In the two-wheeler market of our country, we have bikes ranging from 100cc to 1000cc. While the 100cc bikes are popular for their fuel efficiency, the 1000cc ones are preferred by those seeking high-speed thrills. But there’s another engine segment that captures the fancy of many, notably for its attractive retro aesthetics – the 450cc segment.
Let’s delve into this segment, where renowned brands like Royal Enfield offer a range of bikes, and introduce you to some highly anticipated 450cc bikes set to hit the market soon.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452:
Slated for a launch on November 7, 2023, the Himalayan 452 is a head-turner with its captivating design. The company promises a robust engine, boasting the capacity to generate significant power and peak torque. Industry whispers suggest that it might be priced between ₹2.5 lakh and ₹2.8 lakh.
Royal Enfield Hunter 450:
Pegged for a January 2024 release, the Hunter 450 is essentially the beefed-up engine version of the Hunter 350. It is expected to come with a 450cc engine, and will offer impressive power output and torque. The estimated starting price is around ₹2.5 lakh.
Hero Hurikan 440:
Hero MotoCorp has trademarked the names ‘Hurikan 440’ and ‘Hurikan’. It’s worth noting that the company had collaborated with Harley-Davidson to craft the X440 bike. Therefore, it’s anticipated that Hero might introduce a new bike inspired by the X440, featuring an oil-cooled engine. This bike is likely to make its debut by March 2024.
Aprilia RS 457:
Aprilia is gearing up to unveil its powerful RS 457 bike in the coming weeks. Designed to dazzle, this bike is expected to stand out in terms of its aesthetics. The rumoured ex-showroom price is around ₹4.2 lakh.
As the two-wheeler market continues to evolve, these upcoming 450cc models are bound to fuel the excitement of bike enthusiasts countrywide.