SPOTTED: Upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Caught Testing In India, Launching Soon?

Royal Enfield once again caught testing the upcoming Himalayan 450 in India.

  • to feature a revised fuel tank, subframe and front beak.

  • powered by a new single-cylinder engine that makes 40hp and 40Nm. 

The Indian motorcycle company plans to unveil a host of new motorcycles, one of which is the Himalayan 450.

Carrying the same design language as the current Himalayan, reports in India suggest that the new motorcycle will received much needed upgrades in terms of technology and performance.

Design wise, the Himalayan 450 will maintain its retro-inspired design but with some minor tweaks at the front beak.

The tail section also looks sleek and attached to a new rear carrier.

Other minor upgrades include a new split saddle, redesigned subframe and fuel tank. Nevertheless, the riding ergonomics likely to remain the same.

Also, the Himalayan 450 will get a new trellis frame that helps to increase rigidity hence improving the stability especially during off-road.

Other notable updates include:

  • new upside-down front forks.
  • dual-rear shock absorbers.
  • wire-spoked wheels – 21″ front and 17″ rear.
  • LED turn inidcators
  • semi digital instrument display
  • dual-channel ABS

Mechanically, the Himalayan 450 makes 40hp and 40Nm thanks to a new 450cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Power is then delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission with final chain drive.

(Source: GaadiWaadi)

A passionate football fan and anything two-wheels. He likes to commute on his 150cc scooter on a daily basis and occasionally takes a long trip with his 750cc machine just to "tapau" his favourite "roti canai". With a journalism background, he likes to write as much as he rides.

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