With less than a month to go ahead of the scheduled unveiling of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, the Indian bikemaker has given us a good look at the new-generation adventure bike in a series of social media posts. Here’s what we know so far…
The 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, which is expected to arrive in Australia in the first half of next year, has been shown in production trim with significantly revised styling and a new liquid-cooled engine.
Pictures reveal an all-new sculpted fuel tank, a high pointy mudguard, beefier suspension and considerable ergonomic adjustments compared to the current Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The new engine is believed to incorporate ride-by-wire electronics, signaling that rider modes, traction control and cruise control may be available. A TFT dash is briefly shown in one teaser video, which will replace the current bike’s ageing analogue setup, and LED lights are seen at the front and rear of the bike.
For comparison, the current Royal Enfield Himalayan ($8390) uses a 411cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine generating 18kW and 32Nm. The new liquid-cooled mill should produce more power and torque.
One Royal Enfield test rider, Arjun Raju, told customers that the 411cc air-cooled platform will not be discontinued, suggesting that the new Himalayan 452 will sit above the standard Himalayan rather than replace it.
The new liquid-cooled single-cylinder represents opens possibilities of more models adopting this platform.
INFO MOTO will update this story as more information comes to light.
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