Royal Enfield to launch three new bikes in North America in 2018

28/11/2017 - 10:42 | ,  ,  ,   | Praveen M

Royal Enfield announced that the brand will be introducing three new motorcycles in 2018 for the North American market. The brand showcased the three motorcycles at the Long Beach motorcycle Show in California.

Royal Enfield Himalayan
The Himalayan will appeal adventure seekers who are on a budget.

The first motorcycle would be the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which the company plans to bring it to the dealers in summer 2018. The bike will be available in two colours- Graphite and Snow; and will be retailed at USD 4,499 MSRP. The brand will also be offering a range of accessories for the bike. The bike will be equipped with fuel injection and ABS to comply with the norms in the continent. Rod Copes, President, Royal Enfield, North America said:

2018 will be a very exciting year for Royal Enfield in North America, as we introduce three entirely new motorcycles. These new motorcycles are fun, easy and affordable — and are perfect for new motorcyclists, veteran riders and everyone in between. Royal Enfield is committed to growing the middle-weight motorcycle segment, and these new motorcycles are exactly what motorcycle enthusiasts have been desiring for years.

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The other two motorcycles are the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 twins. Powering the two bikes is an all-new 648cc SOHC 4-valve parallel twin unit. It features an oil-cooler, apart from the fins for air cooling; and fuel injection. The engine comes with a 270 degree crank with a balancer shaft to smoothen out vibrations. The powerplant makes 47 PS at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with an all-new 6-speed transmission with slip assist clutch.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin Orange Press shot left side
The 650 twins made their global debut at the 2017 EICMA in Milan, Italy.

Royal Enfield plans to launch the two motorcycles in the second half of 2018 in a range of colours and two distinct styles – Standard and Retro Custom. The brand targets to price the bikes at less than USD 7,000 (INR 4.51 lakhs). The company has also confirmed that the bike will first enter the European market in April 2018; and then the Indian market, when the production is ready to take on the home turf.

Also Read: Royal Enfield 650 Twins to have the same spec in India as international markets – Report

Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has a network of over 70 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet, Continental GT and Classic 500 motorcycles along with a range of motorcycle accessories and apparel. All motorcycles come with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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