Post-GST Price List of RE Bikes; Himalayan Gets Highest Increase for Unknown Reasons…

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
Bullet 350 127,925 126,264 -1,661
Bullet Electra 143,881 141,670 -2,211
Classic 350 152,897 150,882 -2,015
Thunderbird 350 164,596 162,431 -2,165
Classic 500 194066 195556 1490
Classic Desert Strom 197173 198808 1635
Classic Chrome 205902 207379 1477
Thunderbird 500 207719 209078 1359
Bullet 500 183513 184682 1169
Continental GT 231336 231637 301
Himalayan 181437 184154 2717

*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.
Costliest and the lowest seller in RE’s lineup – Continental GT gets the minimum hike…
  • 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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