In this latest video, a foreigner ends up testing the top speed of the RE Himalayan 452. In essence, the 452 serves as the successor to the 411, making it the latest addition to the motorcycle market. The recently revealed new Himalayan has already garnered media reviews, thanks to its numerous enhancements in terms of its appearance, features, and engine. It will be available from November 24 onwards. In this video, a foreigner takes the pre-production model out on a highway to test its top speed. Here are the details.
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Top Speed of RE Himalayan 452
The video comes from Itchy Boots on YouTube. She is a prominent YouTuber who travels around the world. She is particularly a bike enthusiast. That is why Royal Enfield gave the pre-production model to her to take around the country. She commenced her journey from Leh and Ladakh a few days ago. Currently, she is in Rajasthan. In this part of the vlog series, she takes on an expressway toward Jaisalmer. During this journey, she got empty stretches of roads. She was able to clock a top speed of 140 km/h on the RE Himalayan at one point. This clearly indicates that the new Himalayan is not just an off-roader, but a highway tourer too.
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The Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 is equipped with a robust 452-cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC 4V engine that delivers a substantial 40.02 PS of power at 8,000 RPM and 40 Nm of torque at 5,500 RPM. This powerful engine is paired with a 6-speed slip & assist gearbox featuring a wet multi-plate clutch and a 42 mm throttle body with a Ride-by-Wire system. The engine’s bore and stroke dimensions measure 84 mm and 81.5 mm, respectively. The bike is constructed on a twin-spar tubular steel frame and boasts a 43 mm USD front fork with 200 mm of wheel travel, complemented by a linkage-type mono-shock at the rear with 200 mm of wheel travel.
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With a length of 2,245 mm and a substantial wheelbase of 1,510 mm, the new Himalayan maintains its adventurous spirit, offering an impressive ground clearance of 230 mm. The seat height can be adjusted between 805 mm and 845 mm to accommodate a variety of riders. The motorcycle has a dry weight of 181 kg and features a generous fuel tank capacity of 17 litres. It rides on a 90-section 21-inch tire at the front and a 140-section 17-inch tire at the rear. Braking performance is enhanced with a 320 mm ventilated disc and double-piston calliper on the front wheel, while the rear wheel is equipped with a 270 mm ventilated disc and a single-piston calliper. The comprehensive updates to the new Royal Enfield Himalayan are readily apparent.
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What We Think
The RE Himalayan 452 is a welcome update in its current avatar. The bike barely retains anything from the outgoing model. This ensures that the riders will experience an entirely new motorcycle from the ground up. It now offers a much better and more powerful performance, more rugged capabilities, updated off-roading specs and more. The new Himalayan has certainly made things exciting in this segment. It rivals the likes of the KTM 390 Adventure, Yezdi Adventure and Triumph Scrambler 440X. The prices will be announced soon.
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