2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450cc spotted testing for first time

Royal Enfield is reportedly working on releasing multiple new motorcycles in the next two years. We are expecting a new Hunter 350, 3 new 650cc motorcycles & the next-gen Himalayan among the upcoming launches of the Company. Now, a new 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450cc has been added to the list after it was spotted testing for the first time.

It is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2023. According to reports, the new 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been codenamed K1. It is expected to debut as a premium adventure bike and will be positioned above the existing Himalayan 411. The new model will compete against the likes of the KTM 390 ADV, BMW G310GS and others.

The next-gen Himalayan 450 looks like a premium version of the current model and will be based on the all-new platform. The new Himalayan will feature round headlamp & rear-view mirrors, raised fender, 21-inch front & 17-inch rear wheel, and knobby tyres.

The 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will offer relaxed riding ergonomics, which is also visible from the spy image. It also shows centrally placed footpegs, wide handlebar and new seat with better cushioning in the new Himalayan 450.

The motorcycle is also spied with upswept exhaust in metallic finish and a compact windscreen, bigger fuel tank, and a new digital instrument console.

The 2023 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be powered by a new 450cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which is expected to produce close to 40bhp of power. The new model is expected to deliver better low and mid-range performance.

In comparison, the current model is powered by a 411cc engine that churns out 24.3bhp and 32Nm, and is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

The new Himalayan 450 will be based on a new trellis frame and wi sport USD front forks and monoshock at the rear. It is expected to be priced around Rs 2.7 lakh.

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