Of all 13 upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycles, Himalayan 450 has the highest probability of breaking covers first
Royal Enfield has revealed that they have plans to launch 13 new motorcycles over the next few years. These new motorcycles will be launched in a phased manner owing to their four motorcycles per year strategy in the next three or four years.
These 13 motorcycles from Royal Enfield will be launched in the 350cc, 450cc and 650cc segment. In their official report, Royal Enfield has revealed details. 6 new motorcycles will be launched on the 650cc platform, 5 motorcycles will be launched on the 450cc platform while the 350cc platform will get only 2 new motorcycles.
1. Bullet 350
This is by far the most iconic model from Royal Enfield. Iconic Bullet 350 will step into a new generation with J-Series platform. The new 350cc J-series engine is renowned for cutting down on spine-shattering vibrations that outgoing Bullet 350 engine architecture is associated with. We expect a styling exercise too, without deviating much from the OG charm.
2. Classic 350 Bobber
Royal Enfield is testing a new Bobber and it is based on its best-seller Classic 350. Testing has commenced and it was spotted recently. Spy shots reveal a similar wheelbase to Classic 350. But it donned a chunkier exhaust and a new taller handlebar. Both Bullet 350 and Classic 350 Bobber will come equipped with a 349cc J-series engine developing 20 bhp and 27 Nm.
3. Himalayan 450
This is one of the most anticipated on this list and is likely to launch ahead of the other twelve. Testing is in full swing. Himalayan 450 will lock horns with fast-paced KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G 310 GS and upcoming Hero Xpulse 4XX. It will feature USD front forks, LED lighting all around, a circular fully digital instrument cluster and more.
4. Roadster 450
Behold Royal Enfield’s KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 R rival. This is a perfect example of how Royal Enfield grew in the past years and dared to traverse into uncharted waters. This will be the sportiest offering from the brand to date. Roadster 450 (name not confirmed) will miss out on USD forks that its larger sibling Himalayan 450 will get. So, pricing is likely to be competitive.
5. Continental GT-R 450
The fully faired Continental GT-R 450 is a derivative of Roadster 450 (both names not confirmed). It will primarily rival KTM RC 390 and BMW G 310 R. Sporty credentials, sharp handling (in Royal Enfield’s standards) and a distinct design are some of its notable elements. The 450cc engine on all these will get liquid cooling. We expect performance numbers in 30 bhp and 40 Nm ballpark.
6. Scram 450
Another derivative of the 450cc platform. Name is highly likely and it will get an even minimal body style. We expect rugged overall appearance in the form of a headlight grille, under-seat exhaust, knobby tyres and a front beak. Spoke wheels and long travel suspension will be thrown in the mix as well.
7. Rally 450
This is the 5th variation based on the 450cc platform. The is an unconfirmed name and will be a more ruggedised version of Himalayan 450. However, we predict a smaller probability of it launching for general consensus. We would wager that it will be Royal Enfield’s rally-spec machine to rival Hero MotoCorp.
8. Classic 650
Only a few of the supposedly Shotgun 650 test mules are bobber-style with a single seat. So, it is high time that we drew references to Classic 650 (not confirmed). It gets an overall similar silhouette as Shotgun 650, except rear seats. Similar strategy is used for Classic 350 Bobber based on Classic 350. Is this the first of upcoming new 650cc offerings from Royal Enfield? Probably.
9. Continental GT-R 650
The Chennai-based manufacturer raised eyebrows when it spawned GT Cup 2022. Royal Enfield and racing were never associated in a sentence before until then. Motorcycles racing in it were a lighter and fully-faired version of Continental GT 650 called Continental GT-R 650. Royal Enfield is testing a similar fairing on Continental GT 650 for production. Will the name stick? Time will tell.
10. Scram 650
Royal Enfield has commenced testing for this machine already. Scram 650’s name could stick too. We can see a single exhaust along with a different rear subframe too. We would like longer travel suspension, knobby tyres, wire-spoke rims and other Scrambler elements to make it on Scram 650.
11. Shotgun 650
The company had showcased SG 650 concept some time ago. It is a handsome machine and we expect the production model to inherit most of its attractive design traits. We predict the Shotgun 650 name to stick as well. Similar styling with Hunter 650 with a single seat layout is likely.
12. Himalayan 650
This is a no-brainer. Himalayan has always been a strong case for Royal Enfield and a 650cc version of it is even more exciting. We hope it gets similar componentry from Himalayan 450 and has more off-road credentials to take on the well-established middle-weight ADVs like Suzuki V-Strom 650, Kawasaki Versys 650 and Triumph Tiger Sport 660.
13. Bullet 650
Ah, the Bullet 650. Ironically, this list started with a Bullet and is ending with a Bullet. There is not much to say about this. It is a Bullet 650. The original, the classic and an absolute timeless legend. Prospect of a large-capacity Bullet is enticing and Royal Enfield had a 500cc version earlier. So enticing, that I would buy one when launched.