Royal Enfield has officially revealed the specifications for its latest offering, the Himalayan 452. This new model serves as the successor to the existing Himalayan 411 and presents significant differences in design, features, hardware, and mechanics. Below is a comprehensive comparison highlighting the distinctions between the two Himalayan models:
Design Differences – Himalayan 452 Vs. old Himalayan 411
While both the Himalayan 452 and the Himalayan 411 share a similar silhouette, a closer inspection reveals distinct differences. The new Himalayan 452 boasts a fuel tank that bulges outward on the edges and a slightly less scooped rider seat. Royal Enfield has also made alterations to the design of the transparent visor, enhancing its overall aesthetics.
Himalayan 452 Vs. old Himalayan 411 – Powertrain comparison
Powering the Himalayan 452 is the Sherpa 450cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Delivering a robust performance, this engine generates 40 BHP @ 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm at 5,500 rpm, paired with a six-speed gearbox. This marks a significant advancement, representing Royal Enfield’s most modern engine yet. In contrast, the older Himalayan relies on a 411cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine, producing 24.3 BHP @ 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4,000-4,500 rpm, connected to a five-speed gearbox. The new Himalayan not only boasts modernity but also offers enhanced power.
Hardware Compared – Himalayan 452 Vs. old Himalayan 411
The Himalayan 452 features 43mm USD front forks and an offset monoshock with 200mm wheel travel at both ends. Its braking system comprises a 320mm front disc and a 270mm rear disc with ABS, mounted on 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels, shod in tubed 90/90 front and 140/80 rear tyres from CEAT. On the other hand, the Himalayan 411 incorporates 41mm telescopic front forks with 200mm of wheel travel and a rear mono-shock with 180mm of wheel travel. Its brakes include 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes, and it also rides on spoke wheels.
Features of the Himalayan 452 and the old Himalayan 411
Royal Enfield has equipped the Himalayan 452 with full LED illumination and a TFT console that offers smartphone connectivity, media controls, notifications, and navigation through Google Maps. Additionally, it includes a type C charging port. In contrast, the Himalayan 411 features halogen illumination, a USB charging port, LED taillight, semi-digital instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS, and a Tripper Navigation system.
This unveiling marks a significant leap for Royal Enfield, showcasing their commitment to innovation and rider experience. The Himalayan 452 promises a blend of modern technology and enhanced performance, catering to the evolving needs of motorcycle enthusiasts.