After the success of its 650 Twins, Royal Enfield has now shifted its focus to the models which have been on its side through all the ups and downs – the Classic, Thunderbird, and Bullet. Recently, a prototype of what seems to be an updated Royal Enfield Classic has been spotted with no camouflage whatsoever. We have a few spy shots of the test mule.
Well, visually we don’t find any significant changes in the bike. And if RE is planning to keep things the way they were for the past so many years, it might be a big bet. Perhaps, it’s the classy look that is what RE fans like the most but what we are trying to say is, you don’t update a product every now and then. So, when you are finally doing it, do it properly.
Anyway, by the looks of it, it seems that the most significant update here would be the engine. The BS-6 emission norms will kick in next year, so RE should be upgrading all its engines to be BS-6 compliant. We can’t comment on the configuration of the upcoming Royal Enfield Classic but we won’t be surprised to see the same displacement, power, and torque figures. Apart from that, there might be some new colour schemes to freshen up things a bit and maybe LED lighting.
It’s being speculated that the new and updated models of the Classic, Thunderbird, and Bullet might arrive in different phases sometime in 2020. We hope that RE would also work on the quality and fit and finish of these motorcycles.