As we shared with you yesterday, Royal Enfield has sent the official prices of all its motorcycles highlighting the differences between the pre-GST era and the current post-GST times (price list at the end). Most of prices are on the expected lines – for under 350cc there has been a reduction whereas for all of them over this displacement there is a hike.
Royal Enfield Latest Prices (Post-GST)
|Model||Pre GST price||Post GST Price||Difference In Price|
|Classic Desert Strom||197173||198808||1635|
*all prices ex-showroom in Chennai
Royal Enfield Post-GST Prices – Quick Pointers
- Bullet Electra is NOT the costliest 350cc in the portfolio yet it receives the highest slash.
- Classic 350, the largest selling motorcycle for Royal Enfield, gets the second lowest price reduction of Rs 2015.
- Interestingly, the costliest motorcycle in the lineup – Continental GT has received the lowest price increase of only Rs 301. Quite clearly, Royal Enfield does NOT want this non-performer to further become a non-consideration in prospect buyers’ lists.
- Himalayan, which is the cheapest >350 cc motorcycle in the portfolio has received the highest price increment of a whopping Rs 2717. Add about Rs 20,000 for fuel injection and other part changes for the BS4 variant (details here) and you have a substantially costlier version in the making – something which is bound to hurt its sales! Moreover, there has been no reason given for this hike! Also Read: Himalayan BS4 Deliveries May Commence Next Month
It appears that GST has given motorcycle manufacturers an opportune time to adjust their motorcycle prices based on how each one is performing in the market and NOT actually for the reason of new taxation system (GST).
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