Royal Enfield is riding on success with its best-selling models of Thunderbird and Classic 350 and 500. Now, they are looking to update the motorcycles with minor changes.
The iconic motorcycle manufacturer will be launching an all-new generation of the Thunderbird and Classic range of bikes, however, these are long term plan and as of now, it will update the current model with changes in clutch, brakes, and headlamp and is expected to see these new variants of Royal Enfield by the end of 2016.
Recently, Royal Enfield launched the Himalayan with a new engine spec of 410cc with overhead cams and counter balancer to mainly address the issue of niggle and vibration, the company to an extent has resolved it. They will use this expertise to power its new generation of vehicles and expected to two range of engine power unit - 410c and a 650cc.
Talking about the 650cc engine, Royal Enfield has set up a new R&D facility in the UK to target global markets and to make inroads in the global market, the company needs to offer a powerful engine for cruising speeds. The new-generation bikes from Royal Enfield are expected to be powerful and better quality in their products and the 650cc powered bike is expected to close the gap for Royal Enfield.
Currently, the Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with a carburettor in India, however, the international markets will get the Himalayan with fuel injection and ABS to abide by the Euro emission norms. By these updates, Royal Enfield is looking to cut into mid-powered engine segment, which is dominated by Harley-Davidson and Triumph.