RE India is Planning to Reintroduce the Sherpa in 2020

  • Published By: Jitendra.arora@droom.in
  • 6 January 2020
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Given the Royal Enfield's heritage, we speculate that the Sherpa could be the 250cc motorcycle as the manufacturer plans to launch in India.

We know that in 2020, Royal Enfield will introduce new motorcycles to expand its line-up. The selling of 350cc motorcycles is currently decreasing and they are taking steps to increase demand through the introduction of BS6-compliant engines and new paint schemes. The 650cc got a very positive response from both the media and customers. Due to the performance of its parallel-twin engine, which is buttery smooth compared to the other Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Royal Enfield Interceptor and the Continental GT have sold well. When you compare the twins to the other parallel-twin motorcycle, they are placed very competitively in the Indian and foreign markets.

Now, speaking of the new motorcycle, the manufacturer based in Chennai has just filed a trademark application for the name "Sherpa". Sherpa was once a motorcycle sold by Royal Enfield in the 1960s. It was powered by Villiers Engineering's 173cc, two-stroke, single-cylinder engine. The engine was fitted with a 4-speed gearbox and a clutch on multiplate. Villiers Engineering became part of Norton-Villiers-Triumph as the bulk of the shares were owned at the time. The company eventually collapsed and was dissolved in 1978. 

Royal Enfield Sherpa has been advertised as a motorcycle that is safe and economic. The company claimed that around 90kmph could reach the motorcycle. Eventually, as the "Royal Enfield Crusader," the Sherpa was discontinued and redesigned. Also, the Crusader was available with a 250cc engine. 

Given the Royal Enfield's heritage, we speculate that the Sherpa could be the 250cc motorcycle as the manufacturer plans to launch in India. From now on, there is no information about RE's 250cc bikes. When launched, however, they will be much smoother and more polished than the current bikes generation and will be competitively priced on the Indian market.

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