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Somewhere in the Himalayas, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 stretches its legs.
Somewhere in the Himalayas, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 stretches its legs. (Royal Enfield/)

The all new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 debuted at EICMA, taking a bold new step forward for an increasingly popular adventure motorcycle platform. For those close to the North American Milwaukee headquarters, Royal Enfield street bikes are a familiar sight. The new Himalayan 450 looks to build on that with an all-new engine, frame, and increased power. It effectively replaces the 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Some ADV enthusiasts don’t pay mind to the Himalayan. Himalayan enthusiasts happily return the favor. Fun, small, and affordable, the Himalayan makes adventure riding accessible to a broad group of riders. Now they get an all-new 452cc DOHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that puts out 39.4 hp at 8,000 rpm and 29.5 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,500 rpm.

This is a big bump over the previous 411cc SOHC air-cooled single-cylinder mill that gave out 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm and  23.6 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm. It would be fair to say that this engine will likely replace the powerplant in other models including its Scram 411.

The Himalayan 450’s all-new 452cc DOHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.
The Himalayan 450’s all-new 452cc DOHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. (Royal Enfield/)

The new Himalayan 450 also gets a new chassis, with a subframe that’s removable, or more accurately replaceable, in case of crash damage. Front suspension now consists of 43mm upside-down fork with an unchanged 7.8 inches of travel, while the rear sticks with a linkage-type monoshock, now with 7.8 inches (7 inches previously) of travel. The redesigned tank is flared and broader, giving knees a little additional win protection. It also holds 4.5 gallons, or 0.6 gallon more than the previous one. Also, it kinda looks the business, in ADV terms.

Wheelbase has been increased, from 58.0 inches to 59.4 inches. Weight has actually been reduced by 7 pounds, which is something. The seat has been redesigned, with a seat height of 32.4 inches and an available low seat coming in at 31.7 inches. Both can be adjusted to add up to 0.8 inch. It’s almost an inch higher than the previous Himalayan, but overall the dimensions remain highly accessible. Off-road inspired footpegs have removable rubber inserts for when off-road adventure calls.

The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, its namesake environment.
The new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, its namesake environment. (Royal Enfield/)
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, here shown in Slate Poppy Blue.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, here shown in Slate Poppy Blue. (Royal Enfield/)

Instruments have also been redesigned, with a 4-inch round TFT display that integrates all warnings, settings, and even a navigation system powered by Google. That’s a good thing, since some proprietary nav systems (cough, BMW) aren’t the best. A new ride-by-wire throttle allows for three riding modes, while the taillights are now integrated with rear turn signals. Altogether it’s very modern, sleek, and contemporary.

Royal Enfield is never a slouch when it comes to livery and accessorization. To that end, a total of five options are available: Hanle Black, Kamet White, Slate Poppy Blue, Slate Himalayan Salt, and Kaza Brown. The Kamet White has a winter camouflage-inspired design. Perhaps best to avoid ADV trails near the disputed Kashmir region with that one.

Price and availability have not been announced yet, but Royal Enfield generally brings a high bang/buck ratio, so expect something slightly more than the $5,449 MSRP for the 2023 Himalayan.

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: The 2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan Grows Up with Video
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/royal-enfield-himalayan-450-preview/
Published Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2023 17:13:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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