Testing of the Royal Enfield Roadster 450 has been observed.

Royal Enfield is working on expanding its lineup based on the 450 platform, with the Roadster 450 being one of the upcoming models. Spy pictures of the bike reveal a classic roadster design, featuring a round headlight, robust fuel tank, small side panels, and a sleek tail section reminiscent of the Himalayan. The integrated tail light and indicator setup from the Himalayan also make an appearance.

Expected features include all-LED lights, a circular TFT dial (similar to the Himalayan), and the possibility of a circular LCD cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. The chassis uses the engine as a stressed member, with suspension consisting of a telescopic fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, similar to the Shotgun 650, with road-biased chunky tires.

Braking components include front and rear disc brakes, possibly the same as on the Himalayan, and standard dual-channel ABS.

The Roadster 450 is likely to share the same engine as the Himalayan 450, a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit producing 39.47bhp at 8,000rpm and 40Nm at 5,500rpm. Royal Enfield may adjust the engine's tune and gearing for the roadster's intended performance and rideability.

Anticipated to launch in the coming months, the Roadster 450 is expected to be priced around Rs 2.4 lakh, competing with the Triumph Speed 400 and the KTM 390 Duke.

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