In a rather disappointing news for its fan, the popular bike maker Royal Enfield has decided that it won’t showcase its products at the upcoming Auto Expo in February. The Indian Auto Expo is one of the biggest automotive shows in the world which showcases vehicles and concepts developed by different car makers. A lot of manufacturers use this platform to generate hype about their upcoming products and concepts that they have been looking to put into mass production. However, Royal Enfield not participating in the show might mean that we are not getting a new RE branded product anytime soon.
Royal Enfield Had Showcased Its Products At EICMA Already
The move is not very surprising since Royal Enfield’s two of the highly awaited motorcycles – Interceptor and Continental GT had been showcased at the EICMA in Milan late last year. The bike maker introduced the two motorcycles with distinctive platforms though sharing the same 650cc engine developed in house by the company. The twin parallel 650cc engine produces 47BHP of power and 52Nm of torque thus becoming the most powerful of the current lot in the company’s catalogue. The two bikes are expected to make their debut in Europe sometime in the coming months which will be followed by a launch in India soon after.
Another Royal Enfield product in the pipeline is the second iteration of the troubled bike Himalayan which is likely to get the same the same engine as the Interceptor and Continental GT but will come at a later date than these two motorcycles. The bigger engine will eliminate the biggest problem of the first generation adventure motorcycle that is the lack of power.
Seven Other Manufacturers Along With Royal Enfield To Give Auto Expo A Miss
If the reports are to be believed than seven other manufacturers are too going to bunk the Auto Expo in Delhi. Volkswagen, Skoda, Fiat, Jeep, Ford and Nissan reportedly have no products in their pipeline for India or are not ready to showcase them either way.
Along with Royal Enfield, Bajaj is the second Indian bike maker that might not be present at the show. Although there have been continued reports about the upcoming Avenger that will be beefier in order to compete with bigger cruisers, the company does not seem to be ready to show the motorcycle. Anyway, we are definitely getting to see the Interceptor and Continental GT very soon.