The next Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been spotted testing for the first time
A test mule of Royal Enfield’s forthcoming 450cc adventure bike has been spotted for the first time undergoing trials on public roads. The new Himalayan 450 is based on an all-new platform, featuring a new liquid-cooled 450cc single-cylinder engine that will produce around 40bhp. The latest spy shots reveal big inverted forks with what we estimate to be at least 200mm of travel, and will be fitted with a 21-inch front wheel, 17-inch rear wheel combination and come with a new style to differentiate it from the current Himalaya 411.
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The new Himalayan 450 also has distinctive design changes compared to the current Himalayan 411. The face looks sleeker and cleaner, although the round headlight is retained. There’s a short windshield, split seats, upswept side exhaust and wire wheels. There’s also that signature “beak” up front, complete with a half front fender. There’s only one spy photo available right now as Royal Enfield looks to ramp up testing of the upcoming Himalayan 450 on public roads, but we expect to see more looks at the next ADV pop up from time to time. time.
The new Himalayan 450 will obviously be a more capable bike than the current Himalayan 411, but it looks like the launch is still a long way off. Prices are expected to range between ₹2.7-3 lakh when the new bike is launched, in the first half of 2023. Once launched, the new Himalayan 450 will tackle adventure touring bikes like the KTM 390 Adventure and the BMW G 310 GS.
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At this time it is unclear whether the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will replace the current Himalayan 411 or exist alongside Royal Enfield’s product portfolio. Conventional logic says that the new Himalayan 450 will be a new, more modern and capable replacement for the current Himalayan 411. What could be kept, at least for a few more years, is the recently launched Royal Enfield Himalayan Scram 411, which will feature a more accessible and affordable model in the Himalayan family.
(Source of spy shot: Powerdrift)