Royal Enfield has been working on the next-generation models of its product line-up for quite some time now. We’ve seen various spy shots of the new motorcycles in the past. Also, with the stricter BS6 emission norms implementation deadline coming nearer, we believed that Royal Enfield will launch its updated products before 1st April 2020. However, the latest reports suggest otherwise.
It is being said that Royal Enfield needs more time to fully develop and test its next-generation models. There is still some work left to do and launching those bikes by 1st April 2020 won’t be possible. In fact, it is being speculated that the launch could get delayed until at least mid-2020.
So to keep selling its products in India post 1st April 2020, Royal Enfield will have to update its current product line-up to BS6 engines. We already reported about RE planning to discontinue its 500cc models and won’t be updating them to BS6 engines. This means, only the 350cc models along with the Himalayan and the 650 Twins would be converted into BS6.
We think that buying the updated 350cc BS6 compliant models wouldn’t be a wise choice because they wouldn’t have any major changes. On the other hand, the next-gen models of the Classic and Thunderbird series will get a handful of major changes like a double-cradle frame, revised aesthetics, and of course, updated engine with overhead cam design, and much more. So it would be better to wait a bit longer and get the next-gen 350 models.
The current 350cc range starts at Rs 1.14 lakh for the base variant of the Bullet 350 and goes as high as Rs 1.64 lakh for the top-end variant of the Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350X range. These prices will see a hike for the BS6 variants and also for the next-gen models.
All prices are ex-showroom