2019 has been somewhat bumpy for Royal Enfield with the economic slowdown taking a toll on the brand's sales. However, the cult bikemaker is all set to face 2020 with renewed vigour, with multiple models in the pipeline for next year. Here’s what we can expect from the brand:
1. All-new BS6-compliant Classic 350:
The BS6-compliant Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been spotted testing time and again. The upcoming model promises to be a much better motorcycle overall thanks to an all-new engine and slightly different underpinnings. It will also come with retro-looking switchgear and a new instrument console. Expect Royal Enfield to launch the motorcycle in early 2020.
2. BS6-compliant Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350:
Along with the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350, the Chennai-based bikemaker could also launch the new Thunderbird 350 in early 2020. It'll features the same engine as the upcoming Classic 350 but gets much more laidback ergonomics. The motorcycle was recently spotted yet again.
3. Updated Royal Enfield Himalayan:
Royal Enfield’s terrain tamer, the Himalayan, is also set to be updated for 2020. Apart from complying with the BS6 emission norms, we’ve also got to know that the motorcycle will be more refined. While more intricate details are under wraps, expect the BS6-compliant Himalayan to come with new colours, perhaps the ones showcased at the 2019 EICMA. Now with the KTM 390 Adventure in the fray, Royal Enfield could modernise the Himalayan with some geek-friendly bits. We’d be super stoked if the brand offered features like LED headlamp, Bluetooth connectivity with navigation assist and perhaps a USB charger near the handlebar. We can also expect Royal Enfield to overhaul the brakes for better stopping power, probably with switchable ABS too, for some slideways fun in the trails.
4. BS6-compliant 650 Twins:
Royal Enfield’s flagship twins have been selling like hotcakes since their launch, completely decimating the competition in its segment thanks to their cut-throat pricing. A BS6 update is inevitable and the BS6-compliant Continental GT 650 was also spotted testing in August this year. The manufacturer might replace the prismatic lens with a more modern-looking clear lens unit and the instrument cluster is also likely to get a gear position and range indicator - something a lot of touring enthusiasts would appreciate.