Royal Enfield Electra Discontinued
Royal Enfield has decided to discontinue the Electra Cruiser from their lineup. This decision was taken to promote sales of other motorcycles of their lineup. RE’s current lineup now consists of their flagship motorcycle the Continental GT, their recently introduced Himalayan tourer, Thunderbird (350 & 500), Classic (350 & 500) and the Bullet range which also consists of the 350 cc and the 500 cc unit.
Although RE has not released any official statement yet on this matter but the motorcycle was taken down from the official Indian RE website. However what some of the reports states that the RE Electra was a low priced motorcycle in the brand portfolio and thus the margin of profit was also low for the company and thus it was stopped to promote some more expensive motorcycles like the Classic and the Thunderbird. Recently the demand for the motorcycle also dropped after RE introduced their newer range of motorcycles and thus there was no reason for continuing the sale of this motorcycle.
However if you are still looking to get your hands on the Electra model then you should definitely look into some dealerships because they are still selling the discontinued model until their stock lasts.
The now discontinued Electra was powered by four stroke, single cylinder, twinspark unit, which displaces 346cc and churns out 19.8 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm of maximum torque. The mill comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox and also an electric start alongside the kickstart option.
List of 400-650cc middleweight motorcycles in India
After the quarter liter category of 200-400cc motorcycles, if there is one category of motorcycles which is growing at a rapid pace, it has to be that of the 400-650cc motorcycles. Preferred more by the seasoned riders, this category of motorcycles is the most sensible way of stepping up from a quarter liter category, to satiate the growing hunger of power and better riding capabilities, which does the job of honing one’s riding skills in an even better way.
Unlike the previous decade in which we were left to choose only from a couple of options, the Indian enthusiasts are now spoilt with a variety of options to pick up one from. Right from a sport tourer to a naked streetfighter to an adventure motorcycle and even one café racer, this segment has now got everything which one can imagine, including from the motorcycles from both home-grown manufacturers as well as international players.
In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every motorcycle which falls in this woo-worthy category of 400-650cc. It is upon you to decide which option to put your hand down as your next dream machine. Here you go:-
List of Quarter Litre (200-400cc) motorcycles available in India: PART 2
This is actually the continuation of the quarter litre (200-400 cc) motorcycles available in the Indian market..
In this feature story, we are going to have a look on each and every single motorcycle which falls under this space of Indian two wheeler industry, which ranges from naked roadsters to adventure motorcycles.
Royal Enfield Different Silencers Exhaust Note: Video
Royal Enfield Bullets are known for their thump and exhaust note but recently due to stricter emission norms Royal Enfield was forced to make the engines more environment friendly. In order to make the engine environment friendly they actually have to compromise on the exhaust note and also make sure that these engines causes less pollution. Although this may make the Government happy but the riders are noty happy because their Cruiser now lost the original thump which actually was the signature of the motorcycle once.
Although Royal Enfield actually now uses exhausts which actually generates less exhaust note but there are always aftermarket exhaust available which actually helps to give back the lost thump. Now here in this video you can actually hear what type opf noises different exhaust makes. In the very beginning you will notice the tailegunner exhaust which is then followed by Indore silenecer who actually has fitted the exhaust on 1952 G2 bullet. Then later you can also notice the newly launched Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 cc exhaust sounds followed by Megaphone silencer on the Classic.
Now remember all these silencers that are shown here may not fit every motorcycle so before you actually choose anyone for your motorcycle please read the instructions provided in this video.
2018 Royal Enfield 750
Now we have got some really good news for the Royal Enfield fans of India. Motorcyclenews.com recently spotted testing a completely new motorcycle in Spain. Royal Enfield definitely has proved their capability in the Indian market and which is quite evident from their recent sales figures. Their last few launches include the Continental GT and the Himalayan. Now both these motorcycle actually are powered by two newly developed engines while the Continental GT uses a single cylinder 535 cc unit which evolved from the 500 cc unit and is also Royal Enfield’s most powerful unit on offer while the Himalayan too uses a newly developed 410 cc engine.
The motorcycle which was caught testing was actually a test mule which used the Continental GT chassis but what was more interesting is the fact for the first time it uses what it looks like 750 cc parallel twin engine which was spied for the first time. This when launched will definitely be the most powerful engine that Royal Enfield has ever offered in the Indian market even leaving behind the 535 cc, sin gle cylinder air cooled unit that the Continental GT uses.
From what it looks like the new Royal Enfield model which was caught testing especially with the new engine was a carbureted unit instead of a fuel injected unit which we all expected. This carbureted engine actually means that the new motorcycle is meant especially for the Indian market keeping all the European emission norms in mind.
Click past jump to read more about the upcoming Royal Enfield 750
Yamaha YZF R3 and Royal Enfield Himalayan recalled in India
Recalls over malfunctions and faulty issues by automobile manufacturers has become a common notion not only in international markets, but in India as well. Till date, we have seen almost all the major passenger and commercial auto makers issuing certain recalls to fix the possible issues in the vehicles they have manufactured. However, there are very few instances when two wheeler manufacturers in India have issued any such recall, but considering the strict norms and customer satisfaction processes, there have been some recalls taken by two wheeler manufacturers as well.
In recent examples, Yamaha and Royal Enfield, two of the fastest growing two wheeler makers in the Indian market, have issued specific recalls for their respective latest launches – YZF R3 and Himalayan. Both the motorcycles are targeted towards a niche audience, where customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. That’s why, even after very few units of both the motorcycles sold till date, the manufacturers have taken this step to show their gratitude towards the customers of both these products. The details of the issued recalls are as follows.
Royal Enfield Has Once Again Showed Steady Growth Rate In June 2016
Royal Enfield once again showed steady sales performance in the month of June 2016. The Chennai Based two wheeler manufacturer has sold about 50, 682 units of their motorcycles which includes both domestic as well as export motorcycles last month. So combine that entire figure and Royal Enfield has recorded an impressive 36 percent sales growth compared to the same time period last year.
If we inspect closely the sales statistics, Royal Enfield has sold a total of 49,060 units in domestic market in the month of June compared to 36,597 units sold in the same period of time last year. Now there are number of different factors which have influenced the increase in the sales figures. Royal Enfield has increased their dealerships across India and thus the number of showrooms too has increased a lot compared to the last year. The second factor which has increased the sales figures is the interest of Indian customers towards bigger capacity motorcycles, while Royal Enfield has also launched more dedicated motorcycles for those people who look for something off the chart.
Royal Enfield has also increased their production capacity as well which actually means there is no more longer waiting period for these cruisers. So all the above factors definitely have influenced the impressive sales figures of Royal Enfield and perhaps now we can say that they are taking all the right steps in right directions.
Royal Enfield Bullet Electra Sales Sky Rocketed In May 2016
The trend of Royal Enfield Motorcycle has almost doubled in the recent times and they are doing a fair business in the Indian market. Indian motorcycle enthusiast has stepped out of their comfort zones and are now inclined towards bigger and powerful motorcycles.
According to the recent reports the Royal Enfield has sold about 4, 467 units of the Bullet Electra Twinspark in the month of May 2016 as compared to the 1214 units sold in the month of April 2016. This actually means that the sale of the RE Electra has actually tripled in just a month.
The RE Bullet Electra has received minor updates recently in the form of two new color shades including Maroon and Blue. The motorcycle is still powered by single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark 346 cc engine which produces about 19.8 Bhp of peak power at 5, 250 rpm and 28 NM of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.
To meet the demands of the increasing motorcycles Royal Enfield has also increased the supply of the motorcycle thus cutting down the waiting period of the Cruiser. The Royal Enfield Bullet Electra is priced at INR. 1.21 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi).
Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs KTM Duke 390
Bajaj has definitely won plenty of hearts when they showcased the Pulsar CS400 concept at the 2014 Auto expo. It was one of the best concepts of the show and also will be Bajaj’s most powerful Pulsar ever launched by Bajaj. The other factor which also attracted everyone’s attention is also the fact that the CS400 did not looked like the regular Pulsars, Bajaj will be pitching their most powerful motorcycle yet as a sporty cruiser. The ‘CS’ in the CS400 stands for Cruiser sport and the best thing is that it was caught number of occasions while it was being tested on the Indian roads for the past few months. All the test mules which were caught during testing looked almost identical to the concept motorcycle which gave us all a clear idea that the production variant of the CS400 will look identical to the concept apart from few significant changes.
Now that the launch date of the new sports cruiser from Bajaj is almost here so today we have decided to give you all the details of the Bajaj CS400 and some of its competitors which it will face as soon as it hits the Indian market. The CS400 as you all should be aware of will be powered by a 373 cc engine which will produce an impressive amount of power and torque. This engine will actually be borrowed from the Duke 390 but Bajaj definitely will add their own technology like DTSI and triple spark to it. So the closes competitor of the CS400 will definitely be the KTM Duke390 and the most trusted and well established 3500 cc Classic cruiser from Royal Enfield.
Click past jump to know the differences between all these three motorcycles and also where exactly the soon to be launched Bajaj Pulsar CS400 stands amongst its competitors.
List Of 7 Most Unique Motorcycles That College Students Can Get Their Hands On
This article will definitely is meant for the college goers because this is actually also the time that most of us Indians also get the keys to our very first motorcycle. Different peoples have different choices while some are avid enthusiast of two wheelers while others not so much. So today we have actually decided to lend our helping hand and help you pick your first motorcycle which will definitely leave an impression while also not being too loud at the same time.
Now there are plenty of motorcycles in the Indian market that you can get your hands on but choosing ‘The One’ is definitely is a hard task. Getting your hands on motorcycles depends on various factors such as your physical build, budget and lastly the most common question of “Kitna Deti hai?” in other words fuel efficiency.
Now there are many of you who already have been riding bikes before you actually joined college while others actually got their new two wheeler license. So accordingly some of you are experienced riders while others are new into motorcycles. Choosing a motorcycle can really be a hard task if you don’t have the right approach and the salesman at the shops can easily fool you if you do not have proper knowledge about the motorcycle that you are buying.
So we have provided a list of motorcycles in this article and some points that you should keep in mind while buying them which will definitely be helpful for the college goers as well as the first time motorcycle buyers at the same time. Please also note that we have actually arranged the motorcycles from higher to lower price.
Exploring the diversity of India on a motorcycle: Video
Every traveler will agree that India if full of diversity, be it the people, be it the nature, be it the landscape, be it language, be it culture, religion, food, everywhere it’s the unity in diversity. Many travelers want to explore the country by roads, as it gives them the best possible opportunity to know the country in every possible way.
Although several travelers take the bus roads, but many take motorcycle trip, which let them unwind their passion. Here is a video which shows a traveler, who has been exploring the country roads on his motorcycle in India. He traveled from north of the country to the south on his Royal Enfield. Incidentally, the Royal Enfield is the most popular motorcycle for the travelers because of its great handling and reliability. Be it the mighty Himalayan terrains or the smooth roads through the lush green of southern India, road trip lovers always favor the Royal Enfields. Take a look.
Um Renegade Sport S VS Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 VS Bajaj Avenger Street 220
The entry level cruiser segment of India was a hush affair in the past there was neither too many competitors nor many people dared to get their hands on a cruiser because of their steep pricing as well as low fuel efficiency. But recently the scenario has changed completely, Indian people are taking the courage to step out of their homes and even get their hands on some new Cruisers. Now offcourse as you all might be aware of the fact that the entry level cruiser segment was dominated by a single name for a long time and that name is Royal Enfield.
Recently we have some new competitors to take on the big player of this entry level cruiser game. We have Bajaj who recently reintroduced the newer variants of the Avenger cruiser in India while one another two wheeler brand which is definitely attracting some serious attention is none other than UM Motorcycles who launched two of their brand new cruisers in the Indian market at the 2016 Auto expo. We already have provided all the details of these newly launched cruisers now it’s time to decide where they stand when it comes to some real life competition.
Today we will be comparing three contenders which include the most trusted cruiser the RE Thunderbird 350 followed by the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 and lastly the newest entrant the UM Motorcycles Renegade Sport S.
Click past jump to read more about the comparison review amongst the three cruisers