Black and gold Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 spotted in testing
The gearbox is likely to be a six-speed unit, further enhancing the bike's performance.
Royal Enfield, the world's oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production, is poised to make waves with the upcoming launch of the all-new Himalayan 450 adventure motorcycle in India. Recent developments have unveiled an undisguised model during testing, with distinctive gold accents that have ignited excitement among enthusiasts. The official launch date for the Himalayan 450 is set for November 7th, marking a highly anticipated debut.
A video featuring the undisguised Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been widely shared on YouTube, providing a close look at the motorcycle. This particular model, finished in a striking black and gold color scheme, was captured at a checkpoint. The unique gold accents adorn the rear and front spoked wheels, as well as the lower section of the fuel tank and the central portion beneath the driver's seat.
Notably, this motorcycle featured a standard white and black number plate, a departure from the red number plates typically used for test mules. Further investigation has revealed that the black color on the Himalayan 450 will be officially named "Hanle Black," adding an exciting dimension to the bike's aesthetics. The gold accents also extend to the Royal Enfield and Himalayan logos on the motorcycle.
The forthcoming Himalayan 450 represents a significant evolution from the existing model, introducing a host of enhancements. It will now boast an all-new steel trellis frame, promising improved structural integrity and performance. Up front, the bike will feature a USD fork suspension setup, while the rear will incorporate a monoshock suspension.
The visual upgrades continue with a redesigned round headlight that incorporates an LED setup for enhanced visibility. The indicator design has also received a fresh update. Additionally, the new adventure bike will be equipped with a single circular digital LCD display, providing essential information about the motorcycle. Bluetooth connectivity is likely to be offered as well, enhancing the rider's experience.
One of the most significant changes lies under the hood. Royal Enfield has equipped the Himalayan 450 with its first-ever liquid-cooled engine, a brand-new 450cc single-cylinder powerplant developed from the ground up. This innovative engine is expected to produce approximately 40 bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque, promising a thrilling riding experience.
A recent video shared by the company on its Instagram page showcased the Himalayan 450's capabilities as it completed its final test. The video documented the Royal Enfield CEO, B.Govindarajan, and the team embarking on a journey from the company's manufacturing plant in Oragadam, Chennai, covering over 5,000 km to reach Umling La Pass, the highest motorable pass in India, situated at an impressive elevation of 19,024 feet in Ladakh.
As the launch date approaches, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 promises to offer adventure enthusiasts an exciting and feature-packed motorcycle that combines the brand's rich heritage with modern innovations.