Royal Enfield‘s adventure tourer, the Himalayan, has garnered global recognition since its initial release in 2015. Now, the company has introduced the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, featuring a new engine, updated aesthetics, and enhanced features.
The original Himalayan made a significant impact on the Indian market, establishing itself as one of the premier adventure tourer bikes. Its popularity extends to Nepal, and the introduction of the new Himalayan 450 is expected to attract even more attention due to its enhanced features, design, and off-road capabilities.
Let us see what the bike offers in terms of specs.
Specifications of Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
|825mm (Standard seat adjustable to 845mm)
805MM(Low seat adjustable to 825mm)
|Fuel tank capacity
|Liquid Cooled, Single Cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves
|Bore x Stroke
|84mm x 81.5mm
|29.44 kW @ 8,000 rpm
|40 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
|Wet multi-plate, Slip and Assist
|Steel, Twin Spar Tubular Frame
|Front: Upside-down fork, 43mm
Rear: Linkage type mono-shock
|Front: Hydraulic Disc brake, 320mm Ventilated disc, Double Piston Caliper
Rear: Hydraulic Disc brake, 270mm Ventilated disc, Single Piston Caliper
|Dual Channel ABS, Switchable
Rear: 140/80 R 17″
|4-inch round TFT display
|Hanle Black | Kamet White | Slate Himalayan Salt | Slate Poppy Blue | Kaza Brown
Design and Build
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has a new and updated look. It carries the same design language as the older Himalayan with a sleeker and more aggressive design. The older Himalayan is boxy in places whereas the new one is muscular and can be seen more refined.
The front fender is pointed like the beak of a bird and the mudguard is placed just above the front tyres. The headlights are round and LED which has enough light projection. The front suspension has a cover to protect from stones and chips during off-road rides.
From the side, the Himalayan 450 still looks raw with some parts of the frame exposed. The exhaust pipe and the engine have their own separate protection. The exhaust is now slimmer and shorter in comparison to the older Himalayan. The seat height is adjustable and comfortable. The pillion is on a bit of height along with a metal grab handle.
The rear of the is simple with Integrated Turn and Tail lamps which are all LED. The muscular tank is sleeker and comfortable near the leg and bigger on the top.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has a new 4-inch TFT display called the tripper dash which has phone connectivity, full map navigation which is powered by Google Maps and other media controls like music and calls.
The display also shows normal information like speed, RPM, temperature, distance travelled, fuel meter, gear and time. The display also has two modes one digital for a modern look and an analogue mode for a more retro feel and vibe. The display has day and night modes for easier and safer vision on the road.
The handlebar is also lifted a bit and has button styling similar to the J-series bikes. The handlebar also has a mode button for selecting different modes and a toggle switch on the left hand near the horn button which helps to control the TFT display.
As for the build, the Royal Enfield Himalayan has a steel-built Twin Spar Tubular Frame which is better for off-road and adventure rides.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has the new Sherpa 452cc liquid-cooled engine. The new engine does not lack power and throttles pretty smoothly. Its single-cylinder setup with four valves delivers a maximum power of 29.44 kW at 8,000 rpm and a torque of 40 Nm at 5,500 rpm. It is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and a wet multi-plate, slip and assist clutch that helps gear changes while reducing strain on the engine. The new engine is the most advanced engine from Royal Enfield and is more reliable than the previous ones.
Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 comes equipped with robust suspension, brakes, and tires, making it ready for adventure. Its front suspension features an upside-down fork of 43mm while the rear is a linkage-type mono-shock which is adjustable.
The braking system includes a hydraulic disc brake at the front, sized at 320mm with a double-piston calliper, and a 270mm ventilated disc at the rear with a single-piston calliper. It offers a dual-channel ABS that can be toggled on or off as needed. The front and rear tyre sizes are 90/90-21″ and 140/80 R 17″ respectively.
The features of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 are;
- 452cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine
- Sherpa 450 engine
- 29.44 kW of power at 8,000 rpm
- 40 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm
- Steel twin-spar tubular frame
- Twin-sided swingarm
- 200mm of travel at each end
- 320mm front disc brake
- 270mm rear disc brake
- Dual-channel ABS
- 21-inch front wheel
- 17-inch rear wheel
- 4-inch TFT instrument cluster
- Smartphone connectivity
- Google Maps navigation
- Switchable ABS
- Ride-by-wire throttle
- 3 riding modes
- 17-liter fuel tank
- 230mm of ground clearance
- Seat height is adjustable
- LED headlight
- Slip and assist clutch
The Roal Enfield Himalayan 450 is available in five colour options; Hanle Black, Kamet White, Slate Himalayan Salt, Slate Poppy Blue and Kaza Brown.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is expected to cost around Rs 950,000 in Nepal when it is launched.