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RE Himalayan 450 | The Mountain Child | First Ride Review

With the Himalayan 450, Royal Enfield has reached a new summit. Highest one it has ever reached in its lustrous as well as bleak history.

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Performance , Suspension , Handling

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Joystick operations

Overview

Terrain as hostile as it can get and the landscapes? More transcendent than Vincent Van Gogh’s best masterpieces. People and the culture? True to their intent. The Himalayas have a certain mystical energy associated with them. Being the youngest and one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the world, not to forget highest as well, the Himalayas are ever evolving. It only makes sense for a motorcycle that has been conceived in the land of high passes to constantly evolve too. Not just mere evolution but if a motorcycle is carrying the same namesake as the fabled Himalayas, it has to be immensely capable. So is the all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan just that? The answer lied in the Himalayas, we just had to seek.

A new summit

With the Himalayan 450, Royal Enfield has reached a new summit. Highest one it has ever reached in its lustrous as well as bleak history because the Himalayan 450? It is the best Royal Enfield to date. The way it has evolved from what it was, is groundbreaking. Forget kitchen sink, RE has thrown a whole IKEA store at it, leaving no stones unturned in making it another blockbuster to roll out of their production line. It has basically rectified all the cons of the Himalayan 411 and has amplified all the good characteristics of it like accessibility and immense capability. With a substantially more powerful engine, riding dynamics that inspire confidence without taking the terrain or surface into consideration and all the technology and features it is bundled up with, it's hard not to recommend the Himalayan 450.

On a side note, keep the mountains clean, people! Himalayas are God's own masterpiece and you should preserve a masterpiece, not burn it down. Keep your filth restricted to your homes and let the mountains remain pious. 



TopGear Magazine May 2024