India may soon get 7 new bikes from one of India’s favourite bike manufacturers – Royal Enfield. The retro-motorcycle brand Royal Enfield is aiming to create new segments besides offering more to consumers in existing segments. Let’s check out some of the facts about the new range of bikes by Royal Enfield.
Royal Enfield unveiled the Interceptor 650 and the Continental 650 bikes at the EICMA Motor Show in Milan. The motorcycle manufacturer unveiled the most anticipated bikes with an aim to revive its twin heritage. Continue reading to know more about the bikes…
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 cafe racer will come with a brand new, four stroke, 650 cc, air cooled, twin cylinder engine. This engine will be tuned to produce about 47 Bhp-52 Nm. The Enfield Continental 650 will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The bike will feature cafe racer styling, coupled with a more aggressive riding position. The new bike is likely to be priced a little more than 3-4 lakh mark. It is expected to be introduced in India after midyear in 2018.
Unveiled last month at Milan the Interceptor 650 is likely to be introduced in India in the second half of 2018. The Interceptor 650 will share its 650cc engine, 6-speed manual gearbox and other cycle parts with the Continental GT 650. ABS (anti-lock braking system) and fuel injection will be standard in the bike. The bike may be launched in India at a starting price between Rs. 3-4 lakh. This bike from Royal Enfield is expected to be the most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle in the country.
Royal Enfield Classic ABS range
From the safety point of view ABS (anti-lock braking system) will become mandatory from April 2018 for all new bikes above 125 cc. Following the notification, twin disc brakes and ABS will come as standard across the entire range of Royal Enfield Classic 350 as well as Royal Enfield Classic 500 retro motorcycles. The improved braking performance will enhance safety by many notches in the Classic ABS range. With improved safety, the price too is expected to go up.
Himalayan ABS & Himalayan 650
The bike manufacturer is planning to introduce a bigger-engine in the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The new bike from the manufacturer may be unveiled sometime in next year. There is a chance that the current 411 cc engine might get replaced by the 650 cc, parallel twin engine which will power the Interceptor and the Continental GT.
Bullet 350/500 ABS
The entry-level Royal Enfield Bullet 350 from the automaker, and its bigger sibling – the Bullet 500 will soon get ABS after the mandate. The longest serving bikes from Royal Enfield will get a contemporary infusion in terms of safety and is likely to be welcomed by the prospective consumers. ABS will ensure better safety in the Enfield Bullet 350 and 500.
Thunderbird 350/500 ABS
Though the Thunderbird twins – 350 and 500 come with twin disc brake options, yet the both will get ABS for better breaking and safety. The ABS system in the thunderbird is expected to be a twin channel unit which will work on both the wheels – front as well as the rear. The Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500 ABS are anticipated to be introduced in India before April 2018 with an expected price hike of around Rs. 10,000.