Royal Enfield has opened the order books for its all-new Himalayan 450 adventure bike, which is currently priced from $8990 rideaway in base trim, and is expected to arrive in Australia from March.
As standard the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 is finished in a single-tone Kaza Brown paint scheme, while more premium dual-tone offerings will be available from $9250 and $9490.
Importantly, the prices announced this week are quoted as an introductory offer, and so they are likely to increase in the new year. Royal Enfield’s local distributor told INFO MOTO that it has yet to lock-in the full-time pricing structure for the Himalayan 450.
The new-generation Himalayan 450 represents a big upgrade compared to the outgoing model, thanks in part to a new liquid-cooled 450cc engine, long-travel upside-down forks, ride-by-wire electronics, a TFT dash, and a reported boost to overall fit-and-finish.
It is best positioned to compete with the KTM 390 Adventure and incoming CFMOTO 450MT, some of the more affordable lightweight adventure bike models, all of which meet learner-approval requirements in Australia.
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