It is no news that Royal Enfield is creating a number of motorcycles based on its 450 platform to follow the recently introduced Himalayan. One of the bikes on the platform is the Roadster 450, and spy photos of it offer a lot of information.

For starters, the bike has a traditional roadster style, as evidenced by the circular headlight, big fuel tank, short side panels, and sleek tail section that resembles the Himalayan’s. The Roadster 450 also features the ADV’s integrated taillight and indicator arrangement.

Royal Enfield Roadster 450
Royal Enfield Roadster 450

In terms of features, it should include all-LED lighting and possibly the Himalayan’s circular TFT dial. If component prices are a problem in terms of pricing, the Roadster 450 is likely to receive a circular LCD cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.

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The engine appears to be used as the stressed part in the chassis. The suspension system includes a telescopic fork and a preload adjustable mono-shock. The bike appears to have 17-inch alloy wheels on either end, with a design similar to that of the Shotgun 650. The tyres appear thick and are road-biased.

The braking system comprises of a disc brake in the front and back, presumably the same as seen on the Himalayan. Dual-channel ABS will be standard.

According to the photos of the test bike, the engine should be the same one that debuted in the Himalayan 450, down to the design of the exhaust. This liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces 39.47bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm at 5,500rpm in the ADV. We could see Royal Enfield fine-tune the engine and possibly the gearing to provide a roadster’s desired performance and rideability.