There isn’t much left now upon the arrival of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. After the official announcement released by the company regarding the arrival of this new model (and the photos and spy video), having seen the bike in action with CS Santosh, one of the strongest Indian enduro riders, and the first images that allow us to see la nuova Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 without any kind of camouflage here’s what time the first technical details arrive from India.
According to what was reported by Indian colleagues, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be powered by a 451.7 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, with 4 valves and double overhead camshaft (DOHC) distribution. There maximum power should be 39.48 HP at 8,000 rpm. As for the dimensions, at the moment we only know 852 mm in width and 1,510 mm in wheelbase.
Looking at the spy photos, we then notice other features. On a cycling level the Frame is a sturdy steel structure which are combined with an upside-down fork and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock. The brakes are disc brakes at both the front and rear and are both monitored by ABS, while the headlights have Full-LED lights, including direction indicators. The instrumentation offers a large display, located behind the large windscreen and the exhaust system features a large terminal positioned at the bottom. The seat also changes, with a more spacious and hollowed-out saddle on two levels. The rims remain spoked, with the front measuring 21″ and the rear measuring 18″.
The aesthetics appear improved and more refined and seems inspired by some premium motorcycles, including the Triumph Tiger and the BMW R 1250 GS, while maintaining the RE DNA in the lines. We notice a raised front beak, a compact windshield, a new radiator and a new engine guard. Then there are the rally-style footrests to offer maximum grip even when used off-road. The fuel tank looks bigger than it does now, so we think it will be able to hold more than the current 15 litres.