Royal Enfield is on roll with the recent launch of Meteor 350 in the Indian market. Having a starting price of Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom) India, the two-wheeler automaker is signalling its intent to be a market leader. Recently, Royal Enfield CEO Vinod K Dasari in an interview with a media organization revealed the company's plans for new product introductions. According to him, the brand plans to launch 28 bikes in the next 7 years in India as well as international markets. Further Royal Enfield also has plans to build assembly units in Thailand and Brazil in the coming years. As we await a new motorcycle in the coming few months, we take a look at three of the most anticipated upcoming models from RE.
Royal Enfield Hunter
The upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter has been spied multiple times on Indian roads. The bike is expected to be light in weight in order to target female and young buyers. In appearance, Royal Enfield Hunter's looks are old-school retro with a modern touch. Upfront, the bike sports a circular headlamp with round-shaped LED turn-indicators offering chrome influence. It comes equipped with conventional telescopic front forks and an all-new exhaust system. The two-wheeler caters to a muscular fuel tank and a flat single-piece seat. For better braking capabilites, there will be dual-discs in the front while the rear will provide a single disc along with dual-channel ABS. Its semi-digital instrument cluster will be similar to the recently launched Meteor 350. Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, time, USB charging are some other expected features to come with this motorcycle. Royal Enfield Hunter will be powered by a new 250cc engine with price expected to be around Rs 1.35 lakh to Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom), India.
Reports suggest that the upcoming Royal Enfield Classic 350 launch could take place sometime next year. The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will come equipped with a Tripper navigation system that made its debut with the recently-launched Meteor 350. The rider here can pair his or her smartphone via Bluetooth and view the navigation instructions directly on the instrument panel. The updated 350cc bike will be underpinned by a new modular J platform. The new-gen motorcycle will retain the older model’s silhouette with new features to set itself apart. The two-wheeler will come fitted with the same engine which is seen currently performing its duty on Meteor 350. This happens to be a 349cc air-cooled, single-cylinder unit that produces a maximum power output of 20 bhp and peak torque of 27 Nm. Dual-channel ABS is also expected to be offered with it. Its price could be around Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom), India.
Royal Enfield Roadster 650
Royal Enfield Roadster 650 has been spotted multiple times ahead of an official launch next year. It will be powered by the current 648cc parallel-twin air-cooled engine with its casing coming in a glossy black-finished. The Roadster 650 will feature asymmetric twin-pod console that comes in just launched Meteor 350. The dual exhausts will be different from the current model’s like the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Expect features like turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and phone charging facility to come with bike. Royal Enfield Roadster 650 is being projected as the brand’s flagship model in India. Expect its starting pricing to be around Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom). Besides this, the Roadster should be the most affordable mid-displacement cruiser motorcycle in the country.