Lately Royal Enfield, one of the most renowned two wheeler manufacturer launched two new models in its Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 series , the Royal Enfield Bullet Classic Chrome 500 and Desert Storm in Mumbai. The two beautiful machines have been priced at Rs. 1.50 Lakh and Rs. 1.44 Lakh respectively and both are single seater ones.
For quite some time Royal Enfield has been working on a 750 CC bike which will be unveiled in the coming years. Venkatesh Padmanabhan, chief executive said “It makes sense for us to move into that (750cc, twin cylinder bikes) category. So many bike companies have been entering India and competition has just begun. However, things are at a very early stage, as neither the volumes from that segment or the commercials seem encouraging,”
The latest word coming from the manufacturer is really interesting which says that very soon we will see diesel powered Enfields on the Indian roads. During late 1990s the bike maker came up with diesel engine Bullets which was an appealing concept but since then the petrol prices were under control and were not skyrocketing as they are now, the manufacturer focused on petrol powered machines.
At present the fuel resource scenario is quite bad and petrol prices are expected to soar more. This has become a concern now and the company is planning to enter the diesel bike segment yet again. The company will introduce diesel models of its Classic 350 and 500 motorcycles which are high on demand right now, both in abroad and in India.
Besides this another great news is about the Royal Enfield Café Racer Concept which was showcased at the 2010 Auto Expo of which a street version is also under consideration and will be introduced in a year or two. I believe Royal Enfield’s plans are praiseworthy and hope to see it getting successful.
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