Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Specifications Leaked Ahead Of Launch
It is heavier, but also a lot more powerful than the current Himalayan 411
If your week hasn’t been very exciting, we are here to spice it up with some exclusive information we got our hands on. One of the most anticipated bikes of this year, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is set to launch soon, and the homologation documents of the same have leaked, revealing some spicy details.
Firstly, the most exciting bit – the engine. The adventure bike gets an all new 451.65cc liquid-cooled engine making 40PS. You heard it right, this one is a proper modern adventure bike making an impressive amount of power, just 3PS less than the KTM 390 Adventure. We expect it to make around 40-45Nm, focussed more on bottom-end performance.
Now we also know some of the dimensions of the bike, which you can check out below.
Coming to the weight of the bike, the homologation document mentions that the bike’s gross weight is 394kg. Considering that the new Himalayan 450 will have a loading capacity of 180kg (approx), the kerb weight of the ADV would come to around 210kg.
Yep, that is quite heavy for an adventure bike, however, with its really long wheelbase of 1510mm, the bike should be extremely stable at high speeds on the highways. For reference, the KTM 390 Adventure has a wheelbase of 1430mm. Now, of course, running tight trails will be quite a task on the new Himalayan, but should still be great on faster off-roading terrain – courtesy the 21-/19-inch wheel setup, riding stance, and suspension.
We expect the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 to debut in the coming months, likely to coincide with this year's Rider Mania event, slated for November 24-26. It could come bearing a price tag of approximately Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival KTM 390 Adventure and the upcoming Hero XPulse 400.