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New Royal Enfield Himalayan launched at Rs 2.69 lakh

The first generation Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 debuted in 2016 and was replaced by the all-new Himalayan, also known as the Himalayan 450 off-hand. Weeks after the formal unveiling of the “All-New Himalayan,” Royal Enfield today revealed the Indian price of the adventure motorcycle at its flagship event, Motoverse, Goa.

New Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Price and Variants

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 pricing starts from Rs 2.69 lakh (Ex-showroom price, Delhi) for the basic variant, Base, and is available in a single color – Kaza Brown.

The mid variant, Pass, has been priced at Rs 2.74 lakh and is available in two colors – Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Himalayan Blue.

The top variant, Peak, has been priced at 2.79 lakh for the Kamet White and 2.84 lakh for Hanle Black.

New Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Engine and Specs

Work on the new Himalayan began in 2017, and according to Royal Enfield Motorcycles, it is a new model with many new parts to the company and does not share a single bolt with its predecessor. Sherpa 450, a new single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 452 cubic centimeters, liquid cooling, dual overhead cam (DOHC), an aluminum bore, and a slightly shorter stroke – a first for Royal Enfield – powers the motorcycle.

Apart from this, the weight of the new motor is 10 kg less than the old one. The maximum power output of this engine is 40 PS, and the maximum torque is 40 Nm. Its flat torque curve makes the motorcycle practical at low and high speeds.

However, for Royal Enfield, the list of firsts continues beyond there. The motorcycle’s throttle has been upgraded from a cable-activated model to a more advanced ride-by-wire system, offering two riding modes: Performance and Economy, both with the ability to disable ABS on the rear wheel.

The engine features a slipper clutch and a six-speed gearbox. The top speed is around 150 Kmph, and the estimated fuel efficiency is 28 km/l. With its 17-liter fuel tank, the adventure tourer provides a riding range of 450 kilometers.

New Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Features

Similar to the previous Himalayan 411, the diameter of the wheels is still 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear. However, instead of tubeless spoke rims as an option, the wheels are made of aluminum this time, and the rear tire has been widened from 120 mm to 140 mm. The bike is equipped with CEAT Dual Sport tires specially designed for it.

The suspension has also seen a significant upgrade. The bike now uses Showa upside-down front forks, which are significantly more potent than the previous model, even though it still has the same 200 mm of front travel. The suspension travel at the rear of the new bike has been increased from 180 to 200 mm.

With significant modifications, Royal Enfield reduced the weight of the previous bike by 3 kg, resulting in a curb weight of the new Himalayan at 196 kilograms.

Although the new bike is light years ahead of its predecessor, how the market will react to the pricing of the Himalayan 450 and other motorcycles in the same price range is still being determined.

New Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: Rivals

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 competes with the KTM 390 Adventure, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Harley Davidson X440, Honda CB300F and more.

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