Highly awaited by brand aficionados and adventure enthusiasts alike, Royal Enfield unveiled its new Himalayan at the EICMA with great fanfare, without revealing its official price, only promising an aggressive price with a wink. .
New Himalayan 450, new adventure
To meet the needs of adventurers, Royal Enfield has given this motorcycle more power, a six-speed gearbox and a ride-by-wire system. At the heart of this revolution is the Sherpa 450, Royal Enfield’s first liquid-cooled engine. With a displacement of 452 cm³, this engine offers 40 hp and 40 Nm of torque.
The motorcycle is lighter, thanks to a modern perimeter steel frame, weighing 198 kg for increased maneuverability. The 43mm Showa inverted fork with 200mm of travel at the front promises optimal shock absorption, essential for off-road enthusiasts. A significant development that promises a more modern and dynamic driving experience.
The ground clearance of 230 mm and the saddle height of 825 mm (low saddle option at 805 mm) make this Himalayan accessible to a wide audience despite reinforced off-road pretensions. The 17 L tank and two-part saddle offer comfort and practicality.
Royal Enfield enters modernity
Although Royal Enfield avoids excessive diving into electronics, the new Himalayan features a 4-inch TFT display, aesthetically integrated into its neo-retro look. With integrated navigation in partnership with Google Maps and convenient connectivity via a handlebar joystick, it offers a modern experience without sacrificing its authentic character.
Royal Enfield CEO B Govindarajan shares his enthusiasm: “The new Himalayan represents a true evolution for Royal Enfield, carefully created to meet the needs of adventure-seeking riders everywhere on the planet.“.
So this price?
The Himalayan 450 will be available across Europe from spring 2024, with a starting price really very attractive at €5,890. The motorcycle comes in five Himalayan-inspired colors with tones like Kaza Brown, Slate Himalayan Poppy Blue, Himalayan Salt, Hanle Black and Kamet White.
The trail will be offered in three distinct versions: Base, Pass, and Summit. Each of them acting as a customization “pack”, with 30 new accessories. The Base, at €5,890, serves as the most stripped-down version while the Pass, at €5,990, offers a bit more functionality. For those aiming for the summit, the Summit version, at €6,190, is distinguished by premium details and can receive tubeless rims; the price will then rise above 6,440 euros.
To sum up
The much-awaited price reveal of the new Royal Enfield trail runner is finally here. The brand’s most modern motorcycle retains its main philosophy by remaining very accessible in terms of price. So who is embarking on the adventure?
rewrite this content and keep HTML tags