Royal Enfield has also trademarked a number of names for new models, including Shotgun, Hunter, Sherpa, Flying Flea, and Roadster. As of now, there is no official word on which new product’s name will be used. Several test mules for the forthcoming new Royal Enfield motorcycles have been seen, including two new 350cc motorcycles, a 650cc cruiser, and the new-generation Classic 350. Let’s take a look at some of the newly trademarked names, but keep in mind that these are all guesses for the time being. In the near future, official details will be published.
ROYAL ENFIELD SHOTGUN
According to reports, the Shotgun nameplate will be used for the company’s new 650cc cruiser. The new model’s engine would most likely be the same as the RE Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 – a 47bhp, 649cc twin-cylinder engine. Its wheelbase, however, could be longer than the 650cc twins. The RE Shotgun would have dual seats, a wider handle bar, a fatter rear fender, squared taillamps, turn indicators, and a double pipe exhaust system, according to spy photos. The suspension and brake system would most likely be identical to that of the 650cc twins.
ROYAL ENFIELD HUNTER
The RE Hunter, based on the RE Meteor 350, may be the next 350cc motorcycle. It will use the same platform as its donor sibling and share a few design features. The spotted test mule, however, shows that the bike’s exhaust system would be shorter and new. Its sporty look is enhanced by the black treatment on the suspension setup, engine case, handlebar, 17-inch front and rear black wheels, and outward sweeping exhaust canister. The RE Hunter is expected to use the Meteor’s latest 349cc air-cooled engine, which produces 202 horsepower and 27Nm of torque.
ROYAL ENFIELD SHERPA
According to previous news, the Chennai-based bikemaker is developing a new model aimed at younger customers and female riders. It will be a low-seat-height bike that is lightweight and inexpensive. It’s possible that the final development version will be dubbed RE Sherpa. The Sherpa was a lightweight RE bike with a 173cc engine that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
ROYAL ENFIELD FLYING FLEA
There is currently no information available about the RE Flying Flea nameplate. The name, however, is derived from the company’s British origins after World War II. The bike was created specifically for the British War Office to transport signals and messages between airborne and attack troops in areas where radio links were unavailable.
ROYAL ENFIELD ROADSTER
The Roadster is rumoured to be Royal Enfield’s larger displacement vehicle, built to compete with Harley-Davidson and Triumph. It could be a new engine platform based on the RE Concept KX, which debuted at EICMA.