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Royal Enfield to launch new motorcycle named as ‘Hunter’

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Royal Enfield is working on quite a few motorcycles to expand their product portfolio and one such model is going to be called the ‘Hunter’. Royal Enfield has filed a trademark for this Hunter nameplate and we expect an all-new motorcycle range to be revealed sometime in 2020. As the name suggests, the Royal Enfield Hunter could be a dual-purpose, off-road capable motorcycle similar to what the Himalayan is, but could be different in design. While further details are yet to be shared / leaked, there are some rumours which can be liked to this new Hunter model.

Royal Enfield has been reported to be working on a new Explorer range of motorcycles as well which are codenamed as J1C. These would be light-weight roadster motorcycles launched to appeal to a new audience, and even newbie riders including women. The Hunter on the other hand could become a small capacity adventure motorcycle with an engine lower in capacity compared to the Himalayan. There is a possibility at the Hunter model could run on a 250cc – 300cc engine. All of this however is mere speculation at the moment s not a single spyshot has made it on the internet hinting at the design, purpose and engine capacity of this new Hunter model.

Royal Enfield will slowly start updating their motorcycles to BS6 emission norms. Almost every Royal Enfield motorcycle on sale now comes with a dual-channel ABS option and the BS6 engines could come with a refreshed model line-up. The Royal Enfield Twins are also yet to be updated, and they could come with a noticeable price hike in their BS6 avatar.

So, what is your expectation from the Royal Enfield Hunter? Will it be a road bike like the Bullet? Will it be a entry-level adventure motorcycle slotting below the Himalayan? How much money do you think this bike would ask for?