Last month we heard the news of Royal Enfield beating Harley Davidson in global sales figure , now we have another interesting news coming your way.The Eicher owned motorcycle brand is developing 3 new motorcycles , of which 2 will be based on completely new engine platforms . The new engines are expected to be a 750cc parallel twin and a 410cc single, both of them heard to be in final stages of production. Expect 2016 global launch.
Royal Enfield hopes to invest more than 500 crores in motorcycle development in the coming years.They’ve already recruited legendary Ducati designer, Pierre Terblanche and former Triumph product manager, Simon Warburton and we will see their hands on the manufacturer’s future motorcycles ( but not on the 2016 models) . Development facilities will be set up in India and UK , and production capacities will be raised to keep up with the increased demand.
The Chennai based manufacturer has already trademarked the name Himalayan , hinting at possible model name.
Though it is not clear how the motorcycles will look like , it is expected that the 750cc twin will be a much more matured motorcycle from the manufacturer , competing even with the Harley Davidson Street 750 , but obviously at a lower price tag.The 410cc single cylinder motorcycle has been confirmed to be scrambler based , and is surely something which we are keeling looking forward to.
With the new developments , it is now certain that its not just the logo and the crests that has changed , but the legendary brand is now having a complete change of face.They have come a long way , in such a short period of time , and we sure do hope they continue to improve.