Royal Enfield Classic can be safely assumed as the backbone of the retro-modern Indian motorcycle manufacturer, bringing them numbers that no single person in India would have imagined a decade ago. The 2020 Royal Enfield Classic is expected to arrive in the last quarter of FY 2019-20 and that too with BS6-compliant engine to take on the March 2020 deadline of converting all existing two-wheelers to the less polluting versions of themselves to pass the strict emission norms. The images seen here surfaced on the internet through PowerDrift and shows how the motorcycle will evolve by keeping the basic profile similar to the present day version.
2019 Royal Enfield Classic is available from INR 1.53 lakh for the dual channel ABS version of the 346cc engine while 499cc variant starts from INR 2.01 lakh. The images seen here brings this upgraded version with a different set of seats, all-new rear suspension, a new swingarm with reversed chain placement and rear disc setup, and the motorcycle also features redesigned lights with assumed LED illumination. The exhaust design is different from the one seen on the 2019 Classic series of motorcycles. As the launch of Scrambler variants of both the engines is not a part of their 12 new motorcycles in the next 3 years, it seems like the frame and other parts will also be altered here for extended benefits.
The brand is expected to make the 2020 Royal Enfield Classic models lighter, quicker and responsive to the throttle to take on the Jawa lineup of motorcycles. The decade-old platform used on the present generation variants is quite robust but restricts riders from enjoying the sprints that are available on other motorcycles from the segment. The 346cc, single cylinder engine is good for 28 Nm while 499cc brings 41.3 Nm of torque. The gearbox is expected to stay 5-speed on the BS6-compliant version. Royal Enfield will use fuel injection on all the variants as the kick-starter has gone missing from the motorcycle.
Images Source: PowerDrift