Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 debuts, Priced at Rs 2.69 Lakh

Royal Enfield, the iconic Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer, has set the stage ablaze with the launch of the next-generation Himalayan 450 in the domestic market. Unveiled at the 2023 EICMA show and showcased at the MotorVerse 2023, formerly known as Rider Mania, the new Himalayan 450 marks a significant leap forward for the brand, replacing the stalwart Himalayan 411 that has served riders faithfully for over seven years.

Key Features and Design

The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is a radical departure from its predecessor, boasting a 450 cc liquid-cooled engine, a first for the manufacturer. The new model is longer, wider, and features an extended wheelbase, offering improved stability and control. Available in two seating options, this dual-purpose adventure tourer stands out with a 17-liter fuel tank, a 2-liter increase from the previous model.

 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
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Powertrain and Performance

Under the hood, the Himalayan 450 is powered by a new 451.65 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC fuel-injected four-valve engine, delivering a robust 40.02 PS of power and 40 Nm of peak torque – the torquiest single produced in India. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, with a standard slipper and assist clutch for smooth gear shifts. This powertrain ensures that the Himalayan 450 is not only capable off-road but also provides a comfortable touring experience.

 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
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Variants and Pricing

The Himalayan 450 is available in five captivating colors, namely Kaza Brown, Slate Himalayan Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, Hanle Black, and Kamet White. The ex-showroom prices range from Rs. 2.69 lakh for the base variant (Kaza Brown) to Rs. 2.84 lakh for the top variant (Hanle Black). A special introductory price is offered for Indian consumers until December 31, 2023.

 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
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Design Continuity and Evolution

Despite the radical changes, the Himalayan 450 maintains a familiar design ethos, featuring metal braces around the fuel tank and a distinctive floating front beak. The motorcycle rolls on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels, wrapped in Ceat tubed rubber, with the promise of cross-spoked wheels as a future option.

 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
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Advanced Features and Technology

The Himalayan 450 doesn’t just excel in performance; it comes equipped with advanced features. A circular TFT instrument cluster with turn-by-turn Google Maps replication, all-LED lighting, and a dedicated M mode with Eco and Performance modes are standout offerings. The inclusion of a five-way joystick for easy function selection, a USD charging port, a tall windscreen, split seats, a luggage rack, and sturdy footpegs further enhance the overall riding experience.

With the introduction of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, the company has elevated its adventure touring lineup to new heights. Boasting a potent engine, advanced features, and a design that blends continuity with evolution, the Himalayan 450 is poised to capture the hearts of riders seeking a versatile and capable motorcycle. As deliveries commence soon, enthusiasts can look forward to exploring uncharted territories with this formidable machine that seamlessly combines off-road prowess with on-road comfort.

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