The Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is one of the most anticipated motorcycles of this year, and before the bike makes its big debut next month, is already making headlines. RE has embarked on a journey to conquer the mighty Himalayas with the new Himalayan.
With 24 riders and three Himalayan 452s, Royal Enfield is covering over 5,000 km from its Oragadam factory in Chennai to the world’s highest motorable pass – Umling La in Ladakh. This exercise is aimed at testing the ADVs touring capability and its durability in the harsh conditions.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452: First Look
The company has shared a few pictures of the Himalayan in its production-guise. Though the spy shots floating the internet didn’t leave much to be seen, these images show the paint scheme and the finer details of the bike.
This ADV gets the unmistakable Himalayan styling, combining retro elements with modern touches. Unlike the 411cc bike, this one is thoroughly modern with all-LED illumination, including the rear indicators that double up as tail light.
Leaked Details Of The New Himalayan
But the highlight of the Himalayan 452 is its new engine – the first liquid-cooled unit from the Chennai-based manufacturer. Leaked documents suggest that this mill will develop close to 40 bhp and the bike could weigh around 210 kg.
The new Himalayan could be priced around Rs 2.70 lakh (ex-showroom). This would put it square against the KTM 390 Adventure X. With RE’s fanbase and the potential of this ADV, the Austrian bike certainly has something to worry about.