Royal Enfield is working on a more powerful Himalayan 450

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The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Raid is likely to have upgraded suspension, more powerful engine, auxiliary fuel tank, etc.

The Royal Enfield has recently been spotted testing the Himalayan 450 which indicates that it is about to come before us. The test prototype has not yet reached the final stage for testing yet to be judged by the production-ready body panel. Before being caught on camera in the testing incarnation of the Himalayan 450, Bikewall Adventure has leaked a lot of information in the vicinity of the motorcycle as well as more details.

The Himalayan 450 looks like a hardcore off-roader compared to the Himalayan 411 and will probably have a much brighter powertrain. The most interesting part of the recent report is that the Himalayan 450 will create a more off-road focused variant known as the Himalayan 450 Raid, and will go on sale in 2025-26 – probably three years after the regular model debuted in the market. .

It will have plenty of premium technology on the front and rear, including tubeless spoke wheels, a more powerful engine and an auxiliary fuel tank. This suggests that the Chennai-based manufacturer may be thinking of entering a terrifying Dakar rally in the future and the event has already seen the participation of Hero MotoCorp and TVS Motor Company. The internal codename of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Raid is K1X.

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The brand is expected to launch the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 sometime next year and will likely compete with the KTM 390 Adventure and the BMW G310 GS. Looking at RE’s premium motorcycles, it can reduce competition for pricing benefits and is expected to be powered by a brand new 450cc single-cylinder fuel-injected liquid-cooled engine with maximum power output of 40 bhp and 45 Nm. Of peak torque.

After the arrival of the Himalayan 450, the regular 411 cc Himalayan may also face the ax. There are many new motorcycles in RE’s pipeline as the recent launch of the Scram 411 could follow the Hunter 350 in the second half of this calendar year while a new 650cc motorcycle – either a Bobber or a Cruiser – could make its worldwide debut by the end of 2023. The company is also building next-generation Bullet 350 and a classic-themed 650cc roadster.

Back in the Himalayan 450, it will probably support all new bodywork, a six-speed transmission with slipper and clutch as standard, a dual-channel ABS system with switchable rear ABS, ride-by-wire throttle along the road, rain and off- Road ride mode, 20-liter fuel tank, USD front fork, monoshock rear suspension, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, a luggage rack with 15 kg payload capacity, etc.

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