alloy wheels on both sides, front and rear disc brakes assisted by a dual-channel ABS system.

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It will derive power from a new 450 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The powertrain will reportedly develop around 40 bhp and 40 Nm of peak torque and it will be linked with a six-speed transmission assisted by a slipper clutch. The Scram 450 could be positioned below the Himalayan 450, which is more premium with bigger wheels, adjustable long travel suspension and other new features.