Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes in India

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Royal Enfield has a nice lineup of bikes which comprises of vintage-style cruisers (Bullet Classic range), tourers (Thunderbird range), an adventure bike in Himalayan and a cafe racer in Continental GT. However, in the domestic market, it now has a competitor in the Street 750 motorcycle from Harley-Davidson. Hence, reports suggest that the company is working on a new 750cc engine. Which of its bikes will sport this engine? Is there any all-new versions of past or existing models the company is working on? Find out in our list of upcoming new Royal Enfield bikes in India.

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes in India

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes in India

Interceptor 750

Price ₹ 3.50 lakh
Launch Date June 2018
Engine Fuel-injected, parallel-twin, 750cc
Power 46BHP
Torque 62Nm
Transmission 6-speed

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes - Royal Enfield Continental GT 750cc

The Interceptor 750 will likely be among the first Royal Enfield bikes to sport a parallel twin engine. This engine will likely sport fuel injection and liquid-cooling too. The motor makes 46BHP power and 62Nm torque. We expect these power figures to be true as the Continental GT 535cc makes 29.1BHP power and 44Nm torque. The bike also has twin exhausts, each slung on either side of the bike. The motorcycle will likely have a twin-pod instrument cluster. Upon launch, this bike will compete against the likes of Harley Davidson Street 750.

Himalayan 750cc

Price ₹ 3.50 lakh – 4.00 lakh
Launch Date August 2018
Engine Fuel-injected, parallel-twin, 750cc
Power 45BHP
Torque 62Nm
Transmission 6-speed

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes - Royal Enfield Himalayan 750cc

The Himalayan is likely to be another bike to get a 750cc engine. It will get slightly revised bodywork to accommodate the new engine. Don’t expect the design of the upcoming Royal Enfield 750 to change though. Coming back to the bike’s engine, it will likely make 45BHP power and 62Nm torque. Sporting fuel injection and liquid-cooling, this engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In all likelihood, the bike’s engine will be a Euro VI-compliant unit, given the bike’s time line.

Himalayan Fuel Injection

Price ₹ 1.60 lakh
Launch Date August/September 2017
Engine Fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 411cc
Power 46BHP
Torque 62Nm
Transmission 6-speed

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes - Royal Enfield Himalayan

The Himalayan, that went on sale in India, had some curious omissions. One of them was the absence of fuel injection. However, Royal Enfield is likely to launch the Himalayan in India which has fuel injection. This engine will make 24.5BHP power @6500rpm and 32Nm torque @4250 rpm. A five-speed gearbox will send this power to the rear wheel. With features such as disc brakes at both ends, electric start and Always-On headlamps, it will be likely be on nice bike to look out for.

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New Bullet Electra

Price ₹ 1.40 lakh
Launch Date March 2018
Engine Fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 346cc
Power 22BHP
Torque 30Nm
Transmission 5-speed

The Bullet Electra is the reason many people know Royal Enfield. However, the company pulled the plug on the bike some time ago. However, it is likely to return to the market as an all-new model with different design and styling. Also, you are likely to see a fuel-injected engine onboard this bike. Displacing 346cc, this bike’s single-cylinder engine will likely churn out 22BHP power and 30Nm torque. This will be a slight increase over the on-sale 346cc carbureted engine. Expect the bike to come with a 5-speed transmission, Always-On headlamps and ABS.

Upcoming New Royal Enfield Bikes in India – Round Up

Bike Price
Continental GT 750cc Rs 3.50 lakh
Himalayan 750cc Rs 3.50 lakh – 4.00 lakh
Himalayan Fuel Injection Rs 1.60 lakh
New Bullet Electra Rs 1.40 lakh

So, these are the upcoming new Royal Enfield bikes you should be aware of. We will keep this post updated as and when we get information on the bikes mentioned above or new ones Royal Enfield may be working on.

Royal Enfield Bikes Prices – Effect of GST

GST has hit Royal Enfield quite hard. A number of its bikes have engine displacing over 350cc. Hence, they attract the maximum tax of 28 per cent under the new indirect tax regime. There is a good chance that, as a result, Royal Enfield is reconsidering its strategy, as far as the Indian market is concerned. Royal Enfield is also likely to experience a dip in its sales numbers, as a result. Here’s the list of all Royal Enfield Bikes and the effect of GST on their prices:

Model Pre GST price(ex-showroom, Chennai) Post GST Price(ex-showroom) Difference In Price
Bullet 350 ₹ 127,925 ₹ 126,264 -₹ 1,661
Bullet Electra ₹ 143,881 ₹ 141,670 -₹ 2,211
Classic 350 ₹ 152,897 ₹ 150,882 -₹ 2,015
Thunderbird 350 ₹ 164,596 ₹ 162,431 -₹ 2,165
Classic 500 ₹ 194,066 ₹ 195,556 ₹ 1490
Classic Desert Storm ₹ 197,173 ₹ 198,808 ₹ 1635
Classic Chrome ₹ 205,902 ₹ 207,379 ₹ 1477
Thunderbird 500 ₹ 207,719 ₹ 209,078 ₹ 1359
Bullet 500 ₹ 183,513 ₹ 184,682 ₹ 1169
Continental GT ₹ 231,336 ₹ 231,637 ₹ 301
Himalayan ₹ 181,437 ₹ 184,154 ₹ 2717

Looking at the list above, we can see that Royal Enfield’s ‘low displacement’ products have benefitted from the GST regime. Also, the not-so-popular Continental GT gets a Rs 301 price hike. However, in general, the prices of most products have not increased by a lot of money. Hence, barring a rethink in strategy in Indian market, not much should concern Royal Enfield when it comes to future product launches.

Conclusion

In the end, while Royal Enfield has been affected by GST’s implementation, its sales in foreign markets is on a rise. This still gives the company some elbow room to develop new products and sell them in India. After all, India is still the biggest market for Royal Enfield and its products. Also, popularity for products such as Himalayan, Bullet Classic and Thunderbird is quite high in India. So, while it there will be a setback for Royal Enfield, expect it to be a short-term impact only. In the end, it should not affect Royal Enfield’s long-term plans,royal enfield 750cc bike images side profile action photo

As far as new launches go, Royal Enfield does have a few in store for us and we don’t think they will be affected in any way by a revision in company’s plans for India.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Are you sure A FRESH ‘Electra’ 2018 will see the day of light,so I can wait for the flag bearer ,will the alloy rim and a 6th gear be also there

  2. Will a all new and fresh ELECTRA see the day of light with allow shell and 6th gear will some more paint choice,so can await to buy till mid 2018

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