The globally renowned bike manufacturer Royal Enfield is commonly known for its ‘Bullet’ model, with longest production run of all time. RE bikes notably carry retro looks and intricate chrome work that has become its USP (Unique Selling Proposition) over the years. While Royal Enfield offers a variety of motorcycles, its new Himalayan model has set new benchmark in the segment. The company is also working on several high-end bikes out of which, two will be Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650. Additionally, the company will launch the upgraded versions or new variants of existing bikes. To continue its successful run in the domestic and international markets, the Chennai based bike manufacturer has lined-up a slew of launches in the next two years. Here is a list of the upcoming Royal Enfield bikes set to be introduced during 2018 and 2019.
One of the much-awaited upcoming Royal Enfield bikes, the RE Continental GT 650 was first unveiled at the EICMA Motor Show in Milan last year. Alongside, the bikemaker showcased the retro-styled Interceptor 650 roadster. Designed for the high-speed Highway cruising, the upcoming RE Continental GT 650 will also make its way to several overseas markets like Brazil that has more compatible roads for cruising high-speed bikes. Based on all-new twin cradle chassis, this middleweight motorcycle has cafe racer styling featuring sculpted fuel tank, 18-inch spoke wheels, clip-in handlebars and upswept exhausts.
Features such as LED headlamp, twin-pod analougue instrument cluster, dual disc brakes and ABS(anti-lock braking system) will also be on offer. Powering the bike is a 648cc, SOHC, 4-valve unit generating 47bhp of maximum power. The fuel-injected engine will be paired to a new 6-speed transmission with slip assist clutch. Powered by the high-displacing parallel-twin engine, the RE Continental GT will be the most powerful bikes of all the upcoming Royal Enfield bikes.
Expected Launch – April 2018
Expected Price – Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh