Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
The Himalayan is a popular adventure-touring motorcycle produced by the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield. It was first launched in 2016 with a 411cc single cylinder BS4 engine which produces 24.3 bhp and 32NM of torque. Last year it was updated with lots of features like USB, Tripper navigation assist, and switchable ABS on rear wheels for an engaging ride and for more control while riding on off-road surfaces.
All these above features allow the rider to explore diverse terrain, mountains, deserts, and rough off-road paths. The name “Himalayan” makes it significant after completing the terrains of the entire Himalayan Mountain range which has challenging trails, paths, and rugged beauty of nature.
Himalayan 450 Price
Himalayan 450 expected launching price will be Rs 262,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Also, the launch will be on 7th November 2023.
The new Himalayan 450 comes with a new heart?
No, it is significantly a new bike with an old heritage name of Himalayan. It comes with an increased length, wheelbase, height and also has a lot of power and features to conquer new terrains, offroad sections, and mountains. The new Himalayan has new LED headlights, all four LED indicators, a digital console, Dual channel ABS, and an option of switchable ABS on the rear wheels.
|Ground Clearance||230 mm|
|Seat Height – Low Seat / Standard Seat / High Seat||805 mm/825 mm/845 mm|
|Dry Weight||181 kg|
|Kerb Weight (90% Fuel+Oil )||196 kg|
|Payload with Standard Eqipment||198 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||17 litres|
Himalayan 450 Engine Specification
The Himalayan 450 comes with a new big BS6-compliant 450 cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine which produces 40 bhp power and 40 nm of torque. The name of the new engine is SHERPA 450 which has four driving modes one is ECO mode and the other is PERORMONCE mode with rear ABS off option on both modes. It comes with an Electronic throttle and a Hydromechanical tensioner that helps reduce camshaft noise.
|Engine||450CC, DOHC, 4-Stroke|
|Cooling system||Liquid Cooled|
|Air filter||Dry Paper Type|
The engine is so friendly and tuned in such a manner that new riders can commute easily in city traffic and the experienced rider can easily take this motorcycle in extremely harsh conditions. The DNA of the Himalayan remains the same it has the midrange punch of torque where a rider can pull the motorcycle in higher gear at low speed.
The mechanical refinement of the engine has done well with new exhaust and new air intake. 90% of the torque will be generated in the mid-range of 3500rpm and the assistant slip clutch makes the rider downshift gears at high speeds without a jerk in the engine. The claimed fuel economy of the Himalayan 450 is 28.15km/liter and depends on how the rider drives the bike.
The maintenance of the vehicle will not be expensive as it comes from Royal Enfield house, and changing the air filter and engine oil will be 10w40 semi-synthetic in 10000km intervals. Also, the adjustment of the tappet will be 10000km, 20000km, 40000km and 60000km.
Himalayan 450 Features
A new LED headlights borrowed from Meteor 650, all four LED indicators, a digital console, Dual channel ABS, and an option of switchable ABS on the rear wheels. It comes with an upside-down front shock absorber and rear monoshock with a great tunning of touring and offroading patches.