Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Spied Testing Again
Article by Drivio | 28th Apr 23
The upcoming Himalayan 450 will have an inverted shock too, something only the Super Meteor has.
- The Himalayan 450 is all set to be launched in the coming months.
- It could be priced at around Rs 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
- These spy shots have revealed that it could even get cruise control.
Once again, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been seen! While it is heavily camouflaged with blacked-out panels installed over the bodywork, these are some of the best spy images of the new Royal Enfield bike, providing us with information on several important elements.
The most important component is the instrument console, which, as previously assumed, is a round TFT panel that will most likely support Bluetooth networking and turn-by-turn navigation. The new switchgear appears to be a much more premium, advanced version of the rotary unit present on some contemporary Royal Enfield motorcycles.
In fact, on the right side is a nifty little button that could very well be a cruise control switch, something no one would have expected to see on a Royal Enfield bike, at least in the near future. A new brake fluid reservoir is also located behind it. Most importantly, you can finally see the 450cc liquid-cooled engine, a first for a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
In terms of specifics, we took a closer look at the CEAT dual-purpose tyres this time. Interestingly, these tyres aren't presently available for purchase, implying that they were created particularly for the ADV.
Another key aspect is the concave radiator's cover, which has inwards formed fins, which should theoretically result in more efficiently guiding air into the radiator, thus maximising thermal performance. Instead of curving the radiator, which would be significantly more expensive, not to mention difficult to maintain, Royal Enfield has elegantly curled the radiator shroud.
The bike could be launched later this year at a price of around Rs 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom).