Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield, has introduced its latest offering, the Himalayan 450, into the Indian market. The adventure tourer is priced at Rs. 2.69 lakh for the base variant, with the Slate model at Rs. 2.74 lakh, Summit variant at Rs. 2.79 lakh, and the top-of-the-line Hanle Black variant at Rs. 2.89 lakh (all prices are introductory and ex-showroom).
Royal Enfield Launches Modern Himalayan 450 in India
Marking a significant stride in design and technology for Royal Enfield, the Himalayan 450 aims to capture the attention of adventure biking enthusiasts. The motorcycle is available in five distinctive paint schemes – Kaza Brown, Slate Himalayan 450 Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, Hanle Black, and Kamet White. Its competitors in the market include the KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G 310 GS, and the Yezdi Adventure.
Retaining the rugged and purposeful design of its predecessor, the Himalayan 450 features a round headlight, wide fuel tank, windscreen, and an upright rider triangle. Notably, the bike boasts an all-LED illumination system with integrated turn signals and taillight.
Under the hood, the Himalayan 450 is powered by a 450cc liquid-cooled engine, delivering 40bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm at 5,500rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Royal Enfield has incorporated several modern features, including Ride-by-Wire technology, a TFT screen with smartphone connectivity for navigation and media controls, ride modes (eco and performance), and switchable ABS.
The launch of the Himalayan 450 underscores Royal Enfield’s commitment to offering advanced and competitive motorcycles in the adventure touring segment. With its powerful engine and cutting-edge features, the Himalayan 450 is set to make waves in the market, providing riders with a thrilling and technologically advanced adventure biking experience.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 rides on new WP front forks and an off-set monoshock. Its brakes include a front and rear disc with dual-channel ABS. These are linked to 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod to tubed tyres. However, Royal Enfield is also working on cross-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres. But that could take time before being officially launched in India.