The new electric motorcycle will miss out on a thumper engine, however, Royal Enfield confirms that the upcoming EV range will sport modern-classic styling as their current products on sale.
In an annual report handed out by Royal Enfield, the company stated that it is working on a range of premium electric motorcycles. While the Chennai based motorcycle maker is taking a leap forward in technology and engineering, the report confirmed that their electric motorcycles will continue with retro-styling as observed on the Royal Enfield Classic, Thunderbird and Meteor 350 range of motorcycles.
“We are leveraging all that with our keen understanding of consumers to develop a complete range of premium electric vehicles and services for global markets, in our inimitable style of modern classic motorcycles.” said Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director, Royal Enfield.
Earlier this year, we reported that Royal Enfield will participate in EICMA 2021. The company is likely to showcase its first electric motorcycle concept at EICMA in November.
The annual report also focused on the company’s internal combustion engines. Siddhartha Lal confirmed that Royal Enfield will continue to develop its range of internal combustion motors. This mostly hints at a new – 500cc – single-cylinder engine in the works that could help Royal Enfield spawn a 500cc range of new-gen Classics, and Meteors.
“With an eye on the future, we are strategically working on developing our future EV products, while we continue to work on our internal combustion engine offerings. We have state-of-the-art capabilities in product development and manufacturing, coupled with a strong brand and an extensive distribution network.” Siddhartha added.
Recently, a new-gen Classic 350 has been spotted on test in India. The new-gen motorcycle will borrow the mechanical bits and will be based on the same platform as the Meteor 350. Expect the launch of the new-gen Classic 350 in the coming months.