Royal Enfield Hunter 450 Spotted Testing Again

The RE Hunter 450 has been spotted during test runs recently and the images this time reveal a lot about the upcoming roadster. The spy images are a lot clearer, probably the clearest of spy shots taken of the upcoming Hunter.

Hunter 450 spied

The Hunter 450 will sport a roadster-like design similar to its older 350 sibling with a round headlight, telescopic fork with gaiters and a teardrop-shaped tank. The rear gets the same tail light setup as the Himalayan 450 which integrated the brake light into the turn indicators. The exhaust also appears the same as on the Himalayan. The bike also gets a wide handlebar unlike the Hunter 350 and slightly rearset footpegs for an upright and comfortable riding stance.

The instrument cluster also seems to be the same as the Himilayan which is a circular 5-inch TFT colour Display with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn Google Navigation.

The Hunter 450, as the name suggests will be powered the Royal Enfield’s new “Sherpa” engine which is a 453 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit that produces 40.02 of Peak Power and 40 Nm of Torque. This is the same engine used on the Himalayan 450.

Hunter 450 rear spied

Other than that, the bike uses a telescopic fork and a rear monoshock which is clear from the spy shots. It also seems to roll on 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends with road-biased tyres. The rear tyre looks quite wider than the Hunter 350 which makes this coming 450cc roadster sportier. Upon launch, the Hunter 450 will compete with the likes of KTM 390 Duke and Triumph Speed 400.

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