Royal Enfield had launched the first generation Himalayan in 2016. The R&D for the Himalayan 450 began the very next year, in 2017.
The Himalayan 450 borrows nothing but the name from its predecessor. This motorcycle has been developed ground up.
The Himalayan 450 comes with Royal Enfield's first liquid-cooled DOHC engine- The Sherpa 450.
The Sherpa 450 is also the most powerful single Royal Enfield has ever produces. It churns out 40 hp and 40 Nm.
A first for the moniker, the Himalayan 450 is available in 3 different versions- Base, Pass and Peak. The difference here is just the colourways.
The new Himalayan comes with a 4.0-inch circular TFT digital instrument console. It gets all basic vehicle and rider information, and smartphone integration.
With 43 mm separate function Showa USDs at the front and a rear mono-shock, the new Himalayan's suspension could beat those of its rivals.
The tyres used on this motorcycle have been co-developed by CEAT and Royal Enfield, to best suit the Himalayan's character.
RE Himalayan 450 offers two selectable seat height settings- 825mm and 845mm. You can switch between these easily and by yourself.
The motorcycle gets disc brakes on both ends- 320mm front discs and 270m at the rear. These use sintered pads and are quite strong in performance.