Royal Enfield has been one of the most preferred motorcycle brands for hardcore biking enthusiasts for so many years now. The firm has been introducing a range of new offerings over the past few years, and this pattern will continue in 2023 and next year as well. The Indian auto manufacturer, located in Chennai, is gearing up to roll out several much-anticipated bikes in our home market in the upcoming months. Apart from this, the coming years will see the launch of 13 new bikes, according to Royal Enfield. Due to their four motorcycles per year approach for the next three to four years, these new motorcycles will be released in phases. The next-generation Himalayan 450, which will be on sale in the second half of 2023, is most likely to be the company's first new two-wheeler. The test mules for these forthcoming motorcycles have been spotted occasionally undergoing testing on Indian roads. Here is all you need to know about the soon-to-be-launched models from the bikemaker.
New-Gen Royal Enfield Himalayan 450
The next-gen Himalayan 450, which is anticipated to be released very soon, will be powered by a brand-new 450cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with power statistics comparable to those of its competitors. Additionally, we anticipate a variety of equipment updates, including 21-inch wire-spoke front rims, USD forks, a more contemporary appearance with some classic features, and more. The new machine will be a significant improvement over the current Himalayan, and as a result, the price will rise as well.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
The Shotgun 650 from Royal Enfield is another 650cc motorbike. The two-wheeler, which shares its engine and chassis with the most recent Super Meteor, will have a more athletic look and riding triangle. The Shotgun 650 was initially displayed as a bobber concept at EICMA 2021. Its test mules, which are expected to be in the bobber style, are already being tested on the local roads. A more committed and upright riding position is achieved through the mid-set footpegs and the short handlebar. Its simple bodywork and shorter tail portion make for a unique look.
Next-gen Royal Enfield Bullet 350
The bikemaker's newest J-platform, which premiered with the Classic Reborn Edition and is presently in use on the Meteor 350 and the Hunter 350, will be added to the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 in the near future. To make room for the more modern engine, the primary structure will also go through significant modifications. Rest assured that everything will mostly stay the same, however, there may be a few small design and equipment updates. An air-and-oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 349cc will power it.
Royal Enfield 450cc Roadster
Royal Enfield will also introduce a road-biased naked street motorbike based on the forthcoming Himalayan 450. The same engine will power RE's future 450cc roadster, although it will be modified in a different way. In addition to other changes, it will have alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and a reduced seat height. Most likely, the Scram 411 will be replaced by this bike in the brand's lineup. Although there may be adjustments to the power distribution and gear ratios, the power output will also largely stay the same. It will be quite comparable to Himalayan in terms of equipment, however, the test mule lacked the USD forks.
Royal Enfield Fully-faired Continental GT 650
A completely faired version of the standard Continental GT 650 has been spotted several times, and it resembles the motorcycle used in the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup, the GT-R 650. The front half of the two-wheeler has a small fairing, but the circular headlight design is still there. While it is uncertain whether the company would introduce it as an add-on or a whole different version of the current Continental 650. Besides the fairing, all other things remain the same.