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Royal Enfield to Launch Himalayan 450cc – KTM 390 Adv Rival

Royal Enfield will stay ahead of the game by diversifying its portfolio with new products like the Himalayan 450cc.

Royal Enfield is working to launch an average of one new/updated product every quarter as part of its long-term strategy. The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is one of them, and it will go on sale in the first quarter of 2023. Despite the fact that the basic silhouette is similar to Himalayan 411, Himalayan 450 is built on a completely new platform.

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The styling and features of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450

Royal Enfield to Launch Himalayan 450cc – KTM 390 Adv Rival
Royal Enfield to Launch Himalayan 450cc – KTM 390 Adv Rival

Himalayan 450, codenamed K1, appears to be a high-end adventure bike. It has the potential to be a viable alternative to the KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G310GS, and other adventure bikes. Round headlamps and rear-view mirrors, as well as a raised front fender and matching frame construction, show that the Himalayan DNA has been preserved.

Another feature shared by both bikes is the use of spoke wheels with knobby tubeless tyres. The Himalayan 450 is expected to have a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, similar to the current Himalayan.

Himalayan 450, like Himalayan 411, offers users relaxed riding ergonomics. Features like centrally placed footpegs, a thick saddle, and a pulled-back, wide handlebar make it possible. Another feature that looks similar is the upswept exhaust with a metallic finish.

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The Himalayan 450 gets a compact windscreen, a trendier fuel tank design, and a single-piece seat to give it a distinct identity. A new digital instrument console could be installed. Much of the exoskeleton seen on Himalayan 411 is likely to be removed from the bike. The front and rear racks could be available as an option for users who require them.

Engine and specifications for the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450cc

Royal Enfield to Launch Himalayan 450cc – KTM 390 Adv Rival
Royal Enfield to Launch Himalayan 450cc – KTM 390 Adv Rival

A liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor with a maximum power output of 40 bhp will power the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. Himalayan 450, like other Adv bikes, will focus on delivering better performance in the low and mid-range. The torque for the Himalayan 450 has yet to be revealed.

The existing Himalayan is powered by a 411cc engine that produces 24.3 bhp and 32 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. The KTM 390 Adv, on the other hand, is powered by a 373cc engine that produces 43 bhp and 37 Nm. It’s mated to a 6-speed transmission. The BMW G310GS is powered by a 313cc engine that produces 34 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed transmission.

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The Himalayan 450 will have a trellis frame and will most likely be lighter than the Himalayan 411. It will have USD forks in the front, as opposed to the Himalayan 411’s traditional telescopic forks. Suspension travel and ground clearance in the front may be on the high side. The price of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is expected to be around Rs 2.7 lakh (ex-sh). It will be less expensive than both the KTM 390 Adventure (Rs 3.28 lakh) and the BMW G310GS (Rs 3 lakh).

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