Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green colour on sale in India
The company has invested INR 800 crore in research and development operations this fiscal. The BSIV upgrade has been part of this investment.
One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world for 300-500 cc motorcycles, Royal Enfield is on an expansion mode. As part of these new plans, the Indian company recently announced a huge investment of INR 800 crores to better R&D, and to launch new products.
Royal Enfield has now updated their entire line-up to BSIV. The new Royal Enfield range of motorcycles also gets AHO (automatic headlamp on) and it also gets an analogue speedometer and fuel gauge. Apart from upgrading to new BS4 compliant engines, Royal Enfield has also added exciting new colour option to their line-up – in the form of Battle Green Classic 500. The BSIV variants with new colour options have started arriving at dealerships. Below are photos of Battle Green RE Classic 500 spotted at Bangalore dealership.
Royal Enfield has also revised rates of all their bikes by INR 3,000-INR 4,000. Apart from the more refined BSIV engine, these new RE bikes will be seen with a host of new features. Below is the variant-wise prices of new BSIV Royal Enfield motorcycles –
Royal Enfield Motorcycles BSIV Price (ex-showroom)
|Royal Enfield Bullet UCE||INR 1.25 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Bullet Electra||INR 1.40 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350||INR 1.61 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500||INR 2.03 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350||INR 1.49 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Classic 500||INR 1.90 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Classic Chrome||INR 2.01 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Bullet 500||INR 1.79 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Continental GT||INR 2.26 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Himalayan||INR 1.77 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm 500||INR 1.93 lakh|
In the international markets, along with making the motorcycles Euro IV compliant, Royal Enfield have also added rear disc brakes, FI and ABS as standard. The same is also expected to be done on India-spec models, but at a later date.
Speaking about sales, the Chennai-based company says that they are on a record growth. The sales growth is brisk not only in the domestic market but also in the international markets. Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO, Eicher Motors (RE’s parent company), revealed that the company will invest INR 800 crore in R&D operations at its Chennai and Leicestershire (UK).
Speaking about future, Royal Enfield will launch a new product in 2017. The upcoming motorcycle is expected to adopt a twin-cylinder engine, making it the brand’s new flagship. A third manufacturing plant near Chennai is also in the pipeline to cater to the growing demand. Royal Enfield is working towards achieving global leadership in the medium displacement motorcycle segment (250-750 cc).