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Royal Enfield Guerrilla 450 is set to launch in July

Royal Enfield has made a significant announcement with the global launch of its all-new motorcycle, the Guerrilla, in Barcelona, Spain. This marks a major milestone for the company. The date of the launch 17th of July, was revealed by Royal Enfield CEO and managing director Siddhartha Lal. With more motorcycles set to join the lineup in the coming months, the Royal Enfield family is expanding. Click here to learn more. Now, let's delve deeper into all the information we know about the Royal Enfield Guerrilla. 

What is Royal Enfield Guerilla 

We already know the bike will share its engine with the all-new Himalayan, the 450cc Sherpa engine, the best yet from the RE. Yes, at the office, all the motorcyclists unanimously will choose Sherpa even over the twin-cylinder 650cc. In the Himalayan, the engine produces 40 hp at 8,000 rpm and 40 Nm at 5,500 rpm while being mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Interestingly, the Guerrilla will also lose some weight. However, Guerrilla is by no means an adventure tourer; hence, it will also lose some offroad prowess. The Guerrilla will have a different ECU tune and will take on the heated street naked-class motorcycles. Royal Enfield's teaser shows glimpses of the bike burning out and taking on trails. 

On the front, a circular LED headlight and an off-centred circular instrument are visible. The instrument cluster will likely be the same TFT screen with navigation as the Himalayan. The bike has a bulky fuel tank and a single-piece seat. Noticeably, the seat height is reduced, enabling shorter riders to ride more easily. The suspension setup also has a visible change. The front forks are now ordinary upright gaitered telescopic forks instead of the upside-down forks of the Himalayan. Besides, the bike also sports a 17-inch tyre with alloy wheels on the front and rear. Meanwhile, the Royal Enfield Himalayan wears a huge 21-inch tyre on the front and a 17-inch tyre on the rear. Speaking of tyres, Royal Enfield still has not made tubeless wired rim tyres available for Himalayan in India. However, the Guerrilla will come with tubeless tyres from the factory since they are on alloy wheels. 

TopGear Magazine July 2024