The last reveal leaked the specifications and this time the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 recently breaks cover and we can now see the full production-spec look of the bike for the first time.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 – What do we already know?
From the previously leaked government homologation document, the exact displacement and peak power output for the new motorbike. The new Himalayan 452’s engine produces a peak power output of 40 hp at 8,000 RPM, similar to the new Triumph Speed 400.
The bike is also bigger than the current Himalayan and the overall stance looks more muscular and practical thanks it its new fender and the big curvy fuel tank. Apart from that the new ADV will feature a round LED headlight with LED blinkers and tail lights, USD forks, and a fully digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and navigation support. The Himalayan 452 will also have a stronger chassis when compared to the ongoing one.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 – What’s new?
In the new picture of the Himalayan 452, it is kind of clear that despite being an ADV bike the rider’s seat height looks quite welcoming for all kinds of riders, even the short ones. This is also necessary and kind of practical since the riders who use these machines are usually long riders with luggage and sometimes a pillion. The bike will get mountain graphics on a white paint scheme.
Also, the engine will be a liquid-cooled unit which is evident from the large radiator. The new exhaust muffler also has a better finish than the exhaust on the existing Himalayan 411.
Apart from that, expect to see a taller ground clearance and added suspension travel than the existing Himalayan considering the performance jump the new engine gets.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 will likely launch in November, and power-wise it will lock horns with the likes of the KTM 390 Adventure (Rs 2.80 lakh – 3.60 lakh) and BMW G 310 GS (Rs 3.25 lakh). Expect the pricing upcoming Himalayan to be in a similar range as its rivals.