Royal Enfield is working on 3 new platforms which will replace the existing ones.
Royal Enfield is reportedly working on 3 new platforms for its motorcycles. The new platforms will replace the existing ones when the new emission norms come in by 2020. The company recently unveiled the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show. It is expected that one of the three platforms will be used for the bigger Himalayan that the company recently confirmed.
The 2 new motorcycles are powered by the same 648cc fuel-injected parallel-twin motor that produces 47 HP of power and 52 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Royal Enfield’s UK Technical Centre and a team of engineers from Chennai have co-developed the new engine. The rollout of the new twins is expected by April 2018 to European and Indian markets. ABS will be offered on both the motorcycles.
The Bullet maker is focusing on international markets in order to expand its mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc) across the globe. Expansion of operations is being planned in South East Asia and Latin American markets in the next five years. The company has also started production at its third plant in Chennai and plans to invest a sum of Rs. 800 crores for the expansion of its manufacturing plants.
Royal Enfield Platforms
– Royal Enfield is working on three new platforms
– One of the three platforms could be used for the bigger Himalayan
– The company is focusing on international markets
– Exports of Royal Enfield grew at 17.6 percent in the April-September 2017 period