Meet the Himalayan 452, the bike everyone’s been waiting for! It’s even better than the Himalayan 411, being lighter, more powerful, and with higher ground clearance.
Royal Enfield has been teasing us with little glimpses, and now they’ve spilled all the details about this new bike.
2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452
The Himalayan 452 is powered by an all-new 452 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine which produces 40.02PS at 8000rpm and 40Nm at 5500rpm. This engine, dubbed ‘Sherpa’, will be Royal Enfield’s first liquid-cooled engine.
Here’s a table comparing the new Himalayan 452’s specs with the 411cc model
|Specifications||Himalayan 452||Himalayan 411|
|Engine||452 cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve||411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled (with oil-cooler), 2-valve|
|Power||40.02PS at 8000rpm||24.8PS at 6500rpm|
|Torque||40Nm at 5500rpm||32Nm at 4000-4500rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed with slip-and-assist clutch||5-speed|
|Front Suspension||43mm USD, 200mm travel||41mm conventional fork, 200mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock with linkage, 200mm wheel travel||Monoshock with linkage, 180mm wheel travel|
|Front Brake||320mm disc, 2-piston calliper||300mm disc, 2-piston calliper|
|Rear Brake||270mm 1-piston calliper||240mm disc, 1-piston calliper|
|ABS||Dual-Channel ABS, switchable at rear wheel||Dual-Channel ABS, switchable at rear wheel|
|Front Tyre||90/90-21 CEAT Gripp RE F||90/90 – 21 CEAT Gripp XL F|
|Rear Tyre||140/80-17 CEAT Gripp Rad Steel RE||120/90 – 17 CEAT Gripp XL|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 litres||15 litres|
|Seat Height||825mm (Standard seat adjustable to 845mm)|
805mm (Low seat adjustable to 825mm)
The Himalayan 452 comes in five awesome colors: Hanle Black, Kamet White, Slate Himalayan Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, and Kaza Brown. Plus, it’s got this 4-inch display that connects to your phone and helps you navigate with maps.
We’ll get to see it all on November 7 at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. After that, it’ll make its way to India, and they think it’ll cost around Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s going to compete with other cool bikes like the KTM 390 Adventure and the upcoming Hero XPulse 400. Exciting times for bike enthusiasts!