May 26, 2024

We have been permitted to reveal technical details of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan before its official launch.

  1. New liquid-cooled, 452cc mill makes 40hp & 40Nm
  2. Standard seat height ranges between 825-845mm
  3. First Royal Enfield with riding modes

Royal Enfield has launched its first liquid-cooled engine in the new Himalayan, dubbed ‘Sherpa 450.’ This 451.65cc motor produces 40hp and 40Nm at 8,000rpm. These figures make it India’s most powerful single-cylinder engine. The new engine comes with a 6-speed transmission and a slip-and-assist clutch.

Showa has supplied a new twin-spar frame that houses the engine. A USD fork with an open cartridge and a mono-shock with preload adjustment support it. The wheel travel is 200mm at each end, and the ground clearance is 230mm. The Himalayan is equipped with 21/17 inch wire-spoke wheels (F/R) and tubed CEAT rubber. The front tires are 90/90-21, and the rear ones are 140/80-17.

The Himalayan’s seat height is between 825-845mm when equipped with the standard seat. When the lower center is installed, the seat height drops to 805-825mm. The Himalayan weighs 198kg with its 17-litre fuel tank full. This is a considerable difference compared to the KTM 390 Adventure GS (177 kg) or BMW G 310 GS (175. kg).

ByBre supplies all of the hardware for the braking system, which includes a single 320mm disk at the front as well as a 270mm at the rear. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard and can be switched off at the back.

Three variants of the Himalayan offer five different color options. The base variant is only available in Kaza Brown, while the Pass variant comes in Slate Himalayan Slat and Slate Poppy Blue. Finally, the Summit variant comes in Kamet White or Hanle Black.

Royal Enfield also introduces the Himalayan’s first color dash, TFT, which is compatible with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The Himalayan is the first Royal Enfield with three riding modes: Eco, Performance (with the rear ABS on), and Performance (with the rear ABS off). The Himalayan comes standard with all-LED lighting, and the rear indicator is integrated into the taillight, similar to some high-end BMW and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Keep an eye on this page for updates. The new Himalayan pricing will be announced on November 7, and our review will be shortly after that on November 10.

ByBre supplies all of the hardware for the braking system, which includes a single 320mm disk at the front as well as a 270mm at the rear. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard and can be switched off at the back.

Three variants of the Himalayan offer five different color options. The base variant is only available in Kaza Brown, while the Pass variant comes in Slate Himalayan Slat and Slate Poppy Blue. Finally, the Summit variant comes in Kamet White or Hanle Black.

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