Royal Enfield is preparing to launch a wide range of new motorcycles in our market, buoyed by the positive response to the new breed of bikes. The company is working on a new 450cc platform that will be used to build five motorcycles, including the new Himalayan 450 and a naked bike. Furthermore, RE intends to expand its 650cc motorcycle lineup globally.
Royal Enfield has officially announced that the new Super Meteor 650 will be available in the country in January 2023. Furthermore, based on the SG650 concept, the company is testing a new Classic 650 and a Shotgun 650. In addition, Royal Enfield is working on a new Bullet 650 and a faired Continental GT 650. What’s more, RE is working on a new Scrambler 650 and an all-new Himalayan 650.
According to leaked documents, the new Royal Enfield 650cc Scrambler will be released in 2024. The Himalayan 650, on the other hand, will be available in early 2025. Prior to these two motorcycles, RE will release the Shotgun 650, Classic 650, and Continental GT 650 in 2023, followed by the Bullet 650 in early 2024.
What’s more, the Royal Enfield Scram or Scrambler 650 has been spotted testing in India. This suggests that the motorcycle could be released in 2023. The spotted model had spoked wheels, USD front forks, an Interceptor-style fuel tank, a single-piece seat, round halogen turn indicators, and a round LED tail-light and headlight.
The 650cc platform from Royal Enfield is heavy and wide, and it is unlikely to be suitable for off-roading. The bike must be light and agile for off-roading. To reduce the overall weight of the motorcycle, Royal Enfield would need to make some changes. The Super Meteor 650, the brand’s latest cruiser, weighs 241kg, which is 39kg more than the Interceptor 650. The new motorcycles will be powered by a 648cc, air-cooled, parallel twin SOHC engine that will be tuned specifically for Himalayan and Scram. The 648cc engine that powers the Super Meteor 650 produces 47bhp and 52Nm of torque.