Currently, the demand for medium weight motorcycles in India is growing at a rapid pace. Harley-Davidson X440 and Triumph Speed 400 were launched in the market last week in the said segment. Both these bikes come as the cheapest models from the manufacturers. The X440 is jointly launched by Harley Davidson and Hero MotoCorp. While Bajaj has accompanied Triumph in the launch of Speed 400. Both organizations aim to keep Royal Enfield under pressure. But they are unwilling to give up so easily. It is heard that the company is planning to launch three new motorcycles of 350-450 cc.
Royal Enfield brings 3 new motorcycles
Royal Enfield has long dominated the middleweight two-wheeler segment thanks to some market-shaking motorcycles. Notable among which – Classic 350, Bullet 350, Hunter 350, Meteor 350 and Himalayan 350. According to the report, the new generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350 will be launched in the market at the beginning of September this year. After that in 6 to 8 weeks the company will launch their new 450 cc Himalayan. Royal Enfield is planning to launch Scram 411 again within a year.
The new generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350 (codename – J1B) will be based on the new platform. It has a 346 cc, single cylinder, cooled engine. The exterior design of the bike is likely to get a few new touches compared to the successor model. Like the new single piece seat for spinal comfort, chrome touches around the headlamps, taillamps, rearview mirror, a tear drop shaped fuel tank, wire spoke wheels and a single sided exhaust canister.
Incidentally, there is no information yet about the detailed specifications of the new Royal Enfield Himalayan apart from the liquid cooled engine. However, it is known that the Royal Enfield Scram 440, codenamed D4K, will have an air/oil cooled 440 cc engine. The power output of this bike will be less than Himalayan 450. No word yet on when the new Scram 440 is going to replace the Scram 411.