Royal Enfield is working on several new motorcycles ranging from 350cc to 650cc. The company is also preparing a new 450cc engine platform, which Royal Enfield will use to produce 5 new bikes, including its new Himalayan 450. The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 was spotted testing off-road in Leh-Ladakh a while ago, and now a new Royal Enfield 450cc roadster has been spotted testing outside India.
How will the look be?
The new Royal Enfield 450 cc bike is an all-retro roadster with slightly rear-set footpegs and an upright riding position for the rider. The motorcycle gets a swooping round tank which looks like a large single-piece seat. Along with this, features like LED lighting systems, including LED headlamp setup, LED turn indicators and tail-light, have been given. The same turn indicators will also be seen in the Himalayan 450.
Talking about the features, it will get a new ride-by-wire throttle, a digital-analogue instrument cluster and a Tripper navigation system. Additionally, optional heated grips, handguards and handlebars can also be given in the bike.
When will it be launched?
When launched, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will compete with adventure bikes like the BMW 310 GS, KTM 390 Adventure and the Yezdi. This new bike can be launched in India in early 2023.
With whom will there be a competition?
The bike will rival the BMW G 310 GS in India. A 313cc BS6 engine is installed, generating power of 33.52 bhp and torque of 28 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, the BMW G 310 GS is equipped with Anti-locking Braking System. It weighs 175 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres. Its ex-showroom price is Rs 3.15 lakh.