RE Himalayan 450 & Triumph Speed 400 Set For Price Hike From January 2024

RE Himalayan 450 & Triumph Speed 400 Set For Price Hike From January 2024

News by Team Drivio | 26 Dec 2023

Introductory pricing to end on December 31, 2023

  • Royal Enfield and Triumph have announced price hikes on the Himalayan 450 and Speed 400
  • Current introductory pricing to remain valid only till December 31, 2023
  • Exact quantum of increase remains unspecified
  • Price hike likely between Rs 5,000 to 10,000 given industry trends

In an announcement that is likely to disappoint prospective buyers, Royal Enfield and Triumph Motorcycles have stated that prices of their recently launched middleweight adventure tourers will be increased starting January 1, 2024.

The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 was unveiled last month at the 2023 MotoVerse event in Goa, carrying introductory pricing of Rs 2.69 lakh for the Kaza Brown variant. Royal Enfield has now indicated these prices will remain applicable only till December 31, 2023, post which a price hike will come into effect. Though the exact quantum of increase remains unspecified, it is estimated to be Rs 5,000 to 10,000 based on prevailing industry trends.

SpecificationRoyal Enfield Himalayan 450
Engine452cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Power40 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque40 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Similarly, Triumph Motorcycles introduced the Speed 400 in July 2023 at a disruptive introductory price of Rs 2.23 lakh (ex-showroom). This was originally limited to the first 10,000 customers, after which a price hike of Rs 10,000 was announced. 

Triumph has now extended the introductory pricing window till December 31, 2023, for all customers. Starting January 1st, the Speed 400 will retail at Rs 2.33 lakh (ex-showroom).

SpecificationTriumph Speed 400
Engine398cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Power40 hp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque37.5 Nm @ 4,250 rpm

Both motorcycles have garnered encouraging responses from consumers seeking accessible middleweight adventure bikes. Industry experts suggest the price hikes are likely efforts by the brands to shore up profitability as input costs continue to rise globally.

For specs, the Himalayan 450 is powered by a new 452cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine pumping out 40hp and 40Nm torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission. The Speed 400 is propelled by a 398cc, liquid-cooled parallel twin motor developing 40hp and 37.5Nm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

With the calendar year ending, interested buyers have a short opportunity to avail of the introductory pricing on both motorcycles. By booking on or before December 31, 2023, they can ride home one of these exciting new middleweight adventure tourers without burning a hole in their pocket.