Just a few hours after Bajaj announced that it will be joining hands with one of the world leaders in making two-wheeler, Triumph, to take on Royal Enfield’s soon to be launched beasts. It has been found that the latter seems to have taken a leap forward, leaving Bajaj biting the dust. Recently, Royal Enfield has now joined the list of automakers that are said to be going big with their electrical projects in India. Confirming the reports of entering the electrically run bikes, Royal Enfield’s president, Rudratej Singh said that the famous Indian retro motorcycle giant — Royal Enfield — is now developing an electric motorcycle for the Indian market.
Even though there are a couple of years before the brands actually put up the electrically run bike up for sale, it seems to be turning all heads with just its announcement and R&Ds. Talking to Autocar, Royal Enfield’s president Rudratej Singh said that there is no indicative timeline for RE’s electric platform development. He said, “At the moment, there is no indicative timeline for RE’s electric platform development, but don’t expect to see a production bike before 2020. But what will an electric Royal Enfield be like? Well, it’s fair to expect that the motorcycle will be all about enormous torque delivery. This will suit the Royal Enfield character well, and while loyalists will definitely miss the iconic thump, they’re just going to have to come to terms with the fact that the future of automobiles is going to be brisk, but quiet!”
Even though the company is riding high with the new project, the fans of the retro Indian bike brand may not like the new concept at all as all the bikes developed under this will be totally quiet. An electrically powered Royal Enfield means that no strong roaring, that has been the main highlight in all of its bikes. Many claims that one of the reasons they actually bought Royal Enfield was its pleasing sound — thunder or a roar — but with the petrol engines being replaced with electric batteries the future bikes by the brand will be all quiet. However, in order to compensate the problem, the bikes will get immense torque from the electric motors. Anyhow, what is pretty clear is that Royal Enfield will be working for the future market rather than clinging to the current one.