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2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 spotted shooting in Leh Ladakh

Written by Kanad Kalasur

The new Himalayan 452 is all set for an epic launch in the next few weeks. While everyone has been waiting for the highly anticipated launch, the bike was recently spotted shooting in Leh Ladakh.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 : Ad Shoot

This is the first time that a production-ready avatar of the bike has been seen. The bike is seen being ridden hard with a few jumps as well thrown in for good measure. This looks to be a part of the official ad shoot / promotion video. There were multiple bikes used for this and one of them even featured the top and side storage boxes.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 : More Details

In terms of design, the new larger displacement Himalayan looks similar to the regular Himalayan. However, the bike maker has incorporated some changes as well. The front gets a circular LED lamp, windscreen and a revised mudguard. Royal Enfield is offering wire-spoke wheels, which means the tyre could be of tube-type variety. There are disc brakes on both wheels along with dual channel ABS.

Further, the fuel tank appears to be larger and the bike gets a split-seat layout. There are multiple luggage mounts for a host of configurations like panniers, side boxes, top boxes etc. The Himalayan 450 will be positioned as a touring machine.

The bike also gets a new digital instrument cluster. Royal Enfield has also updated the switchgear and the new Himalayan 450 could get updated controls. Keeping up with the times, the bike will get USB socket and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity as well.

Himalayan 452 : Technical Details

Inline with the previous Himalayan name, the 452 signifies the engine capacity of the new adventure bike. This is because the engine on the new bike displaces 451.65cc.

Furthermore, the engine will develop 29.44 kW @ 8,000 which means it is 40.02 HP. This is inline with Triumph’s Speed 400’s 40 HP figure. The 8,000 rpm could also hint at a higher revv limit than the Himalayan 411’s 6,500 rpm.

Other details include the 1,510 mm wheelbase, 2,245 mm length and 852-900 mm width. In comparison, the current Himalayan 411 measures 2,190 mm long and 840 mm wide.

Also Read – 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 could produce 39.47 BHP.