New RE Himalayan 452 retiring 411 soon

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is all set to make its global debut at EICMA 2023 and all the price reveal is likely scheduled for the RE’s annual motorcycle festival called the Rider Mania in Goa this year itself. With the bike’s launch coming closer with each passing day, this also sets the means the existing Himalayan 411’s days are numbered.

RE Himalayan 452 vs 411

Once the 452, goes on sale, Royal Enfield will pull the plug on the ongoing Himalayan 411 which has been out doing Ladakh tours since 2016. Well, those who love the 411 will definitely miss it, since the new one is a world apart, considering power, specs and looks. And soon the difference will be in pricing too, since the Himalayan 452 is superior in terms of power and tech over the current 411. This was evident after the Himalayan 452 was recently fully revealed.

RE Himalayan 452 – Specifications

Let us take a quick look at the specs of the Himalayan 452. Starting with its heart, the 451.65 cc engine makes 40 hp at 8000 RPM and 40 Nm at 5,500 RPM. This makes it the torquiest Indian single-cylinder engine.

RE Himalayan 452 Engine

The new twin-spar frame houses the engine and is suspended by an open-cartridge USD fork and adjustable monoshock, both Showa. The seat height ranges between 825 mm – 845 mm while the lower seat option can reduce it to 805 – 825 mm, with the Himalayan’s weight standing at 198 kg with its 17-litre belly fully fueled up.

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As for the braking, it’s taken care of by a single 320 mm disc at the front and a 270 mm disc at the back with dual-channel ABS as standard and the rear is switchable.

As for features, the Himalayan 452 is equipped with RE’s first colour TFT dash, which supports Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with 3 riding modes – Eco, Performance (ABS on) and Performance (ABS off).

RE Hiamlayan 452 Features

Himalayan 452 – 411 will be gone, but its spirit will still live on

But all hope is not lost for the existing Himalayan 411 fans. Those of you who still want the old school adventure bike looks, feel or still prefer the old 411 engine, can go for the Himalayan Scram 411, which technically is not the fledged adventure bike as the name suggests and even going by looks, it is more of a mini-Himalayan 411, but its still capable enough to handle your touring/adventure needs, and Royal Enfield is even reportedly working on a larger Scram 440, so the old-school Himalayan design will stick around for now.

RE Scram 411

Why Himalayan 411 won’t be missed by some?

But let’s be honest here, the Himalayan 411, throughout its entire lifespan has brought quite some issues with it, like manufacturing defects, engine defects, handlebars snapping, clutch issues and more, which aren’t at all welcome when you are riding your bike in a challenging and dangerous terrain like Ladakh. So, for some the departure of the 411 and the entry of the new 452 in the market, is nothing but good news, considering RE doesn’t mess up with this one too.