Royal Enfield is prepping a motorcycle to hit the dirt. A scrambler largely based on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is in the works and we reckon the new motorcycle will give a tough time to the Honda CB 350 RS.
The outgoing Royal Enfield Classic 350 will gradually be phased out of the market just as its 500cc siblings. A new 350cc range derived from the same platform that underpins the Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350 will spawn an all-new generation of Classic 350. In addition to the range of 350cc modern classic motorcycles from Royal Enfield, the brand will also introduce a scrambler motorcycle that will directly rival the Honda CB 350 RS.
Confirming this is a set of images that show an almost production-ready scrambler motorcycle on test. This new scrambler motorcycle shares most of its parts with the Meteor and naturally, it will be powered by the same 350cc mill that powers the Meteor 350 too. The output is expected to be in the 20bhp and 27Nm torque range.
The images confirm that the new motorcycle will get an upright but relatively flatter handlebar setup. The rear fender is likely to sport a flared design more in line with the scrambler bodystyle.
Just as the Meteor 350, Royal Enfield is likely to offer the new scramble in three variants with an in-house customisation programme. The price is expected to be at par with the segment, close to Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
The motorcycle maker is expected to completely unveil the new scrambler by the end of this year, but first, Royal Enfield is likely to prioritise the launch of its new-gen Classic 350 in the coming months.