We have reported earlier that Royal Enfield will bring in the new-generation models of its three popular motorcycles – Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird. Earlier, these bikes were reported to launch before the deadline of BS6 emission norms that will come into effect from 1st April, 2020.
A fresh media report claims that the launch of the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird has been pushed back. Now, the all-new models of the bikes are likely to hit roads by mid 2020. The company needs a little more time to make their products BS6-compliant.
While the Royal Enfield 350 bikes will be upgraded to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms, the company will discontinue its 500cc models including RE Bullet 500, Classic 500 and Thunderbird 500. The BS6 Royal Enfield 350 models might be benefited with the fuel injection technology along with a new exhaust system.
Currently, the RE 350 motorcycles come with a 346cc, single-cylinder carburetted engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. It delivers a peak power of 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. The power and torque figures of the BS6-compliant version are likely to remain unchanged. Though, it might be calibrated to deliver better riding experience.
With the FI system, the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird are likely to witness minor price hike. Currently, the RE 350 motorcycles are priced from Rs 1.14 lakh to Rs 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom).