Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet are entering 2017 in new colours
Your favourite touring companion – The Royal Enfield Classic, and the loyal – Bullet 350, are having a colourful entry into the New Year and ironically, they looks even the more retro and chic.
In 2016, the Classic range saw exciting and bold colours like the Battle Green, Squadron Blue, Desert Storm and the Classic Chrome. And for 2017, it is getting more youthfull.
Both the 350cc and the 500cc Classic motorcycles will get this update that comes in three new colour palettes: Red, Blue and Green. The Red and Green are borrowed from the Continental GT. The Blue however is new. It’s more of a Blood Red, Sky Blue and Leaf Green, and is restricted only to the tank section. The rest of the elements including both front and rear fenders, battery box, headlamp unit and levers will be as black as night.
Surprisingly, all sorts of vinyl graphics or stickerings including the coach lines will be omitted for the new colours and just the branding will be kept in white. Trust me, this clean look will get you addicted to it. What’s also new for 17’ is the saddle. It is freshly trimmed and has a crisp white piping running along its seam. This makes the motorcycle look more vibrant and animated, and you can go along clicking colourful photos along with it. Score!!
The Bullet 350 however borrows the Blue and Red colours borrowed from its cousin – The Continental GT. It is however not clear if these colours too are only provided to the tank region like the Classic or the entire motorcycle. This will make the Bullet too to look high-spirited and lively.
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
We reported about this upcoming Tourer from one of the renowned motorcycle makers of India Royal Enfield. This motorcycle has created a lot of buzz amongst the adventure enthusiast of the Country because after a long wait they will actually be able to get their hands on a motorcycle which has been built specially keeping the touring and offroading purpose in mind.
Although this motorcycle was caught couple of times being tested on different locations but the newest spy shots reveals some more details about the upcoming Tourer. The most important details is that the powerplant which will provide all that power to the new Himlayan will actually be a newly developed oil cooled unit which is expected to produce about 28 Ps of peak power and 32 Nm of torque. This new engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Not only this new powerplant has been developed furthermore, the traditional push rod cams have made way for new overhead cams. These changes will actually help the engine to rev freely in between 6500-7000 rpm. Royal Enfield has also worked on the powerplant to reduce its engine vibrations as well.
Zigwheels was also able to get a clear spyshot of the instrument cluster of the Himalayan as well which reveals that apart from an analogue speedometer, tachometer, there is also a digital display which showcases a digital clock, odometer and trip meter. While the special features includes a compass and even an altimeter reading as well.
If you are planning for a long motorcycle trip with your friends and thinking of owning the Thunderbird because that is obviously the best budget touring motorcycle available at this moment then think again! Because Royal Enfield will be launching a new adventurer tourer in India which will obviously come with all the features that you expect out of a proper adventure motorcycle.
Recently GaadiWaadi was able to click some spy images of the motorcycle being tested on India roads although this was only a test mule but what really caught the attention was the new exhaust which obviously looked chunky and up swept while the earlier test mule had a Continental GT type straight exhaust. The other noticeable features definitely included a raised handlebar and an upright sitting position for more comfort while the headlamp and instrument cluster units looked like they have been borrowed from the café racer Continental GT. Spoked wheels with fat rear tyres, a huge petrol tank and offcourse! Thunderbird styled taillamps were some other highlights of this test mule. The rest of the noticeable features included disc brakes on both front and rear wheels for better stopping power, short rear mudguard and an impressive monoshock suspension setup towards the rear which will definitely be seen for the first time on a Royal Enfield motorcycle.