The upcoming Himalayan 450 by Royal Enfield has been sighted testing once more, this time in the United Kingdom (other upcoming models). The test mule was observed at a gas station with no disguise and seemed nearing production readiness.
- It has a USD fork up front and a monoshock in the back.
- A liquid-cooled engine will be added.
The spy photo confirms a few features we previously knew about the new ADV, such as an upside-down fork at the front, a monoshock at the back, and wire-spoke wheels with 21-inch front and 17-inch rear diameters. The monoshock, on the other hand, looks to be exceptionally lengthy and situated at such an angle, which may allow it to have a comparatively lower seat height.
A radiator can also be seen placed just forward of the cylinder head, revealing that this bike, unlike RE’s other singles, would be liquid-cooled. The picture also shows a massive, vertically aligned instrument cluster.
The Himalayan 450 looks to have a bigger tank, a stubbier exhaust end can, and a different tail section than the Himalayan 411. However, RE does not appear to have ventured too far in design, since the 450 keeps the strange appearances of the present Himalayan, which many consumers enjoy.
Other features expected for the Himalayan 450 include dual-channel ABS, LED lighting throughout, and maybe an electronic instrument cluster. More information will be released in due time.
While the test mule seems virtually ready for production, Royal Enfield is doubtful to showcase the production-spec Himalayan 450 until next year. In our market, it will compete with the KTM 390 Adventure and the Yezdi Adventure whenever it is released.
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