The immensely popular Indian bikemaker, Royal Enfield, has finally released a teaser for its hotly anticipated adventure motorcycle, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. The all-new model, which will be the brand’s first-ever liquid-cooled engined bike, will be making its official debut sometime between October 30 and November 1. The company has organized a media drive, and the coordinates of the location have been shared by them in their most recent teaser. The same teaser also provides a sneak peek into the sound of this forthcoming bike for the first time.
The video teaser of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been shared by the brand on platforms like Twitter and other social media platforms. As mentioned, this teaser reveals the Himalayan 450 for the first time and provides a glimpse of how this first-ever liquid-cooled Royal Enfield will sound. Notably, the bike will offer a throaty and gruff single-cylinder engine note.
The teaser showcases the Himalayan conquering extremely rugged terrains, and in the same video, the company has shared the coordinates for the first ride of this new adventure motorcycle. According to research, these coordinates (32.2432° N 77.1892° E) point toward Manali, Himachal Pradesh, which was the same place where the first-ever Himalayan drive took place a few years ago.
In terms of changes, the forthcoming Royal Enfield adventure bike will feature a much more evolutionary design rather than a revolutionary one. The bike strikes a perfect balance between heritage and modernity. The model will come equipped with a circular LED headlamp, a tall windscreen, and wire-spoked wheels. It will also be equipped with block pattern tires, making it suitable for diverse terrains.
Furthermore, similar to the old Himalayan, the new Himalayan 450 will boast a sleek fuel tank with braces and come with the signature front beak design. In terms of functionality, the new bike will have a high ground clearance, long wheelbase, sturdy grab rails, and a side-mounted exhaust, all contributing to increased ground clearance. Additionally, it will come equipped with an engine bash plate.
In terms of features, the forthcoming Himalayan will come loaded with tech. The list of features included in the upcoming bike consists of a circular fully digital instrument cluster equipped with tripper navigation for navigation assistance. It will also feature LED tail lamps and indicators. The seating setup will be split style. The Himalayan 450 will also feature touring accessory mounting points along with rider-focused ergonomics, facilitating control and maneuverability. It will have footpegs designed for stand-up riding and a tall seat height.
Suspension duties will be handled by a longer travel suspension with upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear end. It will also be equipped with a dual-channel ABS system, front and rear disc brakes. As for the powertrain, as previously mentioned, this Himalayan 450 will be the brand’s first-ever liquid-cooled engined motorcycle and will sport an all-new single-cylinder 450cc engine likely to generate around 40 bhp of power.
Royal Enfield is set to launch the all-new Himalayan 450 between October 30 and November 1. As for pricing, it is likely to be priced around Rs. 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom). Once in the market, it will face competition from models like the KTM 390 Adventure X, BMW G310 GS, and the upcoming Bajaj/Triumph Scrambler 400X.