A more off road-focused Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 ‘Rally’ is supposedly in the pipelines, rumoured to pack an improved powertrain, transmission and on board electronics.
Spyshot surfaces showing a new and supposedly premium ‘Rally’ version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450.
Evidently clear are the off road-focused features traits like its raised front end plus front beak design.
Rumours indicate the enhanced powertrain will feature liquid-cooling that promises increased power and performance.
Other rumoured additions include a host of electronics that include selectable ride modes, traction control and switchable ABS.
Indian motorcycle maker Royal Enfield is on a roll with its Himalayan 450 dual-sport. Whilst we’re still drooling over said model’s recently launched 411 Scram offshoot, credible sources are reporting that a more off road-focused Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 ‘Rally’ is in the pipelines.
Fuelling this is a recent spyshot that surfaced via Indian two wheels portal Motorbeam. It shows a fully camouflaged Himalayan test and development unit being put through its paces out in the open. Despite efforts to cover it up, there’s still plenty to note form said test mule.
Highlights include a raised front end with a beak, followed by the adoption of what appears to be 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels shod in knobbly off-road rubber. Other key giveaways of its intended use off-road include a new upswept exhaust pipe and its increased ground clearance as well.
Under the skin, this purported Royal Enfield Himalayan ‘Rally’ will sport a freshly engineered 450cc single-cylinder engine that will reportedly deliver around 40HP, and rumours suggests that this power bump is likely the result of the adoption of liquid-cooling too, but this remains unconfirmed for now.
Rumours also indicate that the enhanced powerplant will be paired with a new six-speed transmission, as well as electronics to enable two selectable ride modes, three-level traction control, as well as a switchable ABS suite. Again, these remain unconfirmed rumours for now.
What remains unclear too is if this upcoming ‘Rally’ version of the Royal Enfield Himalayan will be offered as a series production offering or a limited-run special. More details are expected closer to the bike’s launch where rumours indicate it will likely be offered as a 2023 model year offering.