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Himalayan 450 – Press at the Global Launch


Don’t just take our word for it 😉

Amidst the stunning Himalayan backdrop, members of the Australian and New Zealand motorcycle Media put the new Himalayan 450 to the test in some of the most rugged conditions, sharing their unique experiences in exclusive reviews.

Bike Rider Magazine (BRM NZ)

“It is definitely worlds ahead of anything we’ve seen from RE…” – Paul Lance

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Australian Adventure Bike

“Now, they say evolution, I reckon it’s a revolution!”. – Andrew Clubb

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Australian Dirt Bike Magazine (ADB)

“Nothing could kill the Himalayan.” – Mitch Lees

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“The front suspension has had a massive overhaul to an upside-down separate-function Showa fork enabling 200mm of wheel travel.” – David Watt

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“The new Himalayan has the spirit of a big bore adventure bike that has been scaled down for accessibility, with a nice sprinkling of technology.” – Karen Anderson

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Kiwi Rider Magazine /

“Power from the all-new Sherpa 450 engine is up a whopping 65% over the 411, with peak power claimed at 40hp (from the 24.3hp of the 411). Peak torque is also up 25% over the 411, with the 450 pumping out a healthy 40Nm.” – Matthieu Day-Gillett

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There is no predictable journey in the Himalayas.

There was no one machine designed for this journey. Until now. The all-new Himalayan built by the Himalayas. A motorcycle with a strong adventure lineage yet remains true to our philosophy of pure motorcycling. The all-new Himalayan retains the capability, versatility and the ability to go anywhere your adventure takes you. Nothing you don’t need and everything that you do for the changing times. #AllRoadsNoRoads


Watch what the ANZ motorcycle Media have to say about the new Himalayan 450!