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The Meteor Has Broken Into the Atmosphere and Is Estimated to Impact Earth November 6th, 2020 After being rescheduled 4-5 times we finally have an expected launch date for Royal Enfields new Meteor 350 motorcycle. The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into pretty much every manufactures release date plans with all the auto/motorcycle shows …

Royal Enfield Expanding the 650 Lineup Royal Enfield is killing it right now, and its focus is now on global expansion. The company has well-liked bikes and a strong following in India. Outside of its home country, the brand is becoming more and more respected, and new bikes are on the horizon. The KX650 could …

The Little RE Burro Finds a New Playground The Royal Enfield Himalayan isn’t fast, and nor is it particularly sexy, but like a little burro, the bike just keeps plodding along and it’s easy to get along with. Royal Enfield has decided to take its little adventure workhorse to the Philippines for the 2021 model …

Royal Enfield killed it in 2020 with some really good motorcycles and a fantastic all-around lineup. The highlights of the lineup include the INT650 and the Continental GT. However, the company’s stalwarts remain solid choices.  For 2021, there aren’t any totally new motorcycles, but the company did make some notable updates to the Himalayan and …

For the European Model Jawa’s comeback was met by great fanfare and some stumbles along the way. The company will be importing to Europe and the Jawa 300CL is the model it will start with. The specifications recently came out thanks to Rushlane, and according to the publication power and torque are both down. The …

A More Expensive 350 Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 is its best-selling bike in India, it’s home market. The motorcycle is also becoming more expensive for Indian riders. The reason for this is due to the BS6 emissions standards, according to GaadiWaadi.  The Classic 350 receives no new updates despite the price hike. All Royal Enfield …

Off to the Flat Track Races Royal Enfield has a machine for Johnny Lewis tor ride in competition. The bike was the result of a collaboration between Moto Anatomy, Harris Performance, Royal Enfield, and S&S Cycle. The motorcycle you see above is the finished bike and Royal Enfield has raced this new machine.  The bike …

Here Comes RE’s EV There has been some speculation about whether or not Royal Enfield would build an electric motorcycle anytime soon. The CEO of the company Vinod Dasari recently made the situation clear in an interview with the publication Moneycontrol.  In that interview, Dasari said that an electric bike is certainly a possibility for …

Eliminating a Hassle Taking your bike into the dealer can be a big pain in the butt. Scheduling, actually getting your bike to the deals, picking it up again. It’s usually not a super fun process. Royal Enfield wants to change that. The company announced on social media a new Service on Wheels program where …

These Guys are Crazy The biggest complaint I hear about the Royal Enfield Himalayan is that it lacks power. Well, the Custom Crew at Royal Enfield’s UK-based Technical Centre decided to change that by strapping a Garrett GT 125 turbo to the bike and making some other changes, according to MoreBikes. They call it the …

Here Comes the Wave Royal Enfield’s sales have been strong outside of India, but they’ve been down in its home country. That may be about the change and the company is planning for it.  The sales outside of the Indian market are expected to stay high and even increase but with the Indian society at …

Let the Fun Begin This should come as no surprise. Royal Enfield has a slide school, so it only makes sense that the company would start competing in American Flat Track (AFT). Racing begins in August. The company will enter in AFT competition in the Production Twins class with Johnny Lewis behind the bars.  The …

Royal Enfield Has Some Real Winners The INT650 and the Continental GT from Royal Enfield are lovely machines. Jim and I reviewed the INT650 last year. It’s a nice motorcycle at a very reasonable price and has a good warranty. I’d buy one if I were looking for a middleweight retro motorcycle, and I’m not …

Learn to Race Flat Track Always wanted to slide around a flat track racetrack like a pro? Now you can learn how thanks to Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy. Renown racer Johnny Lewis will be teaching the classes to riders who will ride Royal Enfield FT411 and FT 650 bikes.  Lewis originally developed the racing …

A New Bike Each Quarter Royal Enfield’s current sales numbers don’t look great, but the company has decided to push forward and continue to put out new designs. Recently, in an interview with Car and Bike, CEO Vinod Dasari said the company wants to release a new motorcycle every quarter for the next few years. …

Getting Better-ish Royal Enfield didn’t have a super great May in terms of sales numbers in its home market. It actually saw a 69 percent decrease year-over-year in India and sold only 18,429 bikes. According to RideApart, the sales numbers are still way better than April’s. In April in India, Royal Enfield only sold 91 …

A Mobile Showroom Makes a Lot of Sense Royal Enfield has been doing a lot of things right, from making good and affordable motorcycles to marketing them properly and opening showrooms. One thing that the company did that I found interesting was open up a portable dealership in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  This pop-up or mobile …

The Want Is Strong A while back, Royal Enfield revealed the Concept KX bobber. Never meant to be a production bike, the design was supposed to inspire future machines. It has been a while since that bike was revealed. Now SRK Design has a new rendering that’s Concept KX-inspired. It was showcased on Gaadi Waadi. …

Due to COVID-19 If you can’t get your motorcycle properly serviced then keeping up with the requirements of your warranty can be tough. Also, the fact that many places have bans on non-essential travel means time on warranties for the folks who can’t ride is running out. To help combat this some manufacturers—Royal Enfield, Yamaha, …

Rumors are Swirling Some custom shops have taken the killer Royal Enfield 650 twins and turned them into scrambler motorcycles. This makes perfect sense. The bike is already well-equipped for it, and it would just take some tweaking. With this in mind and with some new information from Gaadi Waadi, it seems that Royal Enfield …

More Twins and Some Others Royal Enfield may be looking to expand, thanks to some new information from the company’s executives. In an interview with Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield Head of Product Development Simon Warburton said the company’s Head of Product Strategy and Industrial Design Mark Wells had 14 new model ideas over the past …

Adding a Fireball? The rumor is that Royal Enfield has a Meteor 350 in the works, but new information suggests the company will add the suffix Fireball to the bike’s name. GaadiWaadi recently posted an article with some leaked images that showed the suffix added to the bike. It’s unclear exactly what this means. Maybe …

The INT650 and Continental GT Royal Enfield, like many other motorcycle manufacturers right now, is having a tough time selling motorcycles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s sales were down by 44 percent in India in March, according to Car and Bike. There is some good news, though. The company’s 650cc motorcycles, …

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community Rudratej Singh died on April 20 of cardiac arrest. He was only 46 years old, according to Bloomberg. Singh was the head of BMW Group India and had held that position since August 1, 2019. He is perhaps best known for being the former Global President of Royal Enfield. …

The Meteor is Coming Royal Enfield filed a trademark on the Meteor name back in 2019, and the rumors started swirling. However, not much was known about the possible model. Well, now there’s been a test mule that was spotted with a Meteor 350 side plate spotted in India. According to RideApart, this model will …

A New Mystery Model From RE Royal Enfield will reveal a new model in April, and that model has been called the J1D. It will certainly get another name, but it’s unclear what that name will be. The company has trademarked the names Flying Flea and Roadster, so it could be one of those, but …

RE Back to Winning Royal Enfield saw sales slip for 36 consecutive months, but the numbers for February put the company back in the green. The real question is if the company can keep this positive momentum rolling as 2020 continues. I reported the other day that India’s motorcycle market was down again overall. However, …

Hitting The Flat Track Royal Enfield now wants to be part of the American Flat Track (AFT) racing scene. The company won’t be formally entering the competition but it has worked out a deal with AFT to have its bikes on-site at the racing events, according to RideApart. This gives the company exposure to the …

Two New Bikes? Get ready for a couple of new motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Well, maybe. The company has filed applications for the trademark on two new names. Those names? “Royal Enfield Flying Flea” and “Royal Enfield Roadster.” The applications were filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The name Flying Flea is a …

Say Goodbye to the 500 Royal Enfield showcased a new and final version of the Classic 500 motorcycle. The company added the Classic Tribute Black model. This motorcycle, as you might imagine from the name, has been totally blacked out. The tank, side covers, and fenders are all painted in a glossy black. There are …

To Comply With New Emissions Regulations There’s a new Royal Enfield Classic 350. The company had to update the model because of India’s April 2020 BS-VI emissions deadline. The bike not only gets updates to its engine but it also features dual-channel ABS and comes in two new colors for the year. According to RideApart, …

The Sherpa and Hunter It looks like Royal Enfield could expand its lineup with two new bikes in the future. The company has applied for the trademark of two new names for motorcycles. The names are Sherpa and Hunter. It’s unclear how RE plans to use these two names, but Indian Autos Blog and Car …

The Electrified Future Is Coming There was a rumor that Royal Enfield was working on an electric motorcycle. Nothing was ever confirmed but now the company’s CEO Vinod Dasari has said the company will have an electric model at some point in an interview with the Economic Times of India. While he has not given …

Introduction [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlMLVRpupo] If that video from Royal Enfield isn’t enough to make you want to ride these bikes, I’m afraid the motorcycle rider part of your soul must be dead. The only way to resurrect it is to take one of these retro-styled bikes from India out for a few hours of unbridled two-wheeled …

Filling a Hole in the Market to Bolster Sales Royal Enfield has been having good sales for the last several years, but suddenly the company saw a sales slump. That spurred people within the organization to think about expanding the lineup to other areas of the market. The company is looking at building a 250cc …

The Higher You Go, The Bigger the Issue Royal Enfield introduced the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 to great fanfare. People loved the bikes and they continue to love them. However, the motorcycles seem to struggle when you take them up to the super high mountain peaks in India. Riders, influencers, and bloggers …

A Killer Scrambler-Style Motorcycle We recently reported on the teaser that Royal Enfield sent out. Now, it seems the motorcycle is truly part of the company’s lineup. The company has a 350 and a 500 version of the bike, just like we thought it would. The bike isn’t quite as crazy of a scrambler as …

Could Possibly be Called the Trials 350 and 500 Royal Enfield is getting the most out of its current engines. The company has several bikes that utilize only a few different engines, and now it looks like a Scrambler will be coming soon. According to Car and Bike, the company will release full details on …

Strikes Make It Difficult to Meet Demand Royal Enfield seems to be doing a lot right with the type of motorcycles it builds. However, the company may have some issues internally. According to RideApart, Royal Enfield production workers are on strike, and this is the second time in the last few months this has happened.  …

Bigger Engine, More Adventure The Royal Enfield Himalayan currently comes with a 411cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. While that’s sufficient for many riders around the world, rumor is Royal Enfield is thinking of a 650 Himalayan. According to MoreBikes, a 650cc variant could be right around the corner.  It makes sense, really. The one complaint I saw …