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Royal Enfield will halt motorcycle production from May 13-16

Written by Nayak

Royal Enfield announces the temporary closure of its manufacturing plants. The given rise in the number of infections of Covid-19 compelled the motorcycle maker to take this decision. Royal Enfiled mentioned that the need of the hour is to safeguard its employees. Thus, to prioritize its personnel’s safety and well-being, the company chose to put a temporary halt. The manufacturing facilities located at Vallam, Vadagal and Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam, will remain closed from Thursday, May 13, 2021, till Sunday, May 16, 2021. The company will leverage this closure to take up the maintenance activity at its manufacturing facility.

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Currently, the demand is relatively less given the various lockdowns. Thus, the closure of the manufacturing plants will not have much impact on the customers. Royal Enfield mentioned that they are closely monitoring the situation right now. And, they will take appropriate action as the situation demands in the future. Royal Enfield employees working at the corporate offices in Chennai and Gurgaon will now work from home. Royal Enfield has laid down strict instructions adhering to all the Covid-19 guidelines to be followed by all its dealers in India. It also instructed to follow the local regulations and administration as may apply.

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Royal Enfield sold a cumulative 53,298 motorcycles in April 2021. The figure took a dip when compared to March 2021, which stood at 66,058 units. The reason being the current uncertain situation in the country. 

Previously, Royal Enfield announced that they would announce one motorcycle every quarter. The most likely one on the cards is the update of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. This time, the Classic 350 will come with a new engine, chassis and a set of electronic features. Rumours suggest that Royal Enfield is planning to launch a naked roadster inspired by the Interceptor 650. The new Royal Enfield Roadster 650 also looks ready to hit the Indian roads soon.

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