Compared to its predecessor, the Himalayan 411, the Himalayan 452 bike boasts a host of subtle yet significant upgrades. These include a sleeker yet more substantial fuel tank, redesigned fenders, and a split-seat arrangement. The bike displays the Himalayan branding on the front mudguard, while Himalayan graphics grace the fuel tank, side panel, and rear fender. There is also an upward-sloping single exhaust with a chrome panel. The image released by the manufacturer reveals that the new Himalayan comes equipped with USD front forks, complete with protective fork covers, and rolls on 21-inch multi-spoke wheels wrapped in off-road tires.
Royal Enfield is now set to give the Himalayan, The Final Test, an expedition that would put the motorcycle’s mettle to trial in the toughest testing grounds on earth. 24 riders will push the limit with the aim to cover more than 5000 kms on 3 now Himalayans, all the way from the factory at Oragadam, Chennai to the world’s highest motorable mountain pass, Umling La in Ladakh to test the motorcycle in long-range, real-world conditions before it’s put in the hands of the consumers.
It’s expected to launch this month so come back when we have more details. For now, you can check out all the photos of the RE Himalayan 452.