Royal Enfield is likely to upgrade the existing 350cc platform to meet the BS6 deadline.
Royal Enfield has been testing its next-generation single cylinder motorcycles for quite some time now, giving the impression of launching all-new motorcycles. Although, it seems that the next-generation models are not expected to be ready by the deadline of April 2020. Instead, the company will instead update the existing 350cc engine with stricter BS6 norms.
The next-generation models are likely to be ready by mid-2020 until which, Royal Enfield will be offering the motorcycles with an updated version of the current engines. RE will have to revise their 350cc lineup to fuel injection, which will boost up the prices. The current-generation 350cc range starts from Rs. 1.14 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs. 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom). In the 350cc lineup, the company offers the Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird, Trials and Thunderbird X models.
Royal Enfield plans to suspend with the push-rod system as it does not go with the newer BS6 standards. The new offerings are likely to get double-cradle frame design and the motor is expected to shift to an overhead camshaft design.
The riding experience, the design and the technology will be improved in the next-generation Royal Enfield motorcycles. The company claims to be well prepared to launch its range of BS6 ready motorcycles in line with the timeline.
RE 350 BS6
– RE 350cc lineup to get BS6 upgrade
– Prices to go high with the new engine.
– Next-generation motorcycles to be launched by mid-2020
Source – AutocarIndia.com