6 New Royal Enfield Bikes Launch On Track: Royal Enfield Classic 350 Bobber, Hunter 450 And More!

  • Apr 16, 2024
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Bobbers, retro roadsters and even multiple scramblers, there’s something for everyone

Royal Enfield has a plethora of upcoming bikes lined up and it’s clearly evident in the spy shots that pop up every now and then. And good news for you fanboys, because the launch of as many as six upcoming Royal Enfield bikes is right on track! Let’s quickly run through what these six bikes will be:

  1. Royal Enfield Classic 350 Bobber/ Shotgun 350

We already got the Shotgun 650 earlier this year but now Royal Enfield is brewing a Shotgun on the much-loved J-series platform as well: a single-seat Classic 350, likely to be called the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Bobber. But we wouldn't be surprised if Royal Enfield calls it the Royal Enfield Shotgun 350 either. Now while there are reports of it being called the Goan Classic 350, we think the Shotgun 350 makes more sense. ‘Goan Classic 350’ makes more sense as a colour scheme for the Classic 350, but more about that later. 

The Shotgun 350 was last spotted earlier this year and we think it could be launched towards mid-2024. The price could be around the Rs 2.20 lakh (ex-showroom) mark and its rivals will include the Jawa Perak and the Jawa 42 Bobber

  1. Royal Enfield Scram 440

Nope, not a Scram 450….there is a Royal Enfield Scram 440 incoming. We talked about it earlier last year and what Royal Enfield is looking to do is essentially bridge the gap between its liquid-cooled 450cc platform and the older-gen 411 air-cooled platform. So with the displacement advantage, while there could be a slight bump in output figures, it won’t be something very substantial. It’ll then replace the current Royal Enfield Scram 411

The Scram 440 could be launched towards the middle of this year, maybe at around Rs 2.30 lakh, ex-showroom. Once here, it’ll rival the Triumph Scrambler 400 X, Yezdi Scrambler and the Honda CB350RS

  1. Royal Enfield Hunter 450 

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Now while there are reports online that are referring to the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 450 as the Guerrilla 450, we think it’d make sense if Royal Enfield gives that nameplate to something more gnarly, maybe something like the upcoming Himalayan 450 Rally Raid bike. The Hunter 450 was last spied earlier this year and it does sport the neo-retro roadster look of the Hunter 350. So it does make sense for Royal Enfield to just stick to the Hunter nameplate. 

The Hunter 450 will be the second bike to be based on the new 452cc liquid-cooled platform after the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450. Royal Enfield could launch the bike towards the end of 2024 at a price tag of around Rs 2.60 lakh, ex-showroom. Rivals for it include the Triumph Speed 400, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, Harley-Davidson X440, Hero Mavrick 440 and the QJ Motor SRC 500

  1. Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 

At this point, the Royal Enfield Scrambler 650 has been spied testing umpteen times and the last time we saw it, it was with the upcoming Classic 650. The Scrambler 650 will bring its own charm to the 650cc lineup in the form of a rugged and minimalistic bike. We already know the 648cc parallel-twin engine is great to tour on and with all the torque that it has, it should make for a good off-roader as well. 

Prices for the Scrambler 650 could start from Rs 3.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and once here, it'll go up against the Moto Morini Seiemmezzo 6 ½.

  1. Royal Enfield Classic 650 

The Classic 350’s old-school charm but with the lovable 650cc parallel-twin engine would be quite something. The Royal Enfield Classic 650 was last spied testing just a month ago and even its exhaust note can be heard in the video. It sounds thoroughly old-school and the Classic 650 will be the perfect bike for those who adore the Classic 350’s retro charm but find it a tad bit too slow. As for its expected price, it could be around the Rs 3.2 lakh mark (ex-showroom).  

  1. New Colour Schemes 

The final bit from Royal Enfield will likely be in the form of new colour schemes for its 350cc lineup, which includes the Classic 350, Bullet 350, Hunter 350 and the Meteor 350. The Goan Classic 350, for example, could be a new colour scheme variant of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. As a Goa-themed variant, it could be a vibrant one with different colour schemes, liveries and badges. Mechanically, the bike will most likely remain unchanged.

As for when the upcoming Royal Enfield bikes will be launched, we think the Classic 650 (or the Bullet 650) will be the first of the lot, given how successful both nameplates have been for Royal Enfield. Their launch could take place in the upcoming couple of months. And given that Royal Enfield plans to launch a new bike every quarter, the Classic 650 could be followed by the Hunter 450 and then maybe the Scrambler 650, followed by the slightly niche bikes of the lot: the Classic 350 Bobber and the Scram 440. As for the updates to the 350cc bikes, it could happen during the festive season of 2024. 

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