Royal Enfield plans to expand its Indian and global product portfolio in the coming years. The company aims to launch a new motorcycle (250cc to 750cc) every three months. For the Indian market, the company has planned three major product launches and the updated version of the Himalayan KING which will hit the streets next year. Read below to learn more about the upcoming new Royal Enfield bikes.
The new generation RE Classic 350 is certainly one of the long-awaited motorcycle launches next year. Reports suggest that the new model will arrive in the second quarter of 2021. By abandoning the existing platform, the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will support a new modular “J” architecture. The new platform is said to be designed for straight-line and cornering stability without affecting the comfort quotient. With the generation change, the bike will receive a new 349cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine, which does its duty in the RE Meteor 350. There will also be significant design changes and updates to the bike’s features.
The Chennai bikemaker is reportedly working on the 350cc version of the Interceptor motorcycle. In fact, his test mule was recently captured on camera during test rounds. The model has a single side exhaust unit instead of the double exhaust system. Most of its design elements and features will be carried over from the big brother. The new Royal Enfield Interceptor 350 will likely share its platform with the RE Meteor 350. The front telescopic forks and dual spring rear shock suspension will also be borrowed from the Meteor. Chances are it has the Tipper navigation system along with other goodies.
A new 650cc cruiser motorcycle will also be among the much anticipated upcoming Royal Enfield bikes, which are expected to arrive in 2021. The model will likely be designed on the same platform that the RE 650 twins are based on. Some of its design elements, however, will be inspired by the RE KX concept that paved the way for the 2019 EICMA Auto Show in Italy. The bike will have a long wheelbase with a low profile. It will also feature a round headlight, black finish alloy wheels, slim fuel tank, dual chrome exhaust cylinder and longer seat. The engine could also be borrowed from the twin 650, i.e. 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled. The new Royal Enfield 650 cruiser is expected to arrive in the second half of 2021.
The updated Royal Enfield Himalayan is also planned for 2021. It will be a periodic driver update feedback. The bike is likely to receive the new tripper navigation system similar to the newly launched RE Meteor 350. There may also be a USB charger and new color combinations. The 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan will come with the same 411cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine, good for 24.3hp and 20Nm of torque. However, the engine could be upgraded for better levels of refinement. The design and style of the adventure bike will remain unchanged.