Royal Enfield Himalayan New Variant With Single SeatUpon its launch, Royal Enfield Himalayan new variant would directly compete against Bajaj Dominar 400
Royal Enfield has plenty on its plate at the moment as far as new upcoming modes are concerned. The bikemaker has been testing various models on roads in recent times, one of them being the a new motorcycle which is based on Himalayan. While the latter is a proper adventure bike, the former will be a road-biased version of the same.
The motorcycle has been spotted testing on multiple occasions on roads in the recent past. Although it will be underpinned by the same architecture as Himalayan, the upcoming 2022 Himalayan new variant will wear a slightly different top hat in order to distinguish it from the off-road capable iteration.
For starters, the road-based iteration of Himalayan misses out on a large windscreen upfront. That said, customers will get the option to add a windscreen as an additional accessory. Also, Himalayan’s signature exoskeleton has made way for newly designed tank shrouds. Unlike previous test mules, the latest spy shots showed an undisguised testing prototype.
While Himalayan gets a larger 21-inch front wheel, this new variant will feature a smaller 19-inch front wheel with similar wire-spoked rims shod by block pattern, dual-purpose tyres. Similarly, the tail section also seems to be redesigned with respect to the positioning of taillamp and rear turn indicators appearing slightly different from the current Himalayan.
2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan
In the latest test mule, a small luggage rack has been installed at the rear. Other styling updates include a revised headlamp mask, redesigned and repositioned front turn indicators and revised front and rear mudguards.
2022 Himalayan new variant also misses out on a traditional beak-like fender as seen in existing Himalayan. It, however, retains the same upswept exhaust canister and split-style seating setup from the adventure motorcycle.
Features & Powertrain
As far as features are concerned, like other Royal Enfield motorcycles, this one also won’t be too high on gizmos. Instrumentation of the bike looks basic with a twin-pod cluster with one pod catering to the speedometer while the other one catering to the Tripper Navigation display. The Tripper pod provides turn-by-turn navigation when paired to the Royal Enfield App on the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth.
Powering the tourer will be the same 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine that propels Himalayan. This unit kicks out 24.3 bhp and 32 Nm of peak torque which will be paired with a five-speed gearbox. Motorists would be delighted if Royal Enfield could update this engine to provide a little more oomph desired in long-distance touring. Suspension setup could be tweaked in order to focus more towards on-road dynamics.
Royal Enfield Himalayan New Variant With Single SeatUpon its launch, Royal Enfield Himalayan new variant would directly compete against Bajaj Dominar 400
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 – RenderBoth the 650cc cruiser and Scram 400 are from Royal Enfield likely to be launched sometime next year
The upcoming 650cc cruiser from Royal Enfield has been in development for almost two years now and spotted testing on multiple occasions in various parts of the country. Multiple iterations of the 650cc cruiser have been spotted in recent times. The bikemaker currently has its hands full as it is busy developing several projects at the same time.
One of the other products in the development stage as of now is Scram 400 which is based on Himalayan. Both Scram 400 and the 650cc cruiser have been spied testing alongside each other recently. The motorcycles in the latest spy shots are heavily wrapped under covers trying to conceal their true identity.
650cc Cruiser Details
As mentioned previously, the overall design draws inspiration from the KX Bobber Concept which made its appearance at the EICMA 2018. Hence, it receives a low stance of a traditional cruiser with forward set footpegs, a wide handlebar and a low seat which provide relaxed riding ergonomics. Unlike the current 650cc Twins- Interceptor and Continental GT, the cruiser rides on alloy wheels shod by tubeless tyres.
Also, the cruiser gets LED headlamps and a large windscreen up front, the latter should be available as an accessory though. Other styling highlights include a circular headlamp, circular rearview mirrors and teardrop-shaped fuel tank.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
The signature highlight of the bike are the twin exhausts laced with chrome which gives out a muffled exhaust note. The bike gets a flat tail section of which has been completely masked under camouflage.
Powering the cruiser is the same 648cc parallel-twin, air-cooled motor that pushes out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Pleasantly, suspension duties will be handled by new upside-down forks instead of conventional telescopic forks at front. At rear, twin shock absorbers mounted at a greater angle than 650 Twins get the job done.
Scram 400 Details
On the other hand, Scram 400 is a road-biased tourer based on Himalayan’s platform which also shares certain design cues with the latter. However, most of the styling will be revised in order to lend it a distinct identity.
Royal Enfield Scram 400 and Shotgun 650
For starters, unlike Himalayan, Scram 400 will get a smaller 19-inch front wheel instead of a 21-inch unit shod by dual-purpose tyres. A redesigned headlight mask has been added for a cleaner look.
Scram 400 will be powered by a 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine that kicks out 24.3 bhp and 32 Nm of peak torque which will be paired with a five-speed gearbox. Suspension setup of the bike might be tuned a little to offer more favourable on-road dynamics.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350Due to rising input costs, prices of two-wheelers have been hiked multiple times this year
Royal Enfield had increased prices of its motorcycles in January, April and July. There was another round of price hike in August for bikes like Meteor 350 and Himalayan. Despite the price hike, Royal Enfield motorcycles continue to be bestsellers in their respective segments.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 new prices
Launched in November last year, Meteor 350 is offered in three trims – Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. As compared to prices in July, these motorcycles have become costlier by Rs 7k each. New prices are Rs 1.99 lakh for Fireball, Rs 2.05 lakh for Stellar and Rs 2.15 lakh for Supernova. In percentage terms, max price hike is for Fireball, followed by Stellar and supernova.
Meteor 350 has been a bestseller right from the time it was launched. It is the first of the next-gen products in Royal Enfield’s portfolio. It gets a new engine, a new platform and first-in-segment Tripper navigation system. Although it continues using a retro theme like other Royal Enfield motorcycles, the variations in design give it an entirely new identity.
Some of the striking features of Meteor 350 include round headlamps, circular rear view mirrors, teardrop shaped fuel tank, round instrument console and broad rear fenders. The bike is offered in a plethora of colour options, which vary based on the variant. It includes Fireball Yellow, Fireball Red, Stellar Blue, Stellar Red, Stellar Black, Supernova Brown and Supernova Blue.
Royal Enfield Meteor and Himalayan Price Hike Sep 2021. Previous price hike was in July 2021.
Users can expect a comfortable riding stance with Meteor 350. The bike can be used for daily urban commutes as well as long distance touring. It is equipped with a new 349cc, air-oil cooled, SOHC motor that is capable of generating max power of 20.2 bhp at 6100 rpm and peak torque of 27 Nm at 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. This engine has now been introduced in new-gen Classic 350 as well. Other new / next-gen Royal Enfield bikes in 350cc category will also get this new engine.
Royal Enfield Himalayan new prices
As compared to July, Himalayan variants are now costlier by Rs 5k. Latest price is Rs 2,10,784 for Mirage Silver and Gravel Grey; Rs 2,14,529 for Lake Blue and Rock Red; and Rs 2,18,273 for Granite Black and Pine Green. In percentage terms, price hike is highest for Silver, Grey, followed by Blue, Red and Black, Green.
In the future, we could see new versions of Himalayan including a road-biased model and a higher capacity 650cc motorcycle. Road-biased Himalayan can appeal to folks who are not necessary into off-roading, but still prefer the bike’s rugged look and feel. On the other hand, 650cc Himalayan will be ready for even tougher challenges in an off-road environment.
In its current form, Himalayan is powered by a 411cc, air cooled motor. It churns out 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm at 4,000rpm – 4,500rpm. It is equipped with a 5-speed transmission. More
Image – Vi VlogsThe new-gen Classic 350 is based on a new Twin Downtube frame which is said to have improved its handling to a great extent
A couple of days back, Royal Enfield launched its very highly anticipated new generation Classic 350. Starting at a price of Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-showroom), Royal Enfield has managed to retain the old retro charm of the outgoing Classic 350 despite this being an all-new model in which nothing from the older model has been carried forward.
Now, the Chennai-based bikemaker has revealed the official accessories list for the new-gen Classic 350. The Accessories tab on the company’s official website displays the list of goodies on offer by the company. Under the accessories tab, Royal Enfield now has a separate tab for the new-gen Classic which contains a host of add-ons.
List of Official Accessories
The official accessories have been broadly categorised under eight segments- Protection, Controls, Seats, Bodywork, Luggage, Engine, Security & Maintenance and Wheels. The most number of options are listed under engine guards where prices start at Rs. 2,750 and go up to Rs. 4,250. The company is offering two options of alloy wheels designs, both of which cost Rs 12,500 a pair.
Similarly, there are two types one can opt for Silver Deluxe and Black deluxe each costing Rs 2,500 per set. Below is a detailed first look video by Vi Vlogs, detailing the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 and its official accessories. The total cost of all accessories in the video below is about Rs 26k.
Considered as one of the best touring machines, the new Classic 350 will also look to build on that reputation hence Royal Enfield is offering accessories that make this new Classic a touring-friendly motorcycle. This includes Waterproof Inner Bag, Pannier, Pannier Rail and Rack with prices starting at Rs 1,150.
There are also different kinds of accessory seats on offer for both rider and pillion whose prices start from Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,950 respectively. Buyers will get the option to choose from three windscreens with the range-topping touring screen priced at Rs 3,950. Two options each for backrest and seat covers have been made available, both in black and brown. The backrests would cost Rs 950 while the seat covers will set one back by Rs 1,000.
Apart from these, Royal Enfield is also offering two mirror options for the new Classic 350- a bar-end type and a touring type priced respectively Rs 5,800 and Rs 6,250. We also expect the bikemaker to offer Tripper Navigation an official accessory for the new-gen Classic at a later stage.
The 2021 Classic 350 has been receiving positive reviews from all corners mainly due to its new and more refined powertrain. It is now powered by a 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor which pushes out 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. This unit is paired with a new 5-speed gearbox. All mechanical configurations have been borrowed from Meteor 350. More
Image – Nitin AutoroidsThe 2021 RE Classic 350 comes in with a fresh range of features and new J series, 349cc engine which it shares with the Meteor 350
Royal Enfield has launched the new Classic 350 retro styled motorcycle. This motorcycle has a strong fan base in the country. In its new avatar, the 2021 RE Classic 350 gets some feature updates. It is being offered in 5 trims of Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and Chrome.
Bookings have opened on the company website, or at the nearest Royal Enfield Store while customers can book test rides and customize their Classic 350 via the Royal Enfield App. The new RE Classic 350 comes in with a 3 year warranty along with 1 year Roadside Assistance (RSA).
Vibration Test – Old vs New Royal Enfield Classic 350
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets to a new J Series, single cylinder, 4 stroke, EFI unit that also powers the Meteor 350. This engine offers 20.2 hp power at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox.
This engine continues to give out the prototypical thump of exhaust as seen on its current counterpart. Not only that, it is this engine which has removed the vibrations from Classic 350. You feel no vibrations while riding the motorcycle. Minor vibrations seep in once you cross 80-100 kmph. Take a look at the vibration test of Royal Enfield New Classic 350 Vs Old Classic 350 in the video below by Nitin Autoroids.
Dimensions and Features
2021 RE Classic 350 measures 2,145mm in length, 785 mm in width and 1,090mm in height. It sits on a 1,390 wheelbase and gets ground clearance at 170 mm which is 3mm higher compared to the outgoing model. Fuel tank capacity stands at 13 liters. Braking is via front disc brake and rear drum brake with single channel ABS offered as standard. It receives telescopic suspension and rear twin tube emulsion shocks while it rides on 19 inch wheel front and 18 inch wheel at the rear.
Feature updates seen on the new Classic 350 shows off a new semi digital instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and LCD with fuel display and odometer. It also gets a new lighting system with halogen bulbs – an updated headlamp unit and refreshed tail lamp cluster. It sports Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation System and a new USB port positioned just below the handlebar.
Price and Colour Options
RE Classic entry level Redditch is priced at Rs 1,84,374 while Classic 350 Halcyon carries a price tag of Rs 1,92,123. The Signals variant is at Rs 2,04,367 while the top of the line Dark and Chrome variants are priced at Rs 2,11,465 and Rs 2,15,118 respectively – all prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
RE Classic 350 is being presented in a total of 11 colour options. The Redditch trim gets two colours of Redditch Sage Green and Redditch Grey. Classic 350 Halcyon variant comes in three colours of Halcyon Green, Halcyon Black and Halcyon Grey while the Signals variant has two options of Signals Marsh Grey and Signals Desert Sand.
RE Classic 350 Dark variant will sport colour options of Dark Stealth Black and Dark Gunmetal Grey while the top spec Chrome variant gets two colours of Chrome Red and Chrome Bronze. Classic 350 will continue to rival the Honda H’Ness CB350, Benelli Imperiale and Jawa models. More
New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Delivery Starts. Image – Pratip VlogsThe 2021 RE Classic 350 is based on a new J-platform, updated engine and gets Tripper navigation system
Even as the current generation Classic 350 was the best-selling model in the company portfolio for FY21 with a total of 3,61,140 units sold, a new gen model has been launched. 2021 Classic 350 is a completely new motorcycle from the ground up. It receives a new J platform that also underpins the RE Meteor 350 while its engine lineup is also borrowed from the Meteor 350.
RE Classic 350 Features
New Classic 350 receive similar styling from its outgoing counterpart. It does get some new and more refined features. It gets distinctive tail lamps, turn indicators and alloy wheels while it will also sport a semi digital instrument system and Tripper Navigation as a part of its updates.
An LCD information panel, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charger, a rounded pillion seat and turn by turn navigation powered by Google Maps will also be a part of its updates. 2021 Classic 350 will get the same 14 liter fuel tank that is seen on its current counterpart.
The new gen RE Classic 350 also sees updates in its chassis and meter console along with a revised swing arm. It is positioned on a double cradle frame compared to a single down tube chassis on the older RE. First batch owners of Royal Enfield Classic 350 have started taking deliveries in multiple cities and towns across India.
2021 RE Classic 350 shares engine with the Meteor 350. This 349 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke engine will offer 20 hp power at 6,100 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a new 5 speed gearbox. This engine will receive a counter balancer shaft that will help reduce vibrations, thereby relating to an improved ride.
Braking will be handled by disc brakes on both wheels along with dual channel ABS as standard. For suspension duties, the Classic 350 will get telescopic forks in front and mono-shock absorber at the rear.
It is offered in a total of five trim levels – Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and a range-topping Chrome trim. Price starts from Rs 1.84 lakhs and goes all the way to Rs 2.15 lakhs – all prices are ex-sh. It will rival the likes of Jawa Classic, Honda Hness CB 350, Benelli Imperiale 400, etc in the segment.
Royal Enfield Next Launches
Royal Enfield is also planning a host of new launches. The company has said that their aim is to launch 4 new motorcycles every year. This year has already seen the launch of updated Himalayan, revised 650 Twins and new Classic 350. It remains to be seen what RE plans to launch next. In the list of their upcoming motorcycles, there is the Hunter, Shotgun, Scram and even a 650 cc cruiser. More
Royal Enfield Classic 350Royal Enfield dominates the 350cc motorcycle segment commanding market share of close to 95%
In August 2021, the total of Royal Enfield’s domestic sales and exports is at 45,860 units. That’s a drop of -9%, as compared to 50,144 units in August last year. This drop is likely due to launch of all-new Classic 350. It seems like many customers had postponed their plans in wait for new Classic 350. More clarity will emerge next month when we get to see the numbers for September 2021.
Royal Enfield 350cc Sales
In 350cc segment, Royal Enfield currently has bikes like Classic 350, Bullet 350, Meteor 350 and Electra 350. Sales and exports in August were at 38,572 units. YoY growth is down -17%, as compared to 46,357 units in August last year.
However, when we look at Year-to-Date data, Royal Enfield has registered strong double-digit growth. Sales and exports during the period from Apr-21 to Aug-21 is at 1,82,681 units. That’s a growth of 35%, as compared to 1,35,174 units during the same period last year.
Royal Enfield 400cc-650cc Sales
Beyond 350cc, Royal Enfield has the Himalayan and 650 twins (Interceptor and Continental GT). All these are among the most preferred Royal Enfield bikes in international markets. In August, sales and exports of models with engine capacity exceeding 350cc were at 7,288 units. YoY numbers have close to doubled, as compared to 3,787 units in August last year.
Royal Enfield Sales Aug 2021
Comparing the numbers on Year-to-Date basis, the growth is much higher at 145%. From Apr-21 to Aug-21, sales and exports of 350cc+ motorcycles are at 30,857 units. In comparison, the numbers were 12,573 units during the corresponding period last year.
Royal Enfield exports August 2021
In terms of volumes, the primary contributors are Meteor 350, Himalayan and 650 twins. Other bikes like Classic 350, Classic 500, and Bullet 350 are also exported. However, their numbers are much less in comparison.
In August 2021, Royal Enfield exported a total of 6,790 units. YoY growth is at 164%, as compared to 2,573 units exported in August last year. For the period Apr-21 to Aug-21, export numbers are at 30,501 units. That’s a massive leap of 317%, as compared to 7,312 units exported during the same period last year.
MoM growth stays buoyant
Royal Enfield overall MoM growth (sales + exports) for August is at 4.14%. The numbers were 44,038 units in July 2021. In 350cc space, MoM growth is up by 2.71%, as compared to 37,556 units in July 2021. In 350cc+ segment, MoM growth is up by 12.43%. The numbers in July 2021 were at 6,482 units.
Talking about domestic sales numbers, MoM growth is down -0.56% in comparison to 39,290 units sold in July 2021. In exports, MoM growth has improved by 43.01% in comparison to 4,748 units exported in July 2021.
As the festive season has begun and will continue through November, motorcycle sales can be expected to register strong growth in the coming months. It is possible that Royal Enfield may utilize this opportunity to introduce new products in the market. Options include Hunter 350, Roadster 650, and Royal Enfield Scram. More
New Royal Enfield Classic 350While it retains much of its earlier styling, new Classic 350 packs in a range of functional improvements
Royal Enfield has launched the all-new Classic 350 at a starting price of Rs 1.84 lakh for the Redditch Series. Classic 350 Halcyon range is priced from Rs 1.93 lakh. 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals is priced from Rs 2.04 lakh. New Classic Dark Edition is priced from Rs 2.11 lakh. Top of the line Chrome Classic 350 is priced from Rs 2.15 lakh. All prices are ex-sh.
Interested folks can place their booking at any of the authorized dealerships. Already the top selling product in its category, new Classic 350 will be a greater challenge for rivals like Jawa, Honda H’ness CB350 and Benelli Imperiale 400.
New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Prices. Chrome variant price has been printed wrongly in the image. It is 2.15, and not 2.51.
New-gen Classic 350 design and features
Even in its current form, Classic 350 is loved by enthusiasts for its classy, old-school look and feel. As retro theme is one of the key USPs of the bike, Royal Enfield has played it safe by not fiddling with styling aspects. Classic 350 is the company’s bread and butter, making it all the more important to not take risky bets on it. Experiments with design could always be conducted on other new products that the company has plans to launch in the coming years.
New Classic 350 continues with its round halogen headlamp, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, circular turn indicators and rear view mirrors, ergonomically placed wide handlebars, spoke wheels, bottle-tube exhaust muffler and round tail lamp. The updated bike is available in 11 colour options. A total of five trims are on offer, Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and top-spec Chrome trim.
New Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Tripper navigation is only on Chrome variants via RE app. It will be offered as option to other variants from a later date.
In other updates, the bike gets a revised semi-digital instrument cluster. New Classic 350 will also be getting Tripper navigation, which was introduced first with Meteor 350. However, the units currently being sent to dealerships do not have the Tripper system. This is apparently due to global shortage of semiconductors. It is expected that Tripper system will be made available for new Classic 350 as soon as supply situation improves.
New-gen Classic 350 engine and specs
Updated Classic 350 will be using the new 350cc, air-oil cooled motor that currently does duty on Meteor 350. This next-gen 350cc motor will be used for all new / next-gen 350cc Royal Enfield motorcycles that are planned to be launched in coming months. It is capable of generating max power of 20.2 bhp and max torque of 27 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
As compared to the current 350cc engine, power output has increased by 1.1 bhp whereas torque has reduced by 1 Nm. These changes are unlikely to impact user experience in real world ride conditions. However, the engine does offer tangible benefits in terms of responsiveness and reduced vibrations. Also, it will continue to delight users with a thumpy aural experience.
New Royal Enfield Classic 350
Another significant change for new Classic 350 is the new twin downtube spine frame. Referred to as ‘J platform’, it was introduced with Meteor 350. This is much better than the current single downtube frame that utilizes the engine as stressed member. The new platform improves ride dynamics and helps lower vibrations.
New Classic 350 utilizes larger 300mm disc at the front and 270mm disc at the rear. Front and rear tyres are wider as well. Users have the option to choose from spoke and alloy wheels. They can choose single or dual-channel ABS and single-seat or dual-seat configuration. More
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Halcyon Green Colour. Image – Prashant NayyarNew Royal Enfield Classic 350 will be made available in five trims with eleven different colour options
The internet has been flashing news about the upcoming new generation Classic 350 from Royal Enfield for the past few weeks now. Like every model from Royal Enfield, anticipation for this motorcycle is huge more so because it has been the brand’s highest-selling model in the last decade.
Many previews of the new Classic 350 have already been going viral online which have revealed plenty about the modern retro-style bike. Latest images of New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Green Colour (Halcyon Green) have been posted by Prashant Nayyar. This is a new colour option and looks quite attractive.
Exhaust Note Compared
Two key attributes about Royal Enfield motorcycles that are talked about most often are their looks and thump sound. While its styling has been revealed in recent spy shots and videos, we also have a sample of its exhaust note.
A video on YouTube uploaded by Royal. Sourabh Vlog reveals the exhaust note of upcoming Classic 350. When compared with the outgoing model, surprisingly both sound a lot similar to each other. This mainly has to do with the tighter BS6 emission norms and a much larger catalytic converter that comes with these strict emission standards. The new cat con box results in a muffled exhaust note which evidently is present on the new-gen Classic 350 as well.
However, this was very different in the pre-BS6 era where the exhaust notes from Royal Enfield bikes were much louder and aggressive. At idle, both the older generation Classic 350 and new-gen Classic 350 sound identical. On pulling the throttle a little gently, the new Classic 350 offers a slightly raspier note than the outgoing model. Nevertheless, both exhaust notes are subdued in nature, something which won’t appeal to old-school Royal Enfield fans.
Updated Styling & Features
The good thing though the bikemaker hasn’t tinkered with the motorcycle’s design too much as it still gets the vibe of a signature Royal Enfield retro-style bike. Some visual highlights include a round halogen headlamp, circular turn indicators, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank with rubber grips, tiger-eyed position lights and wire-spoke wheels.
In terms of features, the new Classic 350 will be offered with a revised semi-digital instrument cluster which comes with an analogue speedometer and a digital display for odometer and fuel gauge. It also comes with the provision of a Tipper Navigation display which could be fitted as an accessory from any dealership.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Halcyon Green Colour
The new Classic 350 is powered by a new 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which made its debut with Meteor 350. This unit is coupled with a new 5-speed gearbox and is rated to deliver an output of 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The new engine also comes with a counterbalance shaft which is said to improve refinement levels and reduce vibration significantly.
Prices of the 2021 Classic 350 are expected to start in the same range as the current Classic 350 at the time of launch, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow on 1st Sep 2021. More