Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 launch, GT R650 and 23 custom motorcycles in the Motorverse 2023 Goa

Vagator (Goa) hill rumbled today with the sound of wide-open throttle, vintage classic thrum notes, guitar twang, and the throaty alto of an indie singer. The 13th edition of Royal Enfield’s Motoverse, formerly known as Rider Mania, is bringing together motorcycling, art, and music over three days in Goa, drawing in close to 15,000 enthusiasts.

Riders and non-riders will come together this year thanks to Royal Enfield’s Bullet, Classic 350, Interceptor, Continental GT 650, Super Meteor 650, Himalayan, and Hunter 350 nameplates, among other models.

What’s more in motorverse:
1. Moto Thrill - The centre of a variety of motorcycle activities is Motoverse’s MotoThrill, which offers off-roading, racing, and skill development in addition to galleries, shops, and art.

2. Motosonic - Celebrate 50 Years of Hip Hop with Motosonic’s varied musical lineup featuring Taba Chake, Benny Dayal, Gowri Lekshmi, Ranj & Cliffr, Oaff x Savera, and Tech Panda X Kenzani.

3. Motoville - 23 custom motorcycles from a digital campaign are on display at Motoville in Motoverse, along with an exploration centre, F&B arena, and concert stage.

4. Motoreel Motoreel presents fascinating narratives from adventurers and Dakar rally racers, along with conversations about motorcycle creativity with international custom bike builders.

5. Motoshop - MotoShop is a one-stop shop that offers authentic motorcycle accessories, riding gear and clothing for all your motorcycling needs.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
One of the most anticipated bikes of 2023 makes its Indian debut today, November 24, at the RE Motoverse event in Goa. In India, Royal Enfield unveiled the all-new Himalayan, also known as the Himalayan 450/452. The price for the new Himalayan starts from Rs 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been completely redesigned, with a new twin-spar frame and a larger capacity engine.

For the first time, the new Himalayan introduced the Sherpa 450 engine; the two-wheeler features liquid cooling as well as lightweight components, including a forged piston. The increased power output from the engine gives the bike a premium feel and a superior riding experience.

The Himalayan 450 is the company’s first model with Ride-by-wire (RBW), introducing two distinct riding modes, Eco and Performance. Not only that, but the new Himalayan has LED lighting throughout its design, giving it a nice appearance.


1. Engine specifications for the new Royal Enfield motorcycle include a 452 cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine. The engine can generate 40 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm and 39.5 horsepower at 8000 rpm.

2. The suspension duties are Handle by the 43 mm USD forks up front with 200 mm of travel, in conjunction with a 200 mm monoshock at the back that can be adjusted for preload. Two discs, one at the back and one up front measuring 320 mm and 270 mm, are responsible for breaking the motorcycle. The bike has a 17-liter fuel tank and weighs 196 kg. It is equipped with 170-inch wheels and dual-purpose tyres on its front 21-inch wheels.

3. The front and rear forks of the Himalayan 450 have a 200 mm travel, and it has a 230 mm ground clearance. The brand-new bike features a 17-inch rear wheel and a 21-inch front wheel with a tubeless spoke option.

4. The new Himalayan features spoked wheels, a 4-inch circular TFT instrument cluster integrated with Google Maps, riding modes, and LED lights everywhere.

5. The BMW G310 GS, Triumph Scramble 400 X, and KTM 390 Adventure are the bikes that the Himalayan Bike will compete against. The Himalayan gets two riding modes Eco and Sport

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