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2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Specs Revealed

Updated: Nov 8, 2023


It's official! Royal Enfield's all-new Himalayan is hitting the road in 2024 with the new bike making a giant leap forward from its much-loved predecessor. We can finally talk about the specs of the new Himalayan so let's dive in!


At the centre of the all-new Himalayan is an all-new engine called the Sherpa 450. The 452cc single-cylinder engine is putting down a claimed 40PS and 40Nm of peak torque - a 65% increase in power and 25% increase in torque from the 411 - the Sherpa is the first engine from Royal Enfield to use water-cooling, a DOHC head, DLC coatings, an 11.5:1 compression ratio, and a six-speed gearbox. The clutch is a slip-and-assist unit which allows for a lighter feel at the lever as well as prevents the rear wheel from locking due to improper downshifting. The engine is also mounted at a 21º forward angle to help the bike's weight distribution and handling. Service intervals are set at 10,000km and fuel consumption is a claimed 28.15kmpl according to WMTC testing.



An issue with the previous Himalayan was the location of its airbox under the seat meant standing ergonomics and wading depth weren't optimised, so for the 450 Royal Enfield has rectified this by moving the airbox to under the 17-litre fuel tank which has allowed them to slim the bike down through the legs and provide drastically improved standing ergonomics.


The new Himalayan also utilises a ride-by-wire throttle (another first for RE) which allows for the bike to feature two throttle maps - eco and performance on which each can have the rear ABS deactivated for riding in the dirt.



This is controlled via Royal Enfield's new Tripper TFT Dash unit, a circular TFT which allows for Google Maps to be run through the Royal Enfield app and displayed on the top half of the screen. It is an incredibly light unit, and Enfield has cleverly developed it to be able to be updated via the app - essentially future-proofing the unit.


Lighting is all LED with the headlight shared with the Super Meteor. The rear indicators feature integrated brake lights as adding a traditional tail light limits rear wheel articulation.


The suspension comes in the form of 43mm USD Showa SFF forks and a rear shock with pre-load adjustment, both offer up 200 mm of travel. The latter can be achieved easily thanks to the class-leading toolkit Royal Enfield is shipping the new Himalayan which features not only the usual spanners but a C-spanner to adjust the rear shock's preload collar.



Ground clearance is listed as 230mm while seat height from the standard seat can be adjusted with two positions - a low 825 mm-845 mm. A low seat option drops this down to 805-825mm while a Rally seat is one of 30 factory accessories the bike is set to launch with.


Rolling stock is a 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wrapped in 90/90-21 and 140/80-17 CEAT adventure rubber. The new Himalayan sees the brand moving to a tubeless spoked wheel design for the New Zealand market giving Royal Enfield a real point of difference to its competition in the lightweight adv sector.


That all-important weight number is 198kg fully fueled and ready to ride.


Pricing is yet to be finalised, but Eicher Motors CEO Siddhartha Lal promised the Himalayan won't lose its focus on being an incredibly accessible adventure bike.


We've been lucky enough to be invited to the global launch based out of Manali, India and will have full riding impressions along with video of the bike in action for you once the embargo lifts.



2024 ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN 450 FULL SPECS


TYPE | LIQUID-COOLED, SINGLE-CYLINDER,DOHC,4VALVES

BORE X STROKE | 84 MM X 81.5 MM

DISPLACEMENT | 452CC

COMPRESSION RATIO | 11.5:1

MAXIMUM POWER | 40.02PS @ 8000RPM

MAX TORQUE | 40NM @ 5500RPM

IDLE RPM | 1300 RPM

STARTING SYSTEM | ELECTRIC START

LUBRICATION | SEMI-DRY SUMP

ENGINE OIL GRADE | 10W40 AI SN, SAO MA2, SEMI SYNTHETIC

CLUTCH | WET MULTIPLATE, SLIP & ASSIST

GEARBOX | 6-SPEED

FUEL INJECTION | ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION, 42MM THROTTLE BODY, RIDE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM


CHASSIS &SUSPENSION

TYPE | STEEL, TWIN SPAR TUBULAR FRAME

FRONT SUSPENSION | UPSIDE DOWN FORK, 43MM

FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL | 200MM

REAR SUSPENSION | LINKAGE TYPE MONO-SHOCK

REAR WHEEL TRAVEL | 200MM


WHEELBASE | 1510MM

GROUND CLEARANCE | 230MM

LENGTH | 2245MM

WIDTH | 852MM

HEIGHT | 1316MM

SEAT HEIGHT | 825MM (STANDARD SEAT ADJUSTABLE TO 845MM) 805MM (LOW SEAT ADJUSTABLE TO 825MM)

DRY WEIGHT | 181KG

KERB WEIGHT (90% FUEL + OIL) | 196KG

PAYLOAD WITH STANDARD EQUIPMENT | 198KG

FUEL CAPACITY | 17.0 LITRES


TYRES FRONT | 90/90-21

TYRES REAR | 140/80-17

BRAKES FRONT | HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE, 320MM VENTILATED DISC, DOUBLE PISTON CALIPER

BRAKES REAR | HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE, 270MM VENTILATED DISC, SINGLE PISTON CALIPER

ABS | DUAL CHANNEL ABS, SWITCHABLE


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | 12V

BATTERY | 12V, 8 AH

HEADLAMP | LED HEADLAMP

TAIL LAMP, TURN SIGNAL LAMP | INTEGRATED TURN AND TAIL LAMP, ALL LED

OTHER EQUIPMENT | RIDE MODES, USB TYPE C CHARGING POINT

CLUSTER | 4-INCH ROUND TFT DISPLAY WITH PHONE CONNECTIVITY, FULL MAP NAVIGATION (POWERED BY GOOGLE MAPS), MEDIA CONTROLS






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