Royal Enfield dreamed big about Hunter 350. Living up to the company’s expectations, the motorcycle in the retro-scrambler segment touched the milestone of selling 1 lakh units in the country within just 6 months of its launch. This time the Classic 350 maker is planning bigger plans in the highly competitive roadster segment. All will revolve around the company’s upcoming new 450cc engine platform. How would it be? Let’s take a look.
How about the new 450cc liquid cooled engine
Royal Enfield’s new motorcycle will be built on a new 450cc engine platform. It is going to be the company’s first roadster model. The state-of-the-art 450 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine is expected to produce a maximum power of 40 horsepower and 45 Nm of torque.
Royal Enfield’s brand new 450cc engine will be used in several bikes. Apart from the Roadster, three other models are currently being rumored – the Adventurer, the Scrambler, and the Cafe Racer. Royal Enfield’s entry into the roadster segment is expected to be game-changing. The company’s first model in this category could be named the Hunter 450.
Royal Enfield’s Upcoming 450cc Bike Possible Launch Time, Price & Rivals
Competing with Royal Enfield’s 450cc motorcycle are the KTM 390 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 400 and BMW G 310 R in the country. The new motorcycle may be launched in the market by the end of 2023. The price can be between 2.5-2.7 lakh rupees.