Royal Enfield plans to revive the Meteor name on a future bike that will be fitted with the parallel twin engine that is offered with the 650 twins.
Eicher Motors has applied for European trademark rights to the name Royal Enfield Meteor. It wants to be able to use the title on motorcycles, parts and fittings as well as on clothing. This application was made in end-February 2019 and published on 3rd April. Eicher Motors has to wait until 3rd July 2019, so that other company’s get time to object if they believe the Meteor trademark would cause any disruptions to their own products.
Royal Enfield manufactured the original 500cc Meteor and 700cc Super Meteor and Constellation successors were early parallel twin Royal Enfields and were made shortly after World War 2. The upcoming look for the Meteor tag bike will be a bobber, inspired from the concept bike shown last year.
The V-twin powered, 838cc Concept KX was not intended for production, but the company could rival the Triumph Bonneville Bobber with the production version. It could be fitted with the 650cc parallel twin engine fitted on the 650 twins, to create a worthy rival to the Bonneville Bobber. Royal Enfield is gradually inching towards the premium motorcycle segment to compete with the big brands across the globe.
Royal Enfield Meteor
– The company could use the Meteor name for the KX concept bobber
– Royal Enfield’s parent company has applied for European trademark rights to the Meteor name
– Eicher Motors has to wait until 3rd July 2019 for the approval of the trademark
Source – Bennetts.co.uk