Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes In 2024
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Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes In 2024

News by Team Drivio | Dec 27, 2023

The brand has as many as four of them! 

  • The Shotgun 650 promises to bring a new flavour of motorcycling to the 650cc platform
  • Royal Enfield’s 450cc roadster will be a lovely rival to the rather impressive 2024 KTM 390 Duke
  • The brand’s upcoming 650cc scrambler will be a lovely one, especially when paired to its impressive 650cc platform

If you thought Royal Enfield's current line-up was impressive, hold on tight, because 2024 is set to bring four thrilling additions to the Indian motorcycle scene. Let's take a detailed look at what Royal Enfield has in store for enthusiasts in the coming year.

1. Royal Enfield Shotgun 650: A Blast of Power and Style

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Shotgun 650
Engine648cc air- and oil-cooled engine
Maximum Power47PS
Maximum Torque52.3Nm
Transmission6-speed

Following the recent launch of the Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield is gearing up for the Shotgun 650. While sharing most of its mechanicals with the Super Meteor, the Shotgun 650 boasts a distinct ride triangle. Spy shots reveal a more standard upright seating position, a departure from the relaxed seating of the Super Meteor. Design-wise, expect blacked-out components, dual exhaust pipes, and shorter, chopped fenders.

Under the hood, the Shotgun 650 packs the same punch as its sibling, featuring a 650cc engine capable of producing 47bhp and 52Nm of torque. Enthusiasts can anticipate its launch shortly after the Himalayan 450 hits the market, promising a thrilling addition to Royal Enfield's 2024 line-up.

2. Royal Enfield Bobber 350: Retro Elegance Redefined

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Bobber 350
Engine349cc air-cooled 2-valve SOHC
Maximum power20.2PS
Maximum torque27Nm
Transmission5-speed

Royal Enfield's line-up gets a touch of retro elegance with the introduction of the Bobber 350. Unlike typical bobbers with an extended wheelbase, this model is a design variation of the Classic 350. Sporting whitewall tyres, a taller handlebar exhaust, LED headlights, and smaller, better-cushioned seats, the Bobber 350 is set to redefine the aesthetic of 350cc bikes in Royal Enfield's portfolio.

Powered by a 349cc single-cylinder engine generating 20.2bhp and 27Nm of torque, this Bobber promises a unique riding experience. Scheduled for a quiet launch after the Himalayan 450, it's poised to become the crown jewel of Royal Enfield's 350cc offerings.

3. 450cc Roadster: A Blend of Style and Practicality

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Roaster 450
Engine452cc liquid-cooled engine
Maximum Power40PS
Maximum Torque40Nm
Transmission6-speed

The Roadster 450 aims to strike a balance between style and practicality, similar to the relationship between the Scram 411 and the Himalayan 411. Featuring a lower seat height, smaller alloy wheels, and a road-friendly design, the Roadster 450 is tailored for urban riders. Its new 450cc engine promises a dynamic performance that distinguishes it from its Himalayan counterpart. Set to hit the streets in 2024, this roadster is positioned as an affordable alternative below the Himalayan 450 in Royal Enfield's pricing hierarchy.

If you liked riding the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, you will definitely like the upcoming roadster, for with 17-inch wheels, it will ensure very good handling and overall sporty dynamics. When we saw the roadster’s test mule, even we were pretty surprised with its handling and overall light weight feel. 

And with that, Royal Enfield will finally have something to go up against the very impressive 2024 KTM 390 Duke. While the brand already had the Hunter 350, the 350cc air-cooled engine obviously felt quite underpowered, especially against the venerable 390 Duke. 

4. Royal Enfield Scrambler 650: Unleashing Off-Road Dominance

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Scrambler 650
Engine648cc air- and oil-cooled engine
Maximum Power47PS
Maximum Torque52.3Nm
Transmission6-speed

Joining the Royal Enfield 650cc lineup is the Scrambler 650, a bike that embodies off-road dominance. Spotted during testing, this Scrambler boasts a distinctive two-in-one exhaust with a stubby muffler design unseen on other Royal Enfield models. Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate the 19 or 18-inch off-road tyres with wire-spoke rims, complemented by USD forks and twin hydraulic shocks. While a definitive launch timeline is yet to be announced, anticipation is high for its debut in the upcoming year.

Why the need for a Scrambler 650 but? Well, the 650cc engine is a very torquey one so it’d be perfectly suited for off-road purposes. And giving it to an out and out ADV might be a bit intimidating, especially for younger, inexperienced riders. So putting it in a relatively smaller Scrambler would make a lot more sense, at least to begin with. And what the Scrambler format would also do is give the same amount of practicality and freedom that you associate with ADVs, in order to mount luggage and tour on. 

Verdict

In conclusion, Royal Enfield's 2024 lineup promises an exhilarating ride for Indian motorcycle enthusiasts. Whether you're drawn to the power-packed Shotgun 650, the retro elegance of the Bobber 350, the practicality of the Roadster 450, or the off-road prowess of the Scrambler 650, there's something for every rider in this exciting new collection. Stay tuned for more updates as Royal Enfield continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the Indian motorcycle market.