In this post, we shall take a look at the details of the upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycles in India. Royal Enfield is one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the country. It has been around for ages. Its Bullet is the most iconic tourer bike in our market. Apart from that, its portfolio has expanded to a large 650-cc segment as well with the likes of Continental GT and Interceptor. Moreover, RE also offers the hardcore off-roader in the form of Himalayan. Going forward, it will expand this lineup even more. We expect more products to enter in the market in the 650 and 450 segments. Here are the details.
Upcoming Royal Enfield Motorcycles in India in 2024
|Upcoming RE Bikes
|RE Shotgun 650
|RE 450 Roadster
|RE 350 Bobber
|RE Scrambler 650
|RE Himalayan Electric
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Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
Looking to overpopulate the 650-cc segment in the country, Royal Enfield is currently testing the Shotgun 650. It is set to share its powertrain with the Super Meteor 650. While we are uncertain if there will be variations in the Shotgun’s output, we can anticipate its power and torque based on the Super Meteor’s powertrain. However, the distinction will be evident in the engine casing. The Shotgun 650 is expected to feature a blacked-out treatment, in contrast to the glossy finish on the Super Meteor 650. Additionally, the crankcase cover on the Shotgun will bear the ‘Royal Enfield’ logo, differing from the ‘RE’ logo on the Super Meteor 650. It is designed with a fuel tank capacity of 13.8 litres.
The Shotgun will feature the same steel tubular spine frame and a matching suspension setup. This consists of a 43 mm inverted fork at the front with 120 mm travel and twin shock absorbers at the rear, offering preload adjustability. The wheel travel on the Shotgun will be 90 mm, slightly less than the 101 mm on the Super Meteor. Similarly, the brake setup will remain unchanged, featuring a 320 mm disc at the front and a 300 mm disc at the rear, both equipped with twin-piston floating callipers. The dual-channel ABS will be included as a standard feature.
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Royal Enfield 450 Roadster
The new Himalayan has received adulation for being a hardcore off-roading machine. Its new engine and mechanicals are designed to take tons of abuse. Based on the same credentials, we might also soon witness a roadster variant. In fact, we have spotted the test mule on roads on a few occasions now. The aim is to rival the Triumph Speed 400. This will make things very interesting in this expanding segment. It will feature the same 452-cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve engine producing power and torque in the vicinity of 40 hp and 40 Nm. The prices will also hover somewhere around the Himalayan.
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Royal Enfield 350 Bobber
Since the 350-cc category is massively popular for Royal Enfield, we might soon see a new product joining this space. Until now, the Classic 350 has been the defining model for the Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturing giant. But a Bobber bike in this class will be intriguing. It will be built on the J platform and has been spied testing. What is interesting is the fact that it would get a single-seat and a dual-seat configuration, as per the customers’ demands. While a lot of elements will be borrowed from the Classic 350, it will also feature distinct components to establish itself as a proper Bobber motorbike. However, the powertrain will remain the same – a 349-cc single-cylinder engine making 20.2 hp and 27 Nm of peak power and torque.
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Royal Enfield Scrambler 650
Expanding the 650-cc space, Royal Enfield will also launch the Scrambler 650. As is the case with all 650-cc bikes, the Scrambler 650 will also borrow the powertrain from other 650 counterparts. This includes the 649-cc parallel-twin engine. Among its most prominent features are block-pattern tyres, high ground clearance, a long wheelbase, 19-inch spoked wheels at the front, 17-inch spokes wheels at the rear, upside-down forks, two-into-one exhaust system, LED lighting, a ribber-pattern seat, a single-pod instrument cluster, a tall handlebar and much more. All these are catered more toward enthusiasts off-roading rather than long bikes on the highway.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Electric
Just like other automobile giants, Royal Enfield will also become active in the electrification department. The rumours suggest that we might see the first electric motorcycle from Royal Enfield either by the end of this year or sometime next year. In its commitment to smooth electric bike production, Royal Enfield is establishing a specialized assembly line. With an annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 lakh units, this facility underscores the company’s ambitious plans for the EV market. The assembly line will be integrated into the current manufacturing premises, and there are future plans to establish a new greenfield facility at Cheyyar to further bolster production capabilities.
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Royal Enfield is gearing up for an exciting couple of years. In addition to the new products in already established categories like 350-cc, 450-cc and 650-cc, the Indian two-wheeler is also focusing its energy and resources on electrification. Electric mobility seems inevitable. Just like carmakers are switching to EVs rapidly, bike manufacturers are also announcing ambitious plans to electrify their portfolios. In fact, there have been so many startups in this industry in recent times. Let us keep an eye out for these upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycles in India.