Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will more likely be launched within the next three months in India and it could be followed by a neo-retro roadster in early 2024
Royal Enfield confirmed a while ago that the current financial year will see a number of new motorcycle launches from the brand. It comes on the back of good reception for the trio of new 350 cc motorcycles: Hunter, Classic and Meteor in the domestic and global markets. In addition, the flagship 650 cc motorcycles are also performing well in garnering volumes.
Looking ahead, the Chennai-based manufacturer is working on new 350 cc, 450 cc and 650 cc motorcycles while speculations surrounding a brand new 440 cc scrambler and an all-new 750 cc bobber also exist. The upcoming range of 450 cc motorcycles will play a significant role in recording good sales numbers and more importantly, sticking by the latest trend.
The company will introduce the new generation Bullet 350 later this month and it will be followed by the first motorcycle from the 450 cc series as a brand new adventure tourer will hit the scene, powered by a 450 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, capable of producing a maximum power output of around 40 bhp.
It will be paired with a six-speed transmission. The Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 will be equipped with all LED lighting, USD front forks, an all-digital instrument console with Bluetooth, etc and the motorcycles spawned out of the same range in the coming years will also boast similar premium equipment. Judging by the spy images and rumours, RE is developing as many as six 450 cc models.
Besides the Himalayan 450, which will take on KTM 390 Adventure, Royal Enfield is working on a 450 cc Hunter-styled neo-retro roadster; a more hardcore variant of the adv with a flat seat, longer travel suspension and higher ground clearance; a scrambler with underseat exhaust and wire-spoked wheels, etc.
A power cruiser codenamed K1D has also been speculated and it will take inspiration from the Ducati Diavel. In the future, RE will introduce new electric motorcycles as well and they are currently in their prototype stage. A whole new range of 650 cc offerings is in the pipeline too as Royal Enfield plans to further strengthen its product lineup.