First Officially Modified Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Unveiled

  • May 27, 2024
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The 450cc flat tracker will likely replace the FT 411 from Royal Enfield’s Slide Schools. While this will not go into production, Royal Enfield may launch the Scram 440 later

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Based Flat Tracker

A flat-tracker made from a modified Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 has been unveiled at the 2024 Bike Shed Moto Show in London. Called the Sherpa FT, it comes with a typical flat tracker design complete with minimal bodywork, seemingly made out of carbon-fibre, and a flat single-piece seat.

Royal Enfield has spared no expense in making this flat tracker as potent as it can. As you can see, all the unnecessary parts that are required for the bike to be road-legal have been removed, including the lighting system and windshield. The stock handlebar has been replaced by an easier-to-reach and wider Pro Taper handlebar. It also seems to get a quick throttle for better performance and control as opposed to the ride-by-wire throttle in the stock Royal Enfield adventure bike. The handlebar grips are custom too.

The Sherpa FT is equipped with a custom aluminium sub-frame and a custom aluminium swingarm. Whether any changes were made to the internals of the 40.02PS and 40Nm liquid-cooled engine are unknown, but we can see an Arrow free-flow exhaust, which should offer slightly better performance.

Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Based Flat Tracker

Its inverted fork has been replaced with a Nitron telescopic fork, and the stock monoshock has been replaced by a Nitron monoshock. In true flat tracker fashion, it doesn’t have a front brake, whereas the rear has a massive disc with Brembo callipers. It also gets bear claw footpegs for better grip. The Sherpa FT is equipped with chunky Maxxis flat-track tyres wrapped on what looks like a 19-inch front and an 18-inch rear alloy wheels.

It’s natural for Royal Enfield to phase out the existing FT411 flat tracker bike (based on the Royal Enfield Himalayan 411) and replace it with this Sherpa FT, so expect the upgrade to happen later this year at Royal Enfield’s Slide Schools. While the FT 411 was around 15kg less than the 199kg (kerb) Royal Enfield Himalayan 411, expect the Sherpa FT to be even lighter than the stock Himalayan 450.

If you’re wondering whether a production version of the Sherpa FT will be launched in India, Royal Enfield has something entirely different in store. The Chennai-based manufacturer is working on a Royal Enfield Scram 440, which will be based on the Royal Enfield Scram 411, but with a bigger bore, which should make it more powerful than before.

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