Royal Enfield Roadster 450 Spied Rear

Royal Enfield Roadster 450 is likely to launch by the end of this year

Royal Enfield Roadster 450 spotted testing. The new model is likely to be based on the 450 platform, following the footsteps of the Himalayan. This upcoming addition, tentatively named the Roadster 450, appears to embody a classic roadster design, evident in its round headlight, robust fuel tank and sleek tail section reminiscent of its adventure counterpart, the Himalayan.

Observations from the spy images hint at a feature-rich offering, potentially including all-LED lighting and a circular TFT display, mirroring the technology found in the Himalayan. There’s speculation that cost considerations might lead to a circular LCD cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.

On the chassis front, the Roadster 450 appears to utilise the engine as a stressed member, a common approach in modern motorcycle design. Suspension seems to comprise a telescopic fork at the front and a preload adjustable monoshock at the rear. It features 17-inch alloy wheels, reminiscent of those seen on the Shotgun 650, paired with road-biased chunky tyres.

Braking hardware is expected to feature disc brakes at both ends, likely with dual-channel ABS as standard. The Roadster 450 is likely to share its powerplant with the Himalayan 450, a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with output figures of 39.47 BHP and 40 Nm of torque. However, tweaks to the engine’s tuning and gearing may be in the cards to align with the roadster’s intended performance characteristics.

With an expected launch by the festive season this year and a rumoured price tag around Rs. 2.5 lakhs, the Roadster 450 is poised to enter a competitive segment, facing off against formidable rivals like the Triumph Speed 400 and the KTM 390 Duke.

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Royal Enfield Roadster 450 Spied Rear
Royal Enfield Roadster 450 Spied