Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 – Fuel efficiency, specifications, prices, and more


Royal Enfield debuted its highly anticipated model, the Himalayan 450, to much fanfare last year. Following its thrilling journey through the northern hills, the BikeWale team is now proud to include it in our long-term fleet. With several thousand kilometers already under its belt, the Himalayan 450 is leaving a lasting impression on our team members.

If you’re considering making it your own, here’s what you need to know. At the heart of the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 lies the Sherpa 450 engine, the brand’s latest innovation. Sporting a 452cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled configuration, it delivers a respectable 40bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm at 5,000rpm, mated to a smooth six-speed gearbox. Our hands-on experience with this adventure bike revealed a gentle power delivery up to 4,000rpm, after which it unleashes its potential with a spirited acceleration, making for an exhilarating ride.

During our comprehensive fuel efficiency assessment, the Himalayan 450 demonstrated its practicality by returning an impressive 30.85kmpl. Tested across varied terrains, including bustling city streets and expansive freeways, its 17-liter fuel tank capacity translates to an estimated range of 520km—an admirable feat in its class.

Royal Enfield offers the Himalayan 450 in a vibrant array of five paint schemes, including Kaza Brown, Slate Himalayan Salt, Slate Poppy Blue, Kamet White, and Hanle Black. The Himalayan 450 lineup comprises four distinct variants: Base, Pass, Summit, and Hanle Black. Pricing begins at Rs. 2.85 lakh for the Base model, rising to Rs. 2.89 lakh for the Pass trim, Rs. 2.93 lakh for Summit, and Rs. 2.98 lakh for the top-tier Hanle Black variant (all prices ex-showroom, Chennai). Positioned to compete with formidable contenders like the KTM 390 Adventure, Triumph Scrambler 400X, and the Yezdi Adventure, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 promises an unmatched adventure riding experience for enthusiasts seeking thrills both on and off the road.