Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 makes global debut at EICMA 2023 – The Financial Express

After unveiling it in its full glory in India, Royal Enfield has showcased the all-new Himalayan 450 in front of global audiences. The Chennai-based bikemaker has displayed the latest iteration of the adventure tourer at EICMA 2023 in Milan, Italy. Other than specs, majority of the specs and features of the new Himalayan are already out.
With this unveil, Royal Enfield also announced commencement of pre-bookings for the new Himalayan 450 from today for international markets. According to Royal Enfield CEO– B. Govindarajan, the new Himalayan will be available in European markets by early spring 2024, i.e. by March end.
In another important development, Royal Enfield has confirmed that the new Himalayan 450 will be available for sale in India from November 24 onwards. This suggests that prices for the new Himalayan will be announced at the upcoming Royal Enfield Motoverse 2023 (formerly known as Rider Mania). The annual motorcycle festival will be organised by Royal Enfield in Goa between 24 and 26 November this year.
Watch Video: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 unveiling at EICMA 2023
Expect prices for the new Himalayan 450 to start around Rs 2.50-2.60 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be offered in three trims namely— three variants namely– Base, Pass, and Summit. The base trim is available in a single Kaza Brown shade, while the mid-spec Pass variant comes in Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Poppy Blue colours. The top-spec Summit trim is available in two shades— Hanle Black and Kamet White.
The biggest talking point of the new Himalayan 450 is its new heart. Powering the latest iteration of the adventure bike is an all-new 452cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine built from the ground. Called the Sherpa 450, this new motor kicks out 40 PS of power at 8,000 rpm, and 40 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This engine is paired with a new 6-speed gearbox via a slip and assist clutch.
As for hardware, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is underpinned by a new steel twin-spar tubular frame with a twin-sided swingarm which sits on brand new Showa-sourced suspension setup featuring 43mm upside down forks and a link type rear monoshock, with a travel of 200mm at each end. Braking duties are carried out by larger 320mm front and 270mm rear rotors.
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