RE will be introducing a total of 5 motorcycles within the next few months here in India including an 800cc plus bobber motorcycle
Royal Enfield is definitely keeping themselves busy this year. They have planned a slew of new launches within the next few months for the Indian customers. This is not an unknown fact anymore that RE will be launching the most anticipated flagship 650 twins in November itself while some other existing motorcycles in their lineup will also receive their much-needed updates as well.
So without wasting any more time let us get straight into the details of the top 5 Royal Enfield motorcycles launching soon in India.
1. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
RE will be introducing the Continental GT 650 on 14th of November 2018 which is one-half of their 650 twins. The motorcycle recently debuted in the US market and is also one of the most anticipated motorcycle launches of 2018 for India. Powered by a 648 cc parallel twin unit this motorcycle makes about 47 Hp of peak power and 52 Nm of peak torque.
The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Continental GT650 will attract those buyers who loves slightly sportier riding position and is actually a cafe racer styled motorcycle by nature. The motorcycle also gets slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS as standard.
2. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The Interceptor 650 will be the cheapest twin cylinder motorcycle of India when it finally launches here beating the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which currently owns the tag. The Interceptor 650 also shares the same chassis and engine with the Continental GT 650 and even gets the same features as standard including the Slipper clutch and dual channel ABS setup.
The Interceptor is more of a highway cruiser and people will love this motorcycle especially for its retro appeal, bigger fuel tank, and comfortable riding position. The 650 will sit on top of the Classic and Thunderbird 500 range and will be one-half of the two flagship offerings from RE for the Indian market.
3. Royal Enfield 830 Bobber
This particular motorcycle attracted a lot of attention when it was recently teased by RE. The Bobber styled motorcycle will be unveiled at the 2018 EICMA and reports state that it will be powered by a liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine with around 834cc of displacement. The motorcycle is expected to generate power output in the range of 81 to 91 Bhp while the torque figure output still remains a mystery.
The new engine has been developed in association with Eicher Motors alliance with US-based Polaris Industries. The long wheelbase cruiser which is still in its developmental stages and will be the flagship offering from RE when launched.
The motorcycle which will debut at the EICMA is still a prototype but expect the production-spec variant to be heavily inspired from this motorcycle that is for sure. We will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available with us.
4. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and 500 ABS
RE has already launched ABS equipped variant Classic 350 Signals edition now they will slowly be equipping their entire motorcycle range with either single channel or dual channel ABS safety feature. The next few motorcycles in the line which will be equipped with ABS are the standard Bullet 350 and Bullet 500.
The Standard 350 as well as the 500 is the most affordable Royal Enfield motorcycles and they get a single disc brake towards the front and drum brakes towards the rear. We do believe that these motorcycles will be getting a single channel ABS setup for its front wheels only to keep the aggressive pricing intact.
5. Thunderbird ABS
We were actually quite surprised when RE decided to add ABS on the Classic 350 range first instead of Thunderbird. Although we understand that Classic is their best selling model and thus it needed an update first. However, RE will also be adding a dual channel ABS setup on both the Thunderbird 350 and 500 soon which is actually a good thing.
Apart from the new dual channel, ABS does not expect it to receive any more updates to the motorcycle. As far as the launch dates of these ABS versions are concerned you can all expect them to be launched before the April 2019 deadline for sure.