LEAKED: Here Are The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450's Power Figures – TopSpeed

The new Himalayan will employ a 452cc, liquid-cooled engine to produce considerably more power than the 411
Ever since the Himalayan 450’s first spy shots came to light, the most anticipated aspect has been the motorcycle’s new liquid-cooled engine. And there’s been little comment on the matter from Royal Enfield. All we’ve had is rumors from around the world–be it about its power or capacity. Now, however, we finally have some concrete information, straight from the horse’s mouth via leaked RE documents in India.
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Diving right in, the leaked documents reveal the new adventure bike will go by the name ‘Himalayan 452’. The numeric suffix is thanks to the motorcycle’s engine capacity of 451.65 cubic centimeters–40 more than the current model. Although not a massive increment, the liquid-cooled nature helps the new mill churn out 39.5 horsepower, a whopping 16 horsepower more than the 411. More importantly, the output makes the Himalayan 452 more powerful than the BMW G 310 GS and Honda CRF300L Rally, while being in the ballpark of the 40-HP Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and the 43-HP KTM 390 Adventure.
You should also know the peak power of the 452 comes in at 8,000 RPM, instead of the 411’s 6,500 RPM. So we expect the new RE to boast a better top speed, along with a higher cruising speed. Same goes for acceleration, as the torque must be in the 30-pound-feet range too (the current model has 23).

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Power And Torque

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
451.65cc liquid-cooled
39.5 horsepower (at 8,000 RPM)
30 pound-feet (expected)
Power aside, the document also reveals the Himalayan 450’s size. Its width measures 33.5 inches, length is 88.38 inches, and height is 51.81 inches. While the first two make the Himalayan longer and wider than its current self, the latter is a few inches less to hint at a lower saddle height. The 411 has a 31.4-inch saddle height, for reference.
The width and length have also bumped the bike’s weight and wheelbase. The 452’s gross vehicle weight is listed as 868 pounds, which, after some calculation, suggests a net curb weight of around 460 pounds–a near-20-pound increase over the current bike. Meanwhile, the wheelbase measures 1,510 mm (59.4 inches). It’s not only 1.77 inches up from the 411, but also 3.15 inches more than the 390 Adventure. A long wheelbase should make it easier to ride in slush and ice, even though it might take away some flickability.
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Find all the above promising? Then, you’d be happy to know Royal Enfield will reveal the Himalayan at the end of October 2023. Once out, an official international display should take place at the 2023 EICMA, followed by an American launch for MY24. Expect a price increment over the $5,499 MSRP of the 411.
On a scale of 1-10, how impressed are you with the 452’s output? Tell us in the comments.

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