All-New Royal Enfield Himalayan Launched; Prices Begin At Rs. 2.69 Lakh

The all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan is a completely new motorcycle with a new engine, new chassis, and new features and electronics.

By Preetam Bora


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Published on November 24, 2023

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  • Prices range from Rs. 2.69-2.84 Lakh
  • Introductory price of Rs. 2.69 Lakh till December 31, 2023
  • Bookings are open for all-new Himalayan

Royal Enfield has launched the all-new Himalayan, with an introductory starting price of Rs. 2.69 lakh (Ex-showroom) at the brand’s annual Motoverse festival in Goa. The new Himalayan is a completely new motorcycle from the ground up, sharing nothing with its predecessor, the Himalayan 411. The new Himalayan is offered in three variants – Base, Pass and Summit, with the Base variant offered in a Kaza Brown colour option, while the Pass variant is offered in Slate Himalayan Salt and Slate Poppy Blue. The top-spec Summit variant is available in a choice of two colours – Hanle Black or Kamet White.


Royal Enfield Himalayan: Variants & Pricing


Variant & ColourPrice (Ex-showroom)
Base (Kaza Brown) Rs. 2.69 Lakh (Introductory till Dec 31, 2023)
Pass (Slate Himalayan Salt)Rs. 2.74 Lakh 
Summit (Kamet White)Rs. 2.79 Lakh
Summit (Hanle Black)Rs. 2.84 Lakh


Also Read: Top 5 Highlights Of New Royal Enfield Himalayan


New Sherpa 450 engine makes 39.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm at 5,500 rpm.


It gets a new liquid-cooled 452 cc engine, a first for Royal Enfield, with a 6-speed gearbox, as well as slip and assist clutch and mounted on a new twin-spar steel tube frame, with new Showa suspension, and ride-by-wire throttle with two riding modes. The new engine, called the Sherpa 450, comes with a four-valve head and DOHC set up, and produces 39.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The Sherpa 450 employs new technologies, including a semi-dry sump and DLC coating. Its changes, new technologies as well as features are all detailed in this story of the Sherpa 450 engine


Royal Enfield Sherpa 450 Engine Specifications:

TypeLiquid-Cooled, Single-Cylinder, 4-Valve, DOHC
Displacement452 cc
Bore x Stroke84 mm x 81.5 mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Maximum Power39.5 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Peak Torque40 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
Idle Rpm1,300 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed8,750 rpm
Starting SystemElectric Start
LubricationSemi-Dry Sump
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Slip & Assist
Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection, 42 mm Throttle Body, Ride-By-Wire System


Also Read: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Vs Rivals Specs Comparison 


Features of All-New Royal Enfield Himalayan:

  • New Sherpa 450 liquid-cooled engine
  • New tubular steel twin-spar frame
  • 43 mm USD Showa SFF
  • Updated brake rotors (with switchable rear ABS)
  • New circular TFT Tripper dash with full-map navigation
  • All-LED lighting
  • Ride-by-wire with two ride modes 



Cross-spoke wheels which offer tubeless tyres have yet to be homologated for India, and is likely to take a few months, before the wheels are homologated, and then the manufacturing, as well as the new Himalayan shod with tubeless tyres before they are offered in the domestic market. For overseas markets, the new Himalayan will come with tubeless tyres in the top variants through the Make It Yours configurator.



New 4-inch TFT screen has Bluetooth connectivity and has auto day and night modes, along with different screen layouts.


On the feature list, the new Himalayan gets two ride modes – Performance and Eco, with Eco mode softening throttle response and offering less power in the first four gears for a more relaxed riding experience. The bike gets braking set-up from ByBre with standard dual-channel ABS. The ABS on the rear wheel can be switched off, both in Performance and Eco modes. The new Himalayan also gets an industry-first full-map navigation, powered by Google Maps, which can be projected on the four-inch, circular TFT instrument console via the Royal Enfield app connected through a smartphone. Along with it, riders can also switch between different screen layouts or choose to switch to turn-by-turn navigation instead. 


Also Read: Specifications Of New Royal Enfield Himalayan 450


New twin-spar steel chassis with engine as a stressed member, 43 mm USD SFF front suspension with 200 mm travel and 230 mm ground clearance.


The new Himalayan 450 is built around a new twin-spar steel chassis that is lighter than the one on the outgoing model. In terms of dimensions, the new bike is longer and wider than the outgoing model. The wheelbase now stands at 1510 mm, 45 mm more, while ground clearance is up by 10 mm, which is now at 230 mm. The Himalayan 450 gets an inverted 43 mm Showa separate function fork (SFF) up front and a preload adjustable monoshock. Suspension travel at both ends is 200 mm.


Wide handlebar offers good reach for both sitting and stand-up riding and 17-litre fuel tank should offer very good range.


The fuel tank now has a fuel carrying capacity of 17 litres compared to 15 litres capacity of the outgoing model. The new Himalayan 450 also features an adjustable seat offering a range of seat height from 825 mm to 845 mm on the standard seat. An optional low seat offers a height which is adjustable from 805 mm to 825 mm. The kerb weight of the new Himalayan is 196 kg, three kilograms less than the outgoing model.


We’ve already experienced the Himalayan 450 riding it in the Himalayas over two days, and you can read all about it in our first ride review of the new Himalayan. For a more concise opinion of the bike, also check out our first ride video review of the all-new Himalayan.




Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Chassis & Suspension Specs:

FrameSteel, Twin Spar Tubular Frame
Front Suspension43 mm Showa SFF USD
Front Wheel Travel200 mm
Rear SuspensionLinkage-Type Monoshock
Rear Wheel Travel200 mm
Front Wheel21-inch wire spoke
Rear Wheel17-inch wire spoke
Front Tyre Size90/90-21
Rear Tyre Size140/80-17
Seat Height (Standard)825-845 mm (Adjustable)


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