Royal Enfield power cruiser to get 450cc engine
Royal Enfield is gearing up to introduce a new power cruiser based on its 450cc platform. The expected launch is set for 2025. The motorcycle, codenamed K1D, is said to draw inspiration from the Ducati Diavel and will be targeted at both the Indian and international markets.
Although the design has not been fully revealed yet, an early rendering gives us a hint of how the production version might look like. However, it’s important to note that the image is only a reference and not the final product.
The power cruiser is expected to offer a comfortable riding experience with features like swept-back handlebars, low seat and a relaxed riding position. It remains to be seen whether Royal Enfield will equip the motorcycle with upside-down forks like the adventure-touring models or more cost-effective telescopic forks as seen on streetfighter bikes.
The new motorcycle will be powered by a 450cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine will be shared with other Royal Enfield models such as the Himalayan 450, Roadster 450 and Scrambler 450.
It is likely to deliver around 40 BHP and 45 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of features, the power cruiser is likely to offer similar technology to the Himalayan 450, including a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a slipper clutch.
Royal Enfield has a history of introducing unique motorcycles in the market and the upcoming 450cc power cruiser will be no exception.
The power cruiser is expected to fall in the price range of Rs. 2.70 lakhs to Rs. 2.80 lakh (ex-showroom). You can expect the Indian bike maker to offer multiple variants of the same bike with different design details, features and colours.
Royal Enfield is currently testing a lot of new bikes with different body styles and engine options. The bike maker has announced the launch of the new generation Bullet for 30th August. They are also testing Classic 650, new Bobber 350, Himalayan 450, etc.