Siddhartha Lal, CEO of Eicher Motors, parent company of Royal Enfield, in an interview recently confirmed the introduction of a bigger and more powerful RE Himalayan. On the point of higher capacity, Lal also confirmed that the company has selected certain models which will be made bigger and more powerful as compared to their current counterparts with more emphasis to be paid to customers in India and not just on export markets.
The 750cc RE engine is currently being tested on Continental GT platform. It is this very engine that will be making its way to other bigger and more powerful bikes that the company is planning in the future. The 750cc twin cylinder engine could offer power output somewhere between 50 bhp and 60 Nm torque
The current Himalayan is a purpose built motorcycle for the grueling trip to the famous mountain range. The same will be true for the bigger engined Himalayan. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the most affordable adventure tourer in the country with no direct rival. The motorcycle is made at the company’s Oragadam plant in Chennai.
The retro classic bike maker’s first adventure tourer Himalayan is powered by a 410 cc single-cylinder air-oil-cooled engine which is tuned to produce 24.5 bhp and 32 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
In the meantime, Royal Enfield is actively testing the 750cc Conti GT motorcycle which will launch in India soon. The bike is spied on test in Spain and on Indian roads. It is expected to be a flagship model on the company’s product portfolio which could compete with the Harley Davidson Street 750.
The new 750cc bike is design by Harris Performance who was also actively involved in the development of the Himalayan. The bike will sport Clubman handlebars, twin pod instrument cluster and matte black dual exhausts.