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ADV NewsNext-Gen Royal Enfield Himalayan Full Specs, Details Released

Next-Gen Royal Enfield Himalayan Full Specs, Details Released

Completely revamped Himalayan gets big HP boost, 6-speed, new rider aids & more!

Published on 11.01.2023

ADV Pulse just got done testing the all-new Himalayan in Royal Enfield’s spiritual homeland — the Himalayas. After two days and more than 250 miles of riding in this challenging environment, we’ve gotten a much better understanding of how these epic landscapes shaped the machine into its final form.

We’ve had quite an adventure becoming acquainted with this unique ADV bike and we’re eager to reveal all of our impressions on the revamped Himalayan. We’ll have to wait a few more days before we can share our thoughts on the next-gen model due to a Royal Enfield embargo, but we have been given permission to reveal the features and specs.

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

What’s new? Virtually everything. First up, the next-gen Himalayan now boasts an entirely-new 452cc water-cooled single cylinder engine with dual overhead cams, compared to the previous air-cooled single cam 411cc single. That engine now sits as a stressed member in a twin spar steel frame and is mated to a 6-speed transmission rather than a 5-speed. 

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

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The new Himi also receives a major bump in power, now delivering 39.5 HP vs 24 HP – a much-appreciated jump of 65%. Peak torque also sees a notable increase, going from 23.5 ft-lbs to 29.5 ft-bs.

Both range and fuel efficiency are improved as well, plus the new model sports a 4.5-gallon fuel tank — up .5 gallons from its predecessor. Together with the new engine, the next-gen model is good for a 280+ mile range, according to Royal Enfield. 

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

Thanks to the addition of Ride-By-Wire throttle, the Himalayan now has an electronics package featuring four different rider modes controlling  two power maps (Performance & Eco) together with two ABS options (On & Rear Off). 

An all-new 4” round TFT dash offers a bright, easy-to-read display with a left-hand thumb joystick controller. The new display also features fully-integrated map navigation and turn-by-turn directions powered by Google Maps. Bluetooth phone integration allows you to see your current music selection displayed on the dash. In a nod to its predecessor, Royal Enfield retained a digital version of the beloved dash compass.

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

For enhanced performance both on and off-road, the new frame and swing arm have been substantially beefed up as well. Also, the spindly 41mm traditional fork has been replaced by a stout 43mm upside down unit. Wheel axles have increased in size and the wheels themselves have been widened. All of these changes were made in an effort to create a stiffer, more-rigid platform that can handle higher-performance riding with more precision and confidence. 

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

To enhance off-road capability even more, Royal Enfield increased rear suspension travel from 7.1 inches to 7.9 while also raising ground clearance from 8.6 inches to 9.1 inches. Damping and spring rates have also been optimized for riding in more aggressive off-road terrain and the frame is now narrower in the center for improved stand up ergos

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

Stopping power is one area the old Himilayan clearly needed improvement and Royal Enfield has answered the call with new ByBre stoppers that feature larger brake discs — 320mm in front (+ 20mm) and 270mm in the rear (+ 30mm). Aggressive downshifts are also smoother thanks to a new ‘Assist and Slip’ clutch, plus it makes the finger pull even easier. As before, the Himalayan’s brakes have a 2-channel ABS system with rear ABS defeatable for off-road riding. Wheels are still 21″/17″ tube type but there is an option for cross-spoke tubeless wheels in the up-spec model variants.

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

As for touring amenities, the new Himalayan still comes equipped with a windscreen but it is now a fair bit shorter. A taller windscreen is available though in the accessories catalog. New 1-1/8″ fat bars replace the easy-to-bend 7/8″ bars from the old Himalayan and there are still no hand guards included. For sump protection, there’s now a reinforced plastic skid plate that replaces the previous sheet metal unit. 

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

Seating is still a 2-piece design, yet the pilot seat is now height adjustable. Seat height is 1 inch taller than before in the low position at 32.5 inches (825 mm) and 33.3 inches (845 mm) in the high position. However, a low seat option is also available with adjustable low and high saddle heights of 31.7 in (805 mm) and 32.5 in (825 mm). As before, the bike comes with upper crash bars standard, plus serrated footpegs with removable rubber covers, and there’s a rear rack for carrying luggage.

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs

Probably the biggest surprise is that Royal Enfield was able to improve power and incorporate all of these upgrades without increasing the weight. The new Himalayan is 7 pounds lighter than its predecessor and has also been redesigned with a lower center of gravity to enhance maneuverability.

The new Himalayan will come in five different colorways: Hanle Black, Slate Himalayan Salt, Kaza Brown, Kamet White, and Slate Poppy Blue. Pricing for the U.S. market has not been set but we are expecting an increase. Although Royal Enfield assured us that the price increase will not be as high as one might expect from the improved feature set. We’ll be sure to share that news once it becomes available and look for our full review with impressions on the new Himalayan coming soon!

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs
Stay tuned for our full review of the new Himalayan coming soon!

Royal Enfield Himalayan Specs (Old vs New)

Himalayan 411ccHimalayan 452cc
ENGINE TYPE:Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, SOHC, Air Cooled Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, DOHC, Water Cooled
DISPLACEMENT:411cc452cc
BORE X STROKE:78x86mm84×81.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO:9.5:111.5:1
VALVES:Screw and lock adjustmentShim under bucket
MAX POWER:24.3 bhp (17.88 kW) @ 6500 rpm 39.5 Hp (29.44 kW) @ 8000 rpm
MAX TORQUE:23.6 ft/lbs @ 4000-4500 rpm 29.5 ft-lbs @5500 rpm
CLUTCH:Wet, Multi-Plate Wet multiplate, Slip & Assist
GEARBOX:5 Speed, Constant Mesh 6-speed
LUBRICATION:Forced Lubrication, Wet Sump Semi-dry sump
FUEL SYSTEM:Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection, 42mm throttle body, Ride by Wire
ENGINE START:ElectricElectric 
FRAME TYPE:Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame Twin Spar Tubular Steel Frame engine as stressed member
FRONT SUSPENSION:Telescopic, 41 mm Forks, 7.9 inches (200mm) Travel Showa USD 43mm Forks 7.9 in Wheel Travel
REAR SUSPENSION:Monoshock with Linkage, 7.1 inches (180mm) Wheel Travel Showa Monoshock with Linkage, 7.9 in  Wheel Travel 
WHEELBASE:58 in 59.44 in
GROUND CLEARANCE:8.6 in 9.1 in
LENGTH:86 in 88.4 in
WIDTH:33 in 33.5 in
HEIGHT:53 in51.8 in
SEAT HEIGHT:31.5 in 32.5-33.3 in (standard seat); 31.7-32.5 in (low seat option)
CURB WEIGHT:439 lbs 432 lbs (@ 90% fuel)
FUEL CAPACITY:4 gal 4.5 gallons
FRONT TIRE:90/90-21″90/90-21″
REAR TIRE:120/90-17″140/80-17″
FRONT BRAKES:300 mm Disc, 2-Piston Floating Caliper 320 mm Disc, 2-Piston Floating Caliper 
REAR BRAKES:240 mm Disc, Single Piston Floating Caliper 270 mm Disc, Single Piston Floating Caliper 
ABS:Dual Channel ABS Switchable With Rear Wheel DeactivationDual Channel ABS Switchable With Rear Wheel Deactivation
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V – DC 12V – DC 
BATTERY:12V, 8 AH MF 12V, 8 AH MF 
HEADLAMP:12V, H4-60/55W LED
TAIL LAMP:12V, 4/1W Integrated turn & tail lamp, all LED
TURN SIGNAL LAMP:12V, 10W X 4 Nos. Integrated turn & tail lamp, all LED

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney
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Don F
Don F
November 1, 2023 5:21 pm

How much for the 450?

Jeff
Jeff
November 1, 2023 5:24 pm

This looks like exactly the bike I’m looking for. I wonder how long it will take to arrive in the US?

Bob
Bob
November 1, 2023 8:30 pm

Maintenance interval on the valves, please?

Zack
Zack
November 9, 2023 7:30 am
Reply to  Rob Dabney

But now it goes from a 20 minute job in your garage to a $300 service at the dealer because who wants to deal with the math and the measuring of shim under bucket?

I think this new version of the Himalayan will turn off many of their traditional customers (like me) who just wanted a new-old bike, and the simplicity that came with that.

Kai
Kai
November 1, 2023 11:21 pm

Two rider modes, eco and performance? While I am in general not against electronic rider aids, it is ridiculous on bikes of this power output, when manufacturers implement them just to be able say ”We got em’ too!”
Otherwise: nice improvements and a huge leap forwards compared to the utilitarian first version!

alex
alex
December 8, 2023 1:25 am
Reply to  Kai

The eco mode seems like quite a smart feature. It’s only eco in lower gears for when your commuting then it goes back to full power automatically in the higher gears when you escape the traffic.

Alin
Alin
November 2, 2023 5:38 am

Still too heavy for any offroading. Its just a rugged streetbike with a bit more power.

CiaranD
Ciaran
November 2, 2023 6:00 am
Reply to  Alin

I wouldn’t say it’s too heavy for “any” off-roading. Off-roading is a continuum from easy to extreme. How far one can go on that scale on a given bike depends on skill, strength, and risk tolerance. But in general I agree – this is not a bike I personally would take up an unknown trail into the mountains with no idea what lay before me.

Keith Durkee
Keith Durkee
November 2, 2023 7:11 pm
Reply to  Alin

Not horrible experienced riders wil fine noobs stay on those 250cc or lower put your time in.

Jefferson
Jefferson
November 3, 2023 12:03 pm
Reply to  Alin

Ah yes…the inevitable noob weight whining….

CiaranD
Ciaran
November 2, 2023 5:54 am

It looks like a much superior bike technically, but unfortunately loses the cool utilitarian retro look of the original. Along with the upcoming CFMoto 450MT, we will finally have a couple of semi-credible off-road 450cc ADVs that many of us have been hoping for.

Fshark
Fshark
November 2, 2023 8:30 am

For me, It’s a battle between this and the Kove 450.

Bob
Bob
November 2, 2023 10:00 am
Reply to  Fshark

Really! These two machine have very different missions. Not casually cross shopped.

William Eakins
William Eakins
November 2, 2023 1:24 pm

Thanks Rob, we are looking forward to the update article on ADV Rider. Any info on what type the oil filter is and where it’s located? Thanks Bill

William Eakins
William Eakins
November 2, 2023 1:27 pm

Hi Rob, where those rims aluminum now? The 410 had heavy steel rims. Thanks Bill

D WD
D W
November 2, 2023 2:33 pm

Man, I love my new Transalp, but I may need to get a new Himalayan too…for, reasons.

Alex Bub
Alex Bub
November 2, 2023 2:52 pm

I have used my 2018 Himalayan on a few dual-sport rides and it did fine, including hero sections. Is it my KTM 450EXC or my KTM 520EXC? No, but it works. This new 450 looks dynamite with the updated suspension and power output. Should make a great small ADV bike and also be a capable trail bike for even tough trails.

You get what you pay for. Want the ultimate, pay $12,000 for a KTM500EXC with all the good aftermarket upgrades. This new Himalayan is a step down from that but looks very capable for even seasoned and skilled riders. Plus a good bike on the asphalt. Add some soft bags and hit the ADV routes. RE should sell a lot of these.

Now ….. how about a version with a 500cc twin at close to the same weight? Listening, KTM? Where is that 490 twin you teased us with?

coach62D
coach62
November 2, 2023 4:45 pm
Reply to  Alex Bub

I would like for some people to look at what we were riding in the 1960s and 70s on everything from the street to rocks and hard single track. This bike will fit the need of someone who wants a stout capable bike. I think it would be a nice TAT bike for a lot of people.

Prasenjit Debroy
Prasenjit Debroy
November 4, 2023 9:28 pm
Reply to  Alex Bub

The 490 LC8c platform has been cancelled.

Instead, there will be a new 690 LC8c platform (underbore 790). Should be manufactured in India and China for domestic and international markets.

Ought to be shown in EICMA 2023.

John
John
November 2, 2023 3:22 pm

Damn this is a beautiful piece of machinery. It’s a light year jump ahead of the older 400cc version.

Chuck
Chuck
November 2, 2023 4:15 pm

So thhey don’t mention that gal that has traveled all over Kashmire, India and every where else. That broke this one in on some of the rotton and on roads in Asia? She rode the sample very well and put so many KMs on it with out a break down

Prasenjit Debroy
Prasenjit Debroy
November 4, 2023 9:30 pm

Hey Rob,

Great writeup.

However, the rear tyre on the Himalayan 452 is 140 mm vs 120 mm on the Himalayan 411.

Eakins
Eakins
November 7, 2023 1:07 pm

Modern DR650 off road travel bike there, well done RE!

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