Royal Enfield has always impressed its buyers in India and regardless of what is going on in the two wheeler industry, the manufacturer’s charm has never seen an obstacle. Recently it was in news concerned with the official launch of Royal Enfield Classic Chrome 500 expected anytime soon and now planning to make higher capacity machines than what they do today.
The company has seen increasing demand for its 500cc models, making them believe that a higher capacity machine is the next best thing to do. Furthermore, the recent entrance of Harley Davidson in India has made Royal Enfield sit up and take notice. The company wants to compete with Triumph as well as Harley and are thus looking at developing higher capacity motorcycles for both Indian as well as export markets. These motorcycles are expected to be launched in early 2013.
The higher capacity motorcycles will be a 750cc and 1000cc machine. However there is no news if the company will opt for V-twins or parallel twins. Whether Royal Enfield will themselves manufacture the engine is yet unknown but possibilities of a technical collaboration are also possible. This is not the first time Royal Enfield will be manufacturing twin cylinder engines, they had it earlier on the Carberry Enfields and Royal Enfield Meteor.
The current line-up with 350CC and 500CC monsters covers the price band from Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs. 1.5 Lakh and we expect these machines to cost between Rs. 4 and Rs. 7 Lakh. Mr Ravichandran, while not revealing an exact timeline for the launch of a bigger Royal Enfield went on to say that development plans of a larger capacity motorcycle were still in the initial stages. Over the last few days, there has been a spurt of baseless rumours’ emanating about Royal Enfield’s larger capacity motorcycles.
Stay tuned as we will update this section with the latest news on the same.
Also see – Royal Enfield Classic 500 Chrome to launch In India soon