Royal Enfield and Honda plan to launch the new motorcycles on August 8. A 350cc motorbike from Royal Enfield will be released but the bike Honda is still unknown.
For two-wheeler manufacturers in India, the month of July has been busy introducing or test-driving their brand-new products, such as the recently released BMW G310 RR and Bajaj Pulsar N160 and India’s test-driving electric scooter Simple One. August is fast approaching and this movement will continue. Several new items have been predicted but the most eagerly awaited one is a new Honda and a Royal Enfield. Here’s what to expect about upcoming bikes in India.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350: Launch Date, 8 August
Several Royal Enfield Hunter 350 test vehicles have been spotted. The 349cc single-cylinder J-platform engine from the Meteor 350 and eventually the new Classic 350 will power the Hunter 350, which is expected to go on sale in the coming weeks. It will produce the same 20 horsepower and 27 Nm of torque.
The Hunter will be a new 350cc bike in India with a higher seating position and designed as a roadster. Two variations have been expected: one with spoke wheels but no gaiters and the other with alloy wheels with fork gaiters.
The Hunter 350 will also be equipped with RE’s tripper navigation, like all new Royal Enfield motorcycles, starting with the Meteor 350, the new Classic 350, and finally the Himalayan. However, it will probably be a little extra.
With the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 departing from the old UCE platform, the Hunter 350 is expected to be either the most affordable J-Platform 350 or the most affordable Royal Enfield. Expect to pay between Rs. 1.3 and Rs. 1.4 lakh (ex-showroom).
New Honda BigWing: Launch Date, 8 August
On August 8, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will officially introduce a new model. While not much is known at the moment, Honda has announced that the motorcycle will be a bigger model, so 300-500ccs is about where it is expected to fall. Many rumors are going on about this. This may be a completely new version of the CB350 platform.
According to the reports, it can be a 500cc motorcycle. Honda currently sells the CB500X in this segment, however, the sales are not great due to the high price tag. Additionally, a CRF300L was recently spotted at a dealership. Though it seems doubtful that Honda will offer a full-fledged off-road motorcycle in India.