With the launch of the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 nearing, more details about the motorcycle are surfacing in the online world. A recently leaked document about this all-new Royal Enfield motorcycle has revealed additional information, including its engine specifications and dimensions. Surprisingly, the document also states that the motorcycle will be named the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, contrary to previous speculation of it being the Himalayan 450.
As indicated in the leaked document by Zigwheels, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 will be equipped with a new four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 451.65cc engine capable of delivering 40 PS of maximum power at 8,000 rpm. While the document does not specify the torque output, it is believed to fall within the range of 40-45 Nm. Furthermore, the motorcycle will come with a 6-speed transmission unit as standard.
The leaked document also provides insight into the dimensions of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452. It is expected to measure 2245mm in length, 852mm in width, and 1316mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1510mm.
Based on the spy shots of the Himalayan 452 seen so far, the motorcycle will feature a new LED headlamp, dual-functioning LED tail lamps, upside-down telescopic front forks, a rear mono-shock, and a rounded fully-digital instrument console. Additionally, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is anticipated to include slip and assist clutch and traction control, marking a first for a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
The all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is scheduled to make its official debut at Royal Enfield’s annual “Motoverse” event in Goa from November 24 to 26. Compared to the current Himalayan 411, the new Himalayan 452 boasts several advancements, such as a larger and more powerful engine, liquid-cooling, improved suspension, wider tires, and larger disc brakes. It also introduces more features, some of which are not available in any other Royal Enfield motorcycles at present.
The arrival of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 aligns with the booming trend in the single-cylinder adventure motorcycle segment. While the current Himalayan 411 competes with motorcycles like the KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251, and Yezdi Adventure, the new Himalayan 452, with its more powerful engine and numerous new features, will compete directly with the likes of the KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS. Additionally, there are rumors of Hero MotoCorp developing a larger and more powerful Xpulse with a 400-450cc engine, which could also become a direct rival to the Himalayan 452 if it materializes.