Royal Enfield is getting ready to roll out its all-new motorcycle by the end of April, 2020. As of now, details of the bike are very scanty. The new RE bike has been codenamed Royal Enfield J1D. It could be the replacement to the new-generation Thunderbird (Meteor) or the smaller (250cc), more affordable version of the RE Himalayan. Recently, the Chennai-based bikemaker trademarked multiple names including Sherpa, Hunter, Flying Flea and Roadster.
The company is also working on the new-generation model of its 350cc motorcycles, namely, Bullet 350, Classic 350 and Thunderbird X 350. All three bikes will be based on a new platform and come with updated mechanism. Some noticeable design changes will also be made. The 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird is likely to be christened as Royal Enfield Meteor. It might also get a bigger capacity engine.
Talking about Royal Enfield’s new affordable bike, it will be lightweight and offer lower sitting position. Codenamed J1C, the motorcycle might posses some off-road capabilities. It could feature the conventional telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock rear suspension unit. There might be front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). Read – BS6 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Prices Revealed
Reports suggest that the bikemaker will also bring in the smaller and higher displacement version of the Himalayan adventure tourer. While the former will come with 250cc engine, the latter might use the Interceptor 650’s 47bhp, twin-cylinder engine.
More details about the all-new Royal Enfield J1D bike are likely to be revealed in coming weeks. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.