Before its official launch, Royal Enfield has revealed the specifications of it’s upcoming new Himalayan bike. This will be the first Royal Enfield bike to feature riding modes.
RE Himalayan 450: What you need to know!
The new Adventure bike, Himalayan marks the introduction of a modern, liquid-cooled engine known as “Sherpa 450.” This 451.65cc engine delivers 39.45 BHP at 8,000 RPM and 40 NM of torque at 5,500 RPM making it the most torque-rich single-cylinder engine in India. This engine is paired to a 6 Speed Gearbox featuring a slip-and-assist clutch.
This engine is fitted in an entirely new twin-spar frame, complemented by an open-cartridge USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock, both sourced from Showa. With 200 MM of wheel travel at both the front and rear end, and an impressive ground clearance of 230 MM, the Himalayan is well-prepared for various terrains. It rides on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoke rims, equipped with CEAT tubed tires, sized at 90/90-21 in the front and 140/80-R17 at the rear.
The Himalayan offers adjustable seat heights, ranging from 825 – 845 MM with the standard seat, and dropping to 805 – 825 MM with the lower seat option. With ts 17 L fuel tank, the Himalayan weights at 198 KG, which is notably heavier compared to competitors like the KTM 390 Adventure SW (177 KG) and the BMW G 310 GS (175 KG).
The Himalayan features braking components provided by ByBre, including a single 320 MM disc at the front and a 270 MM disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard, and it offers the option to be disabled at the rear. In terms of color choices, the Himalayan provides five options, spread across its three variants. The base variant only offers the Kaza Brown color. The mid-tier Pass variant is available in Slate Himalayan Slate or Slate Poppy Blue. The top-of-the-line Summit variant comes in either Kamet White or Hanle Black.
Notably, the Himalayan introduces Royal Enfield’s first color TFT instrument cluster, which can be linked to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It’s also the first Royal Enfield model to feature three riding modes: Eco, Performance (with rear ABS on), and Performance (with rear ABS off). The bike comes equipped with all-LED lighting as standard, and the taillight is integrated into the rear indicators, like the premium BMW and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The pricing for the new Himalayan will be unveiled on November 7, and till then all we can go do is wait for the launch, and our detailed breakdown of the bike on launch day.