One of the most popular bikes in Nepal, Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 is expected to be replaced with a more powerful 450cc model. Royal Enfield has revealed an interesting new video on their Instagram accounts and the new Himalayan 450 has been officially teased for the first time. Alpha Automotive Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles in Nepal, is all set to launch Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 in Nepal by the mid next year. The Himalayan 450 is an adventure motorcycle that retains the core silhouette of its predecessor but there are quite a few changes.
The upcoming Royal Enfield adventure-tourer will be equipped with a brand new 450cc engine that is set to produce a maximum power of 40 bhp and 45 Nm of torque (the exact figures are yet to be confirmed by the company). This engine will be more powered as compared to the likes of KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS. Another key update will be a 6-speed transmission, replacing the existing 5-speed unit. The new adventure-tourer will be quipped with USD forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear.
The Himalayan 450 is expected to get some change in terms of design including LED headlight, headlamp cowl, windshield, front beak, fuel tank, and side panels. Himalayan 450 is equipped with a stubbier exhaust as seen in the teaser. It is also set to get larger around a 20-liter fuel tank. The braking system will have disc brakes at both ends, integrated with dual-channel ABS as standard. It also comes with 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. Things like front and rear luggage racks, step-up split seats, and rear tail sections will remain the same.
Royal Enfield could launch the Himalayan 450 in Nepal by mid-next year. Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 prices in Nepal are expected to be around NRs. 12.00 lakhs. The Himalayan 450 will compete against the likes of KTM 390 Adventure and the upcoming Hero 450 ADV in Nepal. Royal Enfield is also set to launch the Scram 411 in Nepal.