Royal Enfield is one of the oldest and most established motorcycle manufacturers not just in India, but globally. The brand is seen as more of a lifestyle brand these days. Thanks to the number of enthusiasts out there, sales have grown drastically over the years. Although there has been a slowdown in the market in recent times, Royal Enfield has a few models in the pipeline for the future. We shortlist a few key models.
1) 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350/500
Expected Price: ₹ 1.6 lakh
Expect an updated BS6 engine on the upcoming Royal Enfield Classic 350. It’s expected to come with a fuel-injected system. The current motorcycle employs a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, paired to a 5-speed transmission. The engine produces 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. After having been spied doing its test rounds, we’ve noticed that the front and rear disc brakes have been moved to the right side of the bike. The tail light seems different too and the footrests are now wider. Expect a new seat as well.
2) Royal Enfield Meteor
Expected Price: ₹ 4 – 5 lakh
Royal Enfield bikes showcased a stunning concept at the 2018 EICMA, and it’s called the Royal Enfield KX Concept Bobber that has been inspired by the 1140cc V-twin Bobber. The brand has patented the name Meteor for the European market. This name is likely to be used on the production model of this bike. The KX concept is powered by a new 838cc, V-twin engine that is liquid-cooled and fuel-injected. The bike also features a ride-by-wire system while the chassis had been produced by Harris Performance. There’s a girder fork at the front but the production variant is likely to get telescopic forks. Expect the Meteor to be launched next year.
3) Royal Enfield Himalayan 650
Expected Price: ₹ 3 – 4 lakh
The Himalayan has been a unique product from Royal Enfield since it is the company’s first adventure motorcycle. It’s also their first bike to feature an overhead cam and sports beefy tyres. The current bike employs a 411cc, oil-cooled engine that makes 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque. The Himalayan is expected to be powered by the same 648cc, parallel-twin motor that powers the 650 twins. It produces 47bhp and 52Nm of torque, paired a 6-speed manual transmission. The motor will be BS6-compliant and is expected to have stronger power delivery, which should help it while going off the road. The bike is sure to sporty a tall stance, and thanks to the bigger engine, it is sure to have a big-bike stance as well. Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming bikes, only at autoX.