COVID-19 disrupted business operations of automobile brands in the first quarter of 2020. Nationwide lockdown forced the dealerships to close down the shutters, leading to financial losses for the motorcycle brands. Various motorcycle manufacturers are offering heavy discounts on various models plus added incentives like warranty and free accessories. Royal Enfield recently updated its entire motorcycle range to BS6 emission norms. India recently moved away from BS4 to cleaner BS6 emission norms to cut down on the vehicular pollution. Royal Enfield was offering discounts on bikes in May.
Royal Enfield is offering up to 5 years of extended warranty on various BS6 models. This warranty scheme also includes roadside assistance for the buyers. The warranty cost depends on the purchase date (as if the buyer does within 6 months of purchase or after 6 months from sale date). The current scheme is available for UCE, Himalayan BS6 as well as 650 Twins BS4 and BS6 models. The BS4 models of the UCE 350 and 500cc bikes owners can avail a 4-year warranty on these models.
The extended warranty doesn’t cover all the parts and components of Royal Enfield bikes. Components subjected to wear and tear like drive chain, sprocket, fuel filter, clutch plates, wiring harness are not covered under warranty. The Chenna-based automaker isn’t offering the warranty scheme on other parts like brake shoes, fuses, brushes, starter motors and other rubber parts.
BS6 Himalayan motorcycle introductory price begins from Rs 1.87 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). 2020 Himalayan comes in six colour schemes - White, Black, Sleet, Grey, Blue, and Red. Himalayan Edition is powered by a BS6 compliant 411cc, air-cooled, 4-strokes, 2-valve, single-cylinder, fuel injection SOHC engine. It churns out 24.3 bhp of maximum power output at 6500 RPM and 32 Nm of peak torque at 4000-4500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission.
The stock Royal Enfield 650 Twins come with a BS6 compliant 648CC SOHC Air-cooled twin cylinder engine. The BS6 engine delivers 47 bhp of maximum power and 52 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed transmission with the help of a slipper clutch. Price for the Interceptor and Continental GT starts from Rs 2.65 Lakhs and 2.80 Lakhs, respectively. Both the prices are ex-showroom, India.
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