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Royal Enfield Himalayan 450: 10 observations from my showroom visit

It is priced quite well, backed by the widest dealer and service network, we have a winner here.

BHPian Legal_Eagle recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Hi everyone, had the opportunity to see the Himalayan 450 during the unveiling at Kwality RE, Banashankari.

Here are a few of my observations:

  1. The bike looks substantial, build quality is leagues above the current Himalayan.
  2. The seat felt cushy, but need to test it for long runs
  3. Rear suspension felt like magic, it is supple
  4. Paint quality felt very good
  5. The bike felt pretty well balanced and light on its feet than what the spec sheet suggests
  6. Switch gear mostly felt average, couldn’t check the features of the dash but the display looked sharp
  7. Do not know the differences between variants yet apart from the colours
  8. Sounds better than KTM ADV390
  9. Ride by wire felt crisp, but a proper test ride would give a much better idea
  10. As per the representative, test rides from tomorrow or Monday depending on RTO approval, colour Kaza Brown-test ride vehicle, and deliveries to commence in December.

Will share more details after a test ride.

Bottomline: It is priced quite well, backed by the widest dealer and service network, we have a winner here. Personally, I am interested. Let us see how the test ride goes.

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