Royal Enfield classic 350
Chennai-based Royal Enfield will introduce an electric version of its Himalayan bike in the coming years. The company is set to expand its highly successful J-platform of 350cc motorcycles, and the latest development is that a single-seat bobber model is joining the fray.
This new bike comes after the upcoming J-platform Bullet 350, which has already been spotted testing several times.
Like the Bullet, this gantry is technically listed as a Classic 350 variant, indicating that it shares many of its origins with the RE bestseller. But the form factor is significantly different. While the Bullet is basically a classic with a one-piece seat and other cosmetic tweaks, the Bobber has a single-seat setup with a console seat.
Royal Enfield Himalayan Ev
In the latest development, a rendering of the upcoming two-wheeler has been leaked, revealing key design details.
The Himalayan EV is expected to be one of the company’s first EVs and is expected to be priced higher than its ICE-powered EV.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan EV features a tall, clear windshield; a muscular, fuel tank-like structure; a rider-only saddle; raised handlebars; and a compact rear profile.
The Handlebars seem to raise hands and eyebrows at the same time and are quite a tall design that almost looks like the monkey bars seen on some custom motorcycles.
With only the silhouette image left, we can’t say much else about the bike, but we can see the spoked wheels, flat, long exhaust, and a small hood above the headlights, as on the Classic.
The shape of the taillights seems different from the Classic, and the RE certainly does its part to differentiate this bike and give it a unique identity.
More inferences can be made based on which family this boy will belong to. We know it’s powered by the same 9-cylinder, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that powers the other J-platform models, so you can expect character, torque, and a smooth engine.
Royal Enfield has been quite conservative with the tuning of this engine, as most models share the same configuration, albeit with slightly modified fuel and ignition maps. Power should be between 20 hp and 27 Nm.
For driver safety, the Royal Enfield Himalayan EV is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels and dual-channel ABS for improved on-road handling. The suspension duties of the two-wheelers are taken care of by long forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear.
Royal Enfield price
Royal Enfield will announce the availability and pricing of the Himalayan EV in India at the time of its launch. It should command a significant premium over the ICE-backed Himalayan, which starts at Rs. 2.16 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Electric Himalayan makes perfect sense for this strategy as it is an adventure bike and needs to have good reach. This means that Royal Enfield has to stuff it with big batteries, which increases the overall cost of the bike. This route will help them position themselves as a premium Himalayan electrical product.
The fascia resembles the modern Himalayas. The rest of the design is still in the planning stages, but it looks interesting. Royal Enfield tries to make the frame a part of the body.
A large battery with an external charge indicator can also be seen. Interestingly, the company managed to gain good ground even with this battery. You can also expect a lot of cool and practical features from this bike.
We expect the electric Himalayan to make its world debut as a concept in 2025–2026.