Royal Enfield has been actively testing the upcoming Himalayan 450 on Indian roads. According to rumours, the motorcycle will likely come with a completely new engine and chassis. Thanks to recent spy shots, these rumours got confirmed. Now, a few more spy shots of the Himalayan 450 have emerged on the internet. These new spy shots reveal that the motorcycle sports a short exhaust end-can. This leads us to believe that the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 may not have the classic Royal Enfield thump. The exhaust could offer a throaty and sonorous note which could attract a more young-generation audience.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 – New Exhaust
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is likely to offer a new liquid-cooled engine. The engine is likely to come with 450cc of displacement. The brand is likely to offer a shorter stroke than the current 410cc engine while improving the bore further. This will not only help develop more power, but in a trade-off, the hallmark Royal Enfield exhaust note is likely to be lost. Spyshots also show a small black coloured exhaust can. The stubby exhaust unit also sweeps upwards to offer ample ground clearance for off-the-road rides. The small can will also enable the rider to manoeuvre the motorcycle in tight spaces easily. Also, the Himalayan 450 will have more space to offer for saddle bags.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 – Engine Speculation
Powering the Himalayan 450 is likely to be a new 450cc single-cylinder engine. The new liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection and ride-by-wire technology is likely to pump out close to 40 Bhp of power and 45 Nm of torque. The motor is likely to pair with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. In addition to this, previous reports also suggest that the new Himalayan 450 could come with ride modes integrated with the ABS of the motorcycle. The motorcycle is also likely to come with off-road friendly mechanical features such as long-travel suspension and 21-inch front and 17-inch rear tyres.