It looks like Royal Enfield is planning for the future. It has recently announced that it will produce five new bikes by 2023. Indian outlet Gaadiwaadi says that the brand has committed to spending 700 crore rupees (~$7.9M USD) for development of “new platforms and upcoming new products.”
The machines will be produced for the Indian market as well as some international markets. The rumored machines include the following:
- Royal Enfield Meteor 883 – Royal Enfield revealed a new concept machine at EICMA 2018. Called the KX, the concept bike used styling inspiration from the original 1140cc V-twin Meteor. The Meteor is reported will have a new water-cooled fuel injected 883 ccs V-twin engine that produces approximately 90 HP.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 650 – The current Himalayan uses a 411 cc, oil cooled engine that makes approximately 24 HP. In the real world, current owners have complained that 24 HP is not enough. According to Gaadiwaadi, there is a fair chance that Royal Enfield will produce a new Himalayan version using the 648 ccs parallel twin from the INT 650 and Continental GT 650 in a different state of tune.
If these reports are correct, Royal Enfield is upping its ante to meet the changing world of motorcycles.
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