In order to compete with the KTM 390 Adventure, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is anticipated to be on sale in the second half of 2019.
Since many months ago, Royal Enfield has been spotted testing a dual-purpose adventure touring motorbike built on a brand-new chassis. This motorcycle will probably be the first 450 cc to be sold in India when it goes on sale sometime in 2019. Royal Enfield is anticipated to take advantage of the scenario by introducing a brand-new model in light of the increasing popularity of the adv sector.
Based on the positive response to the Himalayan nameplate, it may be dubbed the Himalayan 450. We do think it will directly compete with products like the KTM 390 Adventure. It is believed that a new 450 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine would power the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, which has been spotted in both India and the UK.
Expect the power output to be in the 40 horsepower range, and the powerplant will be connected to a six-speed gearbox that comes standard with a slipper and assist clutch. It will be more expensive than the Himalayan 411, which gave rise to the earlier Scram 411 that was more basic. Additionally, it is anticipated that the platform will be lighter, improving its ability to handle both on and off the tarmac.
The test prototypes differ from the Himalayan 411 in that they have redesigned body panels, a front beak, a higher windscreen, split seats, and a bigger fuel tank. Aside from having a blacked-out side-mounted exhaust system and 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wire-spoked wheels, it will also have a circular LED headlamp unit.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will have an off-set monoshock suspension at the back and upside-down front forks for suspension. A dual-channel ABS system will help the front and rear disc brakes perform their function. Additionally, it is anticipated that the semi-digital instrument cluster would be more upscale than the Himalayan 411’s Tripper Navigation system.
Expect it to be less expensive than the 390 Adventure, coming in at roughly Rs. 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom). The new generation Bullet 350 might debut in early 2023, after the price reveal of the premium Super Meteor 650 in January 2023, which would place the launch date in the second half of 2023.
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