Royal Enfield All-New Himalayan Launched, Priced From ₹ 2.69 Lakh

Having recently unveiled the \’all-new Himalayan,\’ Royal Enfield has now disclosed the pricing for their latest adventure motorcycle in India at the Motoverse flagship event in Goa. The introductory price for the base variant, named Base (inspired by the mountain base), and available in a single color, Kaza Brown, starts at ₹2.69 lakh.

The mid variant, named Pass (after mountain passes), is priced at ₹2.74 lakh and is offered in two colors – Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Himalayan Blue.

The top variant, known as Peak, is priced at ₹2.79 lakh for Kamet White and ₹2.84 lakh for Hanle Black. Notably, the only distinction among all the variants lies in their color options, with no mechanical or electronic differences.

The all-new Himalayan, unofficially referred to as the Himalayan 450, succeeds the first-generation Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 launched in 2016. It is anticipated that the older model will be phased out following the arrival of the new one in showrooms.

Commencing in 2017, the new Himalayan is a ground-up model, sharing no common bolts with its predecessor and introducing several firsts for Royal Enfield. Powering the motorcycle is a new Sherpa 450 single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 452 cubic centimeters, featuring liquid cooling, Dual Overhead Cams (DOHC), an aluminum bore, and a slightly short stroke – all pioneering elements for Royal Enfield. Weighing 10 kilograms less than the previous model, this engine produces 40 PS of peak power and 40 Nm of peak torque, emphasizing a flat torque curve for versatile performance at both low and high revs.

Beyond the engine enhancements, Royal Enfield has incorporated additional innovations. The throttle has transitioned from a cable-actuated system to a sophisticated Ride-by-Wire setup, enabling multiple riding modes (Performance and Economy) with the option to deactivate ABS on the rear wheel in both modes.

Mated to a six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch, the motorcycle achieves speeds of around 150 kmph and is expected to offer a fuel economy of approximately 28 kmpl. Equipped with a 17-liter fuel tank, it theoretically provides a travel range of about 450 kilometers.

Retaining the wheel sizes of 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear, the new Himalayan features aluminum wheels (with an option for tubeless spoked rims later) and a wider rear tire at 140 mm, up from 120 mm. The bike rides on specially developed CEAT dual sport tires.

Significant improvements are also evident in the suspension, with Showa upside-down front forks providing greater stiffness. The rear suspension travel has increased from 180 to 200 mm, and the ground clearance has seen a marginal rise from 220 mm to 230 mm.

Despite these extensive changes, Royal Enfield has successfully reduced the weight of the new Himalayan by 3 kg, bringing the kerb weight to 196 kg.

While the new motorcycle clearly surpasses its predecessor, the market\’s response to the Himalayan 450\’s pricing in comparison to other motorcycles in the same price segment remains to be seen.

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