Following the latest trend, Royal Enfield is planning to introduce Bluetooth connectivity and navigation system to its future motorcycles. According to an online media report, the Chennai based bikemaker might offer 2 or 3 new models with aforementioned connected features. The upcoming Royal Enfield bikes might also come with the smartphone connectivity providing ride data. Read – New Royal Enfield 650 Scrambler Bike In the Works?
In order to receive the riding information, the user will have to connect his smartphone to the bike’s instrument cluster. The new RE motorcycles will also be offered with a LED display showing turn-by-turn navigation. The new connectivity features are said to be considered on the basis of market feedback.
The report further says that the Royal Enfield Meteor (the new-generation Thunderbird 350) could be one of the first RE bikes to get connected features. Rumour has it that the one of its variant will come with the “Fireball’ suffix. Powering the bike will be a BS6-compliant 346cc, single-cylinder engine with fuel injection technology and new SOHC system. The motor is likely to deliver power close to 22bhp – 24bhp and torque around 30Nm.
Slated to launch post lockdown, the RE Meteor will sit on a new double-cradle chassis featuring round headlamp with chrome bezel. It will also carry circular taillamps, teardrop fuel tank, circular instrument console, steeped seat and dual channel ABS (anti-lock braking system).
The Chennai-based bikemaker is also working on a 650cc scrambler motorcycle that’s likely to be more affordable than the existing 650 twins. It’s reported to come with all LED lighting, tubeless tyres and alloy wheels. The new-generation RE Classic 350 and Bullet 350 will also make their way by the end of this year or early next year. Reports suggest that a more affordable RE Himalayan variant is also under the development. It’s likely to hit roads sometime next year.