Royal Enfield Himalayan 452: Your Ultimate Adventure Companion

Royal Enfield Himalayan 452: Your Ultimate Adventure Companion


Introducing the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452, a highly anticipated and eagerly awaited adventure motorcycle that's set to take the biking world by storm. A spectacular riding experience is promised by Royal Enfield's newest offering, which has a number of interesting advancements over its predecessor, the Himalayan 411. Certainly! Let's dive into the details of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specifications:

Engine: The Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is powered by a brand-new 452cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. It's equipped with Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) technology and has 4 valves. This powerful engine is known as the "Sherpa." It produces 40.02PS (40.02 horsepower) of power at 8000 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 40Nm (40 Newton-meters) of torque at 5500 rpm. When compared to the Himalayan 411, this is a major improvement.

Comparison with Himalayan 411

Power: The Himalayan 452 offers a substantial power boost with 40.02PS, which is significantly more than the 24.8PS in the Himalayan 411.

Torque: It also delivers more torque at 40Nm compared to the 32Nm of the Himalayan 411.

Gearbox: The new model features a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch, providing smoother gear shifts and reduced rider fatigue. In contrast, the Himalayan 411 had a 5-speed gearbox.

Suspension: The front suspension of the Himalayan 452 consists of a 43mm USD (Upside Down) fork with 200mm of travel. This is an improvement over the Himalayan 411, which had a 41mm conventional fork with the same travel distance.

Brakes: The Himalayan 452 features a larger 320mm disc with a 2-piston caliper for the front brake, offering improved braking performance. The rear brake is a 270mm disc with a 1-piston caliper. This is an upgrade over the Himalayan 411, which had a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc.

Ground Clearance: The new Himalayan 452 boasts a ground clearance of 230mm, making it suitable for tackling rough terrains and obstacles. In contrast, the Himalayan 411 had a ground clearance of 220mm.

Fuel Tank: The fuel tank capacity of the Himalayan 452 is 17 liters, providing a longer range between refueling stops. This is an enhancement compared to the 15-liter tank in the Himalayan 411.

Size: The Himalayan 452 is slightly longer at 2245mm, wider at 852mm, and has a shorter wheelbase of 1510mm compared to the Himalayan 411, which measured 2190mm in length, 840mm in width, and had a 1465mm wheelbase. These variations in size may affect the bike's space and stability.v

Weight: The new model is slightly lighter, weighing 196kg compared to the Himalayan 411's weight of 198kg. Reducing weight can help improve handling and maneuverability.

Additional Features

Tyre: The Himalayan 452 is equipped with CEAT Gripp tires, offering better traction and control, which is crucial for both on-road and off-road riding.

Seat Height: The seat height on the Himalayan 452 is adjustable, allowing riders to choose between 825mm and 845mm.

Colors: The bike is available in five different color options: Hanle Black, Kamet White, Slate Himalayan Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, and Kaza Brown, providing a range of choices for buyers.

Display: It features a 4-inch TFT display with phone connectivity and full map navigation, enhancing the riding experience with modern technology.

Launch and Competition

  • The official unveiling of the Himalayan 452 is scheduled for November 7 at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. It is expected to launch in India shortly after the unveiling. The estimated price is around Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Although there are two competitors in the adventure motorcycle market—the KTM 390 Adventure and the upcoming Hero XPulse 400—the Himalayan 452 is an interesting addition.