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    Royal Enfield Himalayan Two New Colours – Glacial Blue, Dune Brown

    Royal Enfield Himalayan gets 2 additional colours from the company’s previous colour paletteRoyal Enfield Himalayan – New ColoursRoyal Enfield takes credit for properly rejuvenating the adventure-tourer motorcycle genre for the masses. Okay, we had Impulse from Hero MotoCorp before Himalayan. But we never fully appreciated Impulse’s brilliance until it was discontinued. Enthusiasts went overboard and actually swapped its 155cc engine with Karizma’s 223cc engines and called it Karipulse.It was not an actual thing from Hero, but it became a thing even though it wasn’t road legal. We’ll save our rant on the Government’s modification laws for vehicles in India for another day. But two manufacturers seemed to take notice of the Karipulse. They were Royal Enfield and Hero themselves.With the launch of Himalayan, Royal Enfield beat Hero MotoCorp to the finish line of launching an adventure tourer by three years. It was launched in 2016. In BS3 guise, Himalayan was a purpose-built motorcycle designed to take on the, well, Himalayan Range. If they wanted to take on Western Ghats, they would have named it Western Ghats. But Royal Enfield is also developing a bigger and more sophisticated 450cc Himalayan and in the meantime, to keep the aging product fresh, Himalayan 411 gets two more colours to spice things up.Royal Enfield Himalayan Two New ColoursRoyal Enfield has introduced two new colour schemes for Himalayan. These new colours don’t resemble any of the colours Himalayan got before. They stand out like they were intended to. One of the colours resembles the dark pastel yellow colour that Royal Enfield Classic range of motorcycles used to get. It was a special edition on Classic 500 in particular which is now discontinued, and was dubbed as Desert Storm. On Classic 350 that is currently on sale, it is called Single Desert Sand. On the Himalayan, it is called Dune Brown.2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Dune Brown ColourBut unlike a monotone finish on Classic 500 Desert Storm, the way it has been implemented on Himalayan is very similar to Pine Green shade. The front beak, sides of the fuel tank and side body panels covering toolbox and air box, get an irregular camouflage pattern. This makes it look a lot more interesting than Desert Storm shade on Classic 500 and Single Desert Sand on Classic 350.The other colour Himalayan gets is similar to Lagoon Blue colour shade that was offered with the Classic 350 and Classic 500. This new Himalayan colour is called Glacial Blue. Unlike the other shade with patterns, it is a single colour offering without any patterns to spruce things up. Front beak, fuel tank and side body panels get this mono-coloyr shade. Both these new colours are inspired by the extreme yet picturesque elements of nature.Himalayan New Colours PriceHimalayan currently gets 9 colour options and the new colours add a tasteful variety to the list. These new colours were revealed at the 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey, which was flagged from Delhi earlier today. Images are credited to participants @manavsinha, @kochimachan and @turbochargedmag.In terms of purpose-built hardcore off-roaders, Royal Enfield Himalayan only competes with Hero Xpulse 200. But adhering to genre and pricing, it competes with KTM 390 Adventure, BMW G 310 GS and the likes. Speaking of G 310 GS, it recently got new colour schemes that might interest you. More

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    Royal Enfield Sales June 2022 – Classic, Meteor, Bullet, 650 Twins

    Royal Enfield ended the month of June 2022 with YoY sales growth of 42.65 percent while MoM sales dipped 3.15 percentRoyal Enfield 350cc Custom By EimorEicher Motors Limited has released Royal Enfield sales figures for June 2022. The company has performed well both in terms of domestic sales and exports on a YoY basis with total sales at 61,407 units in June 2022 up 42.65 percent over 43,048 units sold in June 2021. MoM sales however, dipped by 3.51 percent over 63,643 units sold in May 2021.Royal Enfield Meteor 350X is poised for launch in the days ahead and was spotted on test. Along with this new variant, the company is also currently testing the Meteor 650, Shotgun 650, Himalayan 450, 450 Scram, Hunter 350 and new Bullet 350.Royal Enfield Sales June 2022Royal Enfield saw sales in the above 350cc segment, which includes the Himalayan and 650 Twins, post sales of 50,405 units in June 2022. This was a 35.29 percent YoY growth over 37,258 units sold in June 2021. It related to a 13,147 unit volume growth with an 82.08 percent share. MoM sales however, dipped 6.37 percent from 53,835 units sold in May 2022 when share percentage stood at 84.59 percent.Royal Enfield sub 350cc segment, that includes the Classic, Meteor, Electra and Bullet, reported sales of 11,002 units in June 2022, up 90.02 percent YoY over 5,790 units sold in June 2021. This was a 5,212 unit volume growth with a 17.92 percent share. MoM sales increased 12.17 percent from 9,808 units sold in May 2022, relating to a 1,194 unit volume growth and 15.41 percent share.Royal Enfield Sales June 2022In domestic markets, Royal Enfield sold a total of 50,265 units, up 40.35 percent YoY from 35,815 units sold in June 2021. MoM domestic sales however, dipped 6.09 percent from 53,525 units sold in May 2022.Royal Enfield exports on the other hand increased YoY and MoM to 11,142 units in June 2022, up 54.04 percent YoY over 7,233 units sold in June 2021 and higher by 10.12 percent when compared to 10,118 units shipped in May 2022. Share percentage also increased from 15.90 percent held in May 2022 to 18.14 percent in the past month.Royal Enfield Hunter 350cc Launch in IndiaRE has been actively testing the Hunter 350cc ahead of launch in August 2022 It will be positioned on the same J platform as seen on the Meteor 350 and Classic 350. It will also borrow the same engine lineup with a 349cc single cylinder engine offering 20.2 hp power and 27 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox.Royal Enfield Hunter will get roadster styling with rear set foot pegs for a more upright seating stance. Once launched, the Hunter 350cc, which will be positioned below the Bullet 350, making it the most affordable RE motorcycle on sale. Launch price is expected to start from Rs 1.3 lakhs to Rs 1.4 lakhs range (ex-showroom). More

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    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650cc Cruiser Spied – Or Is It Super Meteor?

    This new 650cc motorcycle will be the middle-weight cruiser in Royal Enfield’s lineupRoyal Enfield Thunderbird 650We all know that Royal Enfield is developing a 650cc cruiser based on their potent 650cc parallel-twin platform. But we also know that it will get Meteor 350-inspired cruiser design language. It was unofficially called Super Meteor 650.But Royal Enfield’s recent slip-up has revealed that the company is keen on resurrecting its bygone Thunderbird marque with this upcoming cruiser. Royal Enfield’s service page on their website mysteriously revealed the name Thunderbird X 650 in the list of all Royal Enfield bikes available to book a service schedule.Royal Enfield was quick enough to rectify this and took it off its website. But the damage was done and the internet was blessed with screenshots of the same. This makes sense too because Meteor is actually the successor of Thunderbird. And if you ask us, Thunderbird name is cooler and has much more weight than Super Meteor. Remember the Ford Thunderbird? That was a cool car with a cool name.Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650cc CruiserRoyal Enfield’s recent test mule has the 650cc parallel-twin engine with twin exhaust and is a cruiser motorcycle. Ring any bell? Yes, it might be the upcoming Thunderbird 650. We say Thunderbird 650 instead of Thunderbird X 650 as seen on Royal Enfield’s website. Because, the test mule has chrome exhausts and looking back at Thunderbird 350X and 500X, they had sporty persona with black exhaust. This could be Thunderbird 650 like Thunderbird 350 and 500 which had chrome exhaust.Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650The test mule looks production-ready and doesn’t get any camouflage too. This hints us that a launch may be closer than we’d have hoped. This test mule looks like the lower-spec variant as creature comforts like pillion backrest, windscreen, rear luggage rack and saddle stays are missing. All these were present on test mule spotted testing abroad. Royal Enfield is likely to offer these features in higher variants though just like it did with Meteor 350.The source also claims that the exhaust note had more bass than Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650. This might be due to a different exhaust system. It will borrow the same 648cc parallel-twin that does duties on Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650. Royal Enfield may retain the same throttle map or introduce a new one for this cruiser to suit its laid-back personality.Features & LaunchRoyal Enfield Thunderbird 650 test mule was spotted donning a twin-pod instrument cluster. The main unit is larger and houses an analog speedometer and tachometer and a small LCD screen within it showing trip info, fuel level and other info. Beside it, we find the tripper screen for navigation. Other features spotted on the test mule include single disc brake at both ends, USD fork setup at front and twin shocks at the rear. We expect it to get dual-channel ABS as standard.Coming to the launch, Royal Enfield has a lot on its platter right now. For starters, they have the Hunter 350 launch planned for August. Looking at the production-ready-looking test mule, we can’t help but predict that Royal Enfield might launch its middleweight cruiser by the end of this year. When launched, it might bear Super Meteor 650, Thunderbird 650 or Thunderbird X 650 name. Prices could be in the Rs 4 lakh range, making it the most affordable 650cc cruiser on offer.Source More

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    Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 On Official Website – Cruiser 650cc Name?

    Royal Enfield has used the Thunderbird name before on their cruisersRoyal Enfield Thunderbird 650 – Render Cruiser 650ccRoyal Enfield motorcycles have impressed enthusiasts with their vintage charm and retro appeal. Of late, RE motorcycles have also been impressive where engineering is concerned. Already a ruler in the 350cc and 650cc segment, the company wants to expand its portfolio further in these segments.The Chennai-based company has been working on a new breed of motorcycles. We can expect their next new offering in the month of August, likely to be called Hunter 350. They also have the Bullet 350 new gen, as well as an all new 450cc scrambler and adventure-tourer planned for sometime next year.Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650Apart from these, we have also seen spy shots of new RE motorcycles based on 650cc platform. One was rumoured to be Super Meteor 650 and the other was rumoured to be based on Shotgun 650 concept. Speaking about the Super Meteor 650 cruiser, there is an interesting update. It seems like it might not be called Super Meteor, but Thunderbird 650.Royal Enfield had Thunderbird range of cruiser motorcycles on sale for many years, before they were discontinued to be replaced by what is now called Meteor. This left RE fans wondering as to why Royal Enfield was dropping such a good brand name like Thunderbird. Well, that is probably because they had bigger plans. Literally bigger plans. Earlier, the Thunderbird range was seen in 350cc and 500cc format. If the latest leak is true, the next Thunderbird we see from Royal Enfield, will be the biggest ever, with a 650cc engine.Royal Enfield Thunder 650 Name On Official WebsiteRoyal Enfield official service page had a listing for a surprising new motorcycle, which does not currently exist. The name was – Thunderbird X 650. It is highly likely that this is the name of the upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser motorcycle, and got leaked on an official website by mistake. Royal Enfield has rectified this error by taking off the Thunderbird X 650 name from their website. But not before screenshots were saved and shared.Thunderbird X 650 might be a sportier variant of Thunderbird 650, like Thunderbird 500X was to Thunderbird 500. We have seen the upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser with alloys as well as with spoke wheels. It is possible that the version with spoke wheels is called Thunderbird 650 and the one with alloys is called Thunderbird 650X or Thunderbird X 650.Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 – Specs & LaunchIf Royal Enfield Thunderbird 650 and Thunderbird X 650 gets launched, they will come with 650cc parallel-twin engine. This engine does duty on the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. These are the smoothest and the most vibe-free Royal Enfield we have ever tried. It makes 47 bhp of power at 7250 RPM and 52 Nm of torque at 5250 RPM. It is coupled to a 6-speed transmission and also gets oil-cooling and slipper clutch.Speaking about launch timeline – the latest test mules appear fairly production-ready. It is likely that Royal Enfield could unveil the Thunderbird 650 (if not launch), at the EICMA 2022. Being a global motorcycle brand, Royal Enfield has unveiled something special at EICMA almost every year. Will it be the Thunderbird 650 cruiser this year?Source More

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    New Royal Enfield Meteor 350X Variant Spied Ahead Of Launch

    The new variant will be sold alongside the variants that are already on sale today2022 Royal Enfield Meteor 350XLooks like Royal Enfield is on a spree of launching motorcycles with a ton of motorcycles currently under testing. Most expected launches are Meteor 650, Shotgun 650, Himalayan 450, 450 Scram, Hunter 350, new Bullet 350 and then a new variant of Meteor 350 too.Meteor 350 is one of Royal Enfield’s most popular motorcycles on sale in India. It strikes a right balance between price and performance while offering decent cruise ability too. We had covered this in the past predicting that the new variant of Meteor 350 will be a sportier version like Thunderbird’s X variants. But the new spy shot reveals very little changes to the motorcycle.New Meteor 350X VariantLooking at the spy shot, we are hard pressed to spot any additions or deletions Royal Enfield is going for. But there aren’t any. Everything we see on the new spy shot, already exists on the Meteor 350 that is on sale in India. But when we see closely, the changes start to fall in place.Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350 currently gets 3 variants. Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. Stellar and Supernova get classic colour shades and chrome exhaust to add retro flair. On top of colour differences, Stellar adds a backrest for the pillion and on top of it, Supernova adds a front windscreen. Base Fireball variant gets a sporty appeal with black finish on the entire motorcycle except for the red fuel tank.New Royal Enfield Meteor 350X Variant SpiedIf a customer wants a sporty look, he doesn’t get features like a windscreen and pillion backrest. If they go with these features, the sporty appeal is replaced with retro charm and the chrome bling. There was never a middle ground and that’s where this new variant will come in. In the spy shot, it gets a black rear mudguard, black exhaust and everything like on Fireball but it also gets a pillion backrest. This combination didn’t exist before.New Royal Enfield Meteor 350X can be expected to come with Fireball’s colour scheme along with Supernova’s features like a pillion backrest and a windscreen at front. For the sake of variety, Royal Enfield can also throw in sporty tyres and a slightly stiffened suspension to match the visual sportiness of the Meteor 350.Specs & LaunchThe new variant is expected to be launched in the coming days. We expect some styling changes, new colours and along with it, some new design elements can be deleted or added based on the flavour Royal Enfield is eyeing for.Meteor 350 is a well-sorted package in terms of powertrain and chassis. It is based on the company’s new ‘J’ platform and gets the new 349 cc JD1 engine by Royal Enfield. It makes 20.2 bhp of power at 6100 RPM and a healthy 27 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. This engine is coupled to a 5-speed transmission. The new variant is expected to retain the same powertrain and chassis. When launched, it will lock horns with Honda CB350RS and classic cruisers from Jawa, Benelli Imperiale 400 and Yezdi Roadster. Also expect a slight price premium over the current top-spec Supernova variant. More

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    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Scrambler Dual Exhaust – Modified By Modbike

    This custom motorcycle retains Meteor 350’s original silhouette but gets a lot of custom modsRoyal Enfield Meteor 350 ScramblerDo you feel like Royal Enfield Meteor 350 falls short in flair? Do you feel like something is missing from the overall package? Something essential that enhances the persona of the motorcycle? Then, only a custom Meteor 350 is your answer.Custom bikes come with a certain individuality that stock bikes coming straight out of the factory lacks. It is because OEMs don’t design their motorcycles to only appeal to a bunch of enthusiasts excluding the mainstream audience. They are manufactured to appeal to a wide range of customers across various regions, religions, cultures, mindsets, tastes and more aspects. So, if an individual wants something special, a custom bike is their only solution.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 ScramblerOne such company aiming to offer individuality is MODBIKE. They have created a truly unique version of Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350. The main attraction to this custom bike is not actually the stunning paint scheme. It is the fat 130/70 section tyre that is wrapped around the 17’ alloy wheel from the manufacturer.To accommodate the wider tyre at the front, it gets a custom mudguard too. They have tried to give it a scrambler vibe too. Hence, it gets custom fork gators, a modified rear subframe with integrated LED taillights and also a custom bash plate to protect the engine from bumps and obstacles. The maker has also played around with the rider’s triangle by slightly changing the positioning of footpegs.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 ScramblerApart from the fat front tyre, there are other elements added at the front to make the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Scrambler feel substantial. Some of them are a 30 mm custom handlebar with custom holder, a custom LED headlight and custom mirrors. The main visual distinction from a regular Meteor 350 in terms of road presence is the dual exhausts. These aren’t dummy, both exhausts are functional and the second exhaust is fed by a custom exhaust router. Take a look at the walkaround video below.[embedded content][embedded content]Finishing off the looks are custom seats, an aftermarket tyre hugger with registration plate mount, a custom paint scheme and custom RE logo painted on the tank. Custom Meteor 350 M also gets a custom side stand and a centre stand.Full List Of ModificationsWe don’t know the pricing of this custom Meteor 350 M by MODBIKE. It offers a unique character to the stock Meteor 350 and appeals to many if not all. Below are all the changes on offer with this latest modification.1. Front wheel 17 inch with broad tyre 130/70-172. Front mudguard modification3. Front forks boots4. Custom head lamp with head lamp stay5. 32mm thick custom handle bar with custom holder6. Custom side view mirror7. Custom exhaust both side workings8. Foot controls position changed9. Seat frame customised spl with inbuilt LED tail lamp10. Custom seat11. Both sides have attractive leather bags12. Rear tyre hugger with installation licence plate with light13. Spl Graphics painting14. Fuel tank logos changed15. Side stand settings16. Middle stand settings17. All indicators settings18. Custom made engine guardRoyal Enfield Meteor 350Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a cruiser motorcycle that is retro in its styling and has a modern engine architecture. Gone are the days when Royal Enfield motorcycles rattled with their unbearable vibrations and crudeness.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 ScramblerIt is powered by the modern JD1 engine by Royal Enfield that displaces 349 cc and gets modern features like oil cooling and finally getting rid of pushrods in favour of a smoother SOHC setup. It makes 20.4 PS at 6100 RPM and 27 Nm at 4000 RPM. Meteor 350 comes with disc brakes at both fronts tied with a dual-channel ABS system and weighs 191 kg. Meteor 350 is very popular in India and Royal Enfield is also expected to launch a sportier version called Meteor 350X.Source More

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    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Modified Bobber With Single Seat – Looks Dope

    Royal Enfield Meteor 350 gets converted into a classic bobber by Volcano GarageRoyal Enfield Meteor 350 BobberRoyal Enfield motorcycles going under the knife at an aftermarket workshop is a common sight not just in India but across the world as well. Over the years, we have come across numerous examples of stock RE bikes being converted into fancy machines. The latest example comes from Europe and involves a Meteor 350.The cruiser has once again shown its true camouflage nature as it takes the shape of a custom-built bobber. This project has been undertaken by Volcano Garage and showcases the versatility of Royal Enfield’s robust architecture.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Modified BobberAs seen in traditional bobbers, the custom-built Meteor 350 gets a single rider’s saddle held by twin springs underneath and a quilted pattern on top for added comfort. The fuel tank remains stock and so does the handlebar although the latter gets new bar-end mirrors which gives it a fresh appeal.The unit used in this project is a Fireball variant of Meteor hence all internals and running gear of the motorcycle are already blacked out. Fenders at both ends have been chopped short to give it a signature bobber look.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 BobberBlack alloy wheels with the same rubber profile have been kept intact although side panels have been custom-built. Also, the headlight unit uses an aftermarket LED assembly inside the same round encasing with black bezels. Adding flair to the setup is an aftermarket exhaust setup with a short bottle canister.By the looks of it, changes have been made to the cycle parts of the motorcycle as well, especially on its swingarm but we do not have exact details of it. The swingarm also gets a new custom-built mount for the registration plate. The stock taillamps have been replaced by a pair of aftermarket units and uniquely attached to the rear shock absorbers.Specs & FeaturesFork gaiters up front enhance the bike’s retro charm while the all-black theme adds a sporty touch to the overall characteristic of bobber. There is no report of any change made in the powertrain department of the motorcycle. Meteor 350 is powered by a 349cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that kicks out 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox via a slipper and assist clutch.Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Bobber – Pillion seat can be added if need arisesHardware parts on the stock cruiser consist of a suspension setup with conventional telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at rear. There is also an option to add a pillion seat, if need arises. Braking duties are handled by single disc brakes at both ends aided by a single-channel ABS. In its stock form, Meteor 350 weighs 191 kilos and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres.In terms of features, the equipment list is thin, comprising a side-stand engine kill switch and a semi-digital instrument console. It is also offered with a Tripper Navigation pod that provides turn-by-turn navigation when paired with the Royal Enfield App via Bluetooth. However, this feature is now available only as an optional accessory.Source More

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    Royal Enfield Sales Breakup May 2022 – Classic, Bullet, Himalayan, 650 Twins

    Royal Enfield has posted a notable YoY increase in domestic sales while MoM sales dipped marginallyRoyal Enfield 650ccRoyal Enfield sales for May 2022 showoff encouraging YoY performance in both domestic and global markets. Domestic sales stood at 53,525 units in May 2022, up 166.65 percent over 20,073 units sold in May 2021 (a month bogged down by the second wave of the Covid – 19 pandemic). MoM sales dipped marginally by 0.61 percent over 53,852 units, a difference of 327 units.Royal Enfield Sales May 2022 – Classic 350 LeadsIn domestic markets, it was the RE’s 350 range that commanded the most attention. The Classic 350 saw sales of 29,959 units, up 224.27 percent over 9,239 units sold in May 2021. It had a volume growth of 20,720 units with 55.97 percent share. RE Classic 350 MoM sales however, dipped 8.03 percent over 32,575 units sold in April 2022 when share percentage was at 60.49.Next up was the Meteor 350 with sales of 8,209 units in May 2022, up 143.23 percent over 3,375 units sold in May 2021 commanding a 15.34 percent share in the company lineup. Sales in April 2022 had stood at 4,617 units relating to a 77.80 percent MoM growth. The third best-selling model was also in the 350cc segment. Bullet 350 sales improved 52.69 percent YoY to 6,958 units, up from 4,557 units sold in May 2021. This was a 2,401 unit volume growth with a 13 percent share. MoM sales however, dipped 7.39 percent from 7,513 units sold in April 2022.RE Electra 350 also saw a YoY growth of 78.46 percent to 3,769 units from 2,112 units sold in May 2021 while MoM sales dipped 3.80 percent over 3,918 units sold in April 2022. Share percentage also dipped from 7.28 percent to 7.04 percent MoM.Royal Enfield Sales May 2022Next up in the 350cc segment, Royal Enfield gears up for their next big launch in India in August 2022. The Hunter 350 will be offered in two variants, J1C1 and J1C2, with the latter being the most affordable bike in the company lineup.Royal Enfield’s Himalayan (3,273 units) and 650 Twins (1,357 units) also posted a YoY growth of 606.91 percent and 314.98 percent respectively. MoM sales improved 6.61 percent for the Himalayan over 3,070 units sold in April 2022 while it dipped 37.15 percent in the case of 650 Twins as against 2,159 units sold in April 2022.RE Exports May 2022Royal Enfield exports improved 40.12 percent YoY to 10,118 units in May 2022, up from 7,221 units shipped in May 2021. MoM exports increased by 21.86 percent from 8,303 units sold in April 2022.Royal Enfield Exports May 2022In export markets, it was the 650 Twins that saw most demand. Exports stood at 5,178 units in May 2022 up 172.24 percent over 1,902 units shipped in May 2021. This was volume growth of 3,276 units with a share percent of 51.18 up from 33.17 percent held in April 2022 when exports stood at 2,754 units, a growth of 88.02 percent MoM.While exports of the RE Classic 350 increased by 392.73 percent YoY to 2,779 units, that of Meteor 350 dipped 25.15 percent to 2,161 units. Both these models posted a MoM growth of 54.65 percent and 89.89 percent respectively. Exports of the Himalayan, Bullet 500, Classic 500 and Electra 350 were down to 0 units even as there were 7 units of the Bullet 500 shipped in April 2022. More