Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand still in production, is enjoying a gala time with a strong domestic demand and healthy international sales volume. And it is because of their transformation from a very conventional auto maker to the latest more contemporary thinker.
At the launch of their niche Continental GT, Royal Enfield informed us that they are exploring various new options for new products and things will be real interesting, going forward!
The word is that the manufacturer is working on a new Adventure Tourer. As per an article on Motorcycle.com, Royal Enfield has filed for a patent certification at Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, which is the Trademark office for the European Union, for the term ‘Royal Enfield Himalayan’. The company has been trying to upgrade their product portfolio with more modern vehicles, an attempt which began with the launch of the Continental GT (read review here).
The new bike is also rumoured to get an all-new 385 cc engine which may replace the aging 350 cc engines chugging the Thunderbird 350, Classic 350 and Bullet 350 sometime later. The report further goes on to say that the trademark filing can also be used for trikes, automobiles and various vehicle components, as well as helmets, goggles, clothing and other uses. Now while a normal motorcycle and accessories for the rider still seems plausible, it seems unlikely that Royal Enfield will venture into something such as a ‘trike’!
We are really impressed with what Continental GT has to offer and if Royal Enfield is indeed considering an Adventure Tourer, we are way too curious to know more about it…!
More details please, Royal Enfield!
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