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The launch of the Royal Enfield electric bike has been pushed to FY 2027

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Royal Enfield is developing two electric vehicle platforms, one of which is an ADV

Royal Enfield seems to be taking a careful approach to enter the electric motorcycle market. Recent reports suggest that the company’s first foray into electric bikes may not materialize until fiscal year 2027.

Royal Enfield is currently focusing on strengthening the 450cc range and introducing another 350cc model. Over the next few years, consumers can expect a comprehensive range of 450cc bikes from the brand. Additionally, Royal Enfield is gearing up to launch at least two new 650cc motorcycles for both the domestic and international markets.

Recognizing the growing trend towards electric vehicles, Royal Enfield has made substantial investments in the electric vehicle sector, both in India and the UK. Visits to the Technical Center in Chennai reveal the dedicated validation and testing infrastructure specially tailored for EV bikes.

Recent rumors indicate that Royal Enfield is actively developing two electric motorcycle platforms, which could spawn four to five electric models. However, these platforms are still in the early stages of development, with production models expected to take several years to materialize. Although a prototype of the Himalaya electric bike was shown last year, it remains an early iteration.

Company executives are optimistic about the future of electric motorcycles, anticipating advances in battery technology that would lower costs and increase performance. This optimism underscores their strategy to ensure maximum profits by competitively pricing their electric motorcycles in the evolving market landscape.

Royal Enfield’s cautious approach to electric bikes reflects a balanced stance, prioritizing thorough research and development to ensure a successful transition into the electric vehicle segment.

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