EICMA Live: New Royal Enfield Himalayan breaks cover – The Financial Express

Live from EICMA: Royal Enfield has taken the biggest automotive stage to unveil the all-new Himalayan for the global market. The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is the company’s first motorcycle to get a liquid-cooled engine and has been extensively developed and tested by the first Indian to ride the Dakar Rally, CS Santosh.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is a new motorcycle, built ground up and for the first time, features some premium components that make the motorcycle a capable off-roader. The company says that nothing has been carried forward from the older Himalayan 411 and the motorcycle has already donr the world’s highest pass as part of its testing.
Here are all the highlights from EICMA 2023 where Royal Enfield has unveiled the new Himalayan 452 to the world, along with an all-electric Himalayan that will soon go into production.
Royal Enfield says that the new Himalayan 452 has no parts carried over from the older 411, not even a bolt.
The bookings for the new Himalayan 452 bookings are open globally from today and the the motorcycle will be available from November 24th! Prices have not been revealed yet and expect RE to make the announcement soon.
Royal Enfield’s Chief Growth Officer takes the stage at EICMA to discuss RE’s electric plans and unveils an all-electric Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Royal Enfield will offer a host of accessories for the new Himalayan that include top boxes, various protection items, seats, bar raisers, and much more. Here’smore details.
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Mark Wells, the Chief of Design takes over the stage to explain the story behind the new Himalayan. RE has ride by wore for the first time, along with rider modes. The airbox has been moved under the tank that has helped move the fuel tank, giving it a better centre of gravity.

There were multiple teasers of the motorcycle being ridden through hard terrains, including a video of CS Santosh pushing the bike to its limits. Also, we have ridden the new Himalayan 452 in the Himalayas and the review will drop soon.
Royal Enfield is expected to announce the prices of the new Himalayan today. Can RE pull off the same magic as it did with the 650 twins? How much can the new Himalayan cost? Rs 3 lakh? Rs 4 lakh? Or more? Stay tuned for the pricing.
For those who are not aware, CS Santosh has multiple victories in off-road motorsports, claiming numerous championships in India and abroad. He was the first Indian to race at the Dakar Rally on a KTM factory-spec motorcycle, as a privateer on a Suzuki, and as part of the Hero rally team. He was also instrumental in testing the older Himalayan 411.

The older Himalayan 411, although it had long travel suspension, had numerous issues. With the new Himalayan 452, Royal Enfield does not want history to repeat itself and the motorcycle gets 43mm USD forks made by Showa with 200mm travel at the front and rear. The motorcycle has been tested extensively in the hands of CS Santosh.
The Indian government’s ban on certain international products, such as helmets, tyres, and other things include wireless spoke wheels, which are primarily manufactured by a select few companies. With the ban, Royal Enfield is not able to offer these spoke wheels here, however, the company is looking at ways to make them available in India in the near future.
The new Himalayan 452 will features a number of elements that are a first for Royal Enfield, including a TFT dash with navigation, adjustable seat height, tail lamp integrated with the rear indicators, and tubeless spoke wheels (for the international spec models) amongst others.
The new Himalayan 452 gets suspension from Showa, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, disc brakes at both ends, dual-channel ABS, and much more.

The 450cc single-cylinder engine on the new Himalayan, called the Sherpa 450, is the most powerful single-cylinder made by Royal Enfield. The engine makes 39bhp and 40Nm of torque with the help of a new 6-speed gearbox.
The new Himalayan 452 will compete with the KTM 390 Adventure, Yezdi Adventure, and the Triumph Scrambler 400X to an extent, however, amongst competition, the Himalayan is has the highest ground clearance, while the KTM 390 Adventure SW has the most-powerful engine.
For those who have just seen glimpses of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, this is the chance to know more. The Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer is set to unveil the most-sophisticated Royal Enfield to date, the Himalayan 452.







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