Chennai based Royal Enfield offers 11 cruisers in the Cafe Racer, Cruiser, Retro Street, and Standard Street range in the country. These bikes are offered with three displacements: 350 cc, 500 cc and 535 cc.
Presently, the organization has affirmed to be taking a shot at two more engines in the 250 cc to 750 cc range, which will help them launch a lot more of their popular cruisers. These new RE machines won’t launched only in India, and will be expected to catch a noteworthy piece of the mid-size segment over the globe.
Two new engine platforms are in the development stage currently.
To get this going, the organization is planning to invest to INR 500 crores on R&D. This will help in product improvement, increasing production capacity and for the development of their two new technology centres: one each in Chennai and Leicestershire, UK. Both these centres will be operational before the current year’s over with the Leicestershire facility focusing on Royal Enfield’s new product offerings.
Talking about their new motors, it is not yet clear in the matter of what will be the precise cubic capacity of new RE motors, however it is affirmed that they will power three new models – all of which will be propelled by 2016. These new motors incorporate another parallel twin motor. One of the three is supposed to be a 410cc single chamber motor. This will power the Ccrambler styled RE, which will be called Himalayan. The first spy shot of RE Himalayan rose online a couple of days back.
With focuses to turn into the No.1 medium sized bike producer, the organization is upgrading operations of production and sales administration. Production from Royal Enfield Oragadam plant is being expanded from 300,000 units to 450,000 units before the current year’s over.
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Source: ET Auto