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Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 tubeless-spoke rims not for India for now

Written by Kanad Kalasur

The Himalayan 452 is the upcoming adventure motorcycle from the stables of Royal Enfield. However, it is now reproved that the bike will not get tubeless-spoke rims at the time of launch. It seems that Royal Enfield plans to offer them at a later date as optional extras. It could be a possible strategy to first sell the bikes as is, with puncture prone wheels & rims, and then upsell these to the bike owners.

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

Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 gets a twin-spar steel tubular frame. The motorcycle uses a 43mm USD front fork with 200mm travel and a linkage type rear monoshock with 200mm travel. The front wheel will be equipped with a 320mm ventilated disc brake with a dual piston caliper and at the back the bike will feature a 270mm ventilated disc brake with a single piston caliper. Dual-channel ABS safety feature would be offered, and this would be switchable in both Eco & Performance ride modes.

Powering the all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan is a 452cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC with 4-valves motor producing 40.02 PS of power @ 8000 RPM and 40 Nm of torque @ 5500 RPM matched to a 6-speed gearbox coupled with a slip & assist clutch.

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 – Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 Vs. KTM 390 Adventure Specification Comparison.