The upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 was spotted recently in the UK. The brand continues to test the adventure motorcycle extensively in India as well as internationally. Previous spy shots of the Himalayan 450 showed us the exhaust design, and the latest one shows us the side profile. When it finally makes its way to the Indian market, it will directly compete with the KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS.
2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 New Spy Shots – What Do We See?
The latest spy shots come courtesy of Motorcycle News from the UK. The host of updates Royal Enfield will bestow upon the Himalayan 450 will not only make it a better off-roader but a better highway tourer as well. The latest spy shots show that the Himalayan 450 will get much broader seats than the current Himalayan. This will help accommodate riders of all frames and sizes.
Along with the increase in the size of the seats, Royal Enfield could also work on cushioning. Confier cushioning will also ensure that riders can ride further without taking breaks. The spy shot also gives us an idea of the Himalayan 450’s rider’s triangle. From the looks of it, it will offer a better compromise for city commutes and highway runs than the current Himalayan.
In addition to this, Royal Enfield seems to have worked on the pillion comfort as well. The spy shots show that the pillion seat is wider and has more cushioning than the current Himalayan. Furthermore, there is also a new big grab handle right behind the pillion seat.
2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 – What Do We Know?
The 2023 Himalayan 450 will likely get an all-new chassis and engine. Powering the Himalayan 450 will likely be a new 450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor. The motor will also get fuel injection and a ride-by-wire throttle. Sources suggest the engine could make close to 40 BHP and 45 Nm of peak torque. Thus, it will be a significant bump in the power and torque figures of the Himalayan 411. Additionally, Royal Enfield could also equip it with a new 6-speed gearbox. The additional gear ratio will further help the Himalayan 450’s highway touring capabilities.
It will continue to get wire-spoke wheels at the front and rear. The sizes will likely be 21-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear, similar to the current Himalayan. On the other hand, the ground clearance will be higher than the Himalayan 411. This will be a direct result of the beefier upside-down forks with longer suspension travel.