This may come as surprising news to many, but Royal Enfield is secretly planning to stop production of its popular adventure tour, the Himalayan 411. However, before you further guess, Royal Enfield is planning to replace the motorcycle with a larger one and a motorcycle. The more powerful motorcycle will be called Himalayan 450.
Like the Himalayan 411, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be a hardcore adventure tour designed and engineered with the brand’s traditional principles in mind. According to the suffix, the new Himalayan 450 will get a larger four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder, 450cc engine, which will replace the current Himalayan 411cc engine. Bikewall.
Larger engines will naturally increase the power and torque output of the motorcycle. Some speculation suggests that the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will claim about 40 bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque, thus targeting the KTM 390 Adventure. The Himalayan 450 will also have a new 6-speed gearbox, as the current Himalayan 411 comes with a 5-speed gearbox.
Completely new engine
Unlike the current version, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan will get an improved powertrain. The engine will feature a ride-by-wire system with three riding modes, a modified off-road ABS and a modified part-digital instrument console with a cleaner layout compared to the current model console.
The current-generation Himalayan already has a nice, long position, and the new Himalayan 450’s long position will make it even better with somewhat muscular appeal. It will come with a larger body panel, a 20-liter fuel tank and upswept exhaust, but will continue to come with halogen lights all around.
The Royal Enfield will also change other mechanical parts of the motorcycle. Although it will retain a mono-shock at the rear, which can get modified travel, the current front suspension unit will be replaced by an upside-down hydraulic telescopic fork. The current 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels will be retained, the tires are expected to be wider in shape. The luggage rack on the back of the motorcycle is expected to have a capacity of 15 liters of luggage, while Jerry can-mounters will also be maintained around the fuel tank.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will replace the current Himalayan 411 and is expected to reach India by early 2023. When it arrives, it will become the most powerful Royal Enfield motorcycle with a single-cylinder engine.