Royal Enfield for sometime has been working hard to increase its portfolio in the mid-segment. It’s working on a 600cc or higher capacity motorcycle to increase it’s foothold in the 250cc-750cc mid-segment market. The new Royal Enfield 650cc motorcycle is expected to be a twin-cylinder motorcycle with an engine capacity in the range of 600cc to 650cc. It is likely to be developed at the new $6.5m Royal Enfield technical center that is currently being built at Leicestershire, England.
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The company recently launched the Himalayan 411cc adventure motorcycle for the global market but the Indian company has no plans of slowing down. The new project has been codenamed “P61.” Recently, CEO of Royal Enfield, Siddhartha Lal moved to England to personally oversee the development of their new project. The new platform will address the issue of “single cylinder Enfields performing poorly at highway speeds.”
The bigger capacity version of the Classic motorcycle has been codenamed “D41” and the Thunderbird “D61”. Siddhartha Lal wants Royal Enfield to become the number one manufacturer in the 250cc-750cc motorcycle segment in the world.
The new platform will be available from 2017 but expect newer products from this motorcycle marque to take a bit longer as it continues to develop new platforms. We hope that with the development of the Royal Enfield 650cc motorcycle the company starts innovating new products and combines modern-technology with retro design.