Royal Enfield bikes in India will get expensive from April 2010 when the new emission norms come into effect. The company is currently actively working on upgrading its models according to the new BS III And BS IV norms. “Most definitely the new bikes will be expensive. The new engines will be of a different caliber and that will make them expensive," Eicher Motors Managing Director and CEO Siddhartha Lal. However, he did not divulge any further details about the quantum of hike or the prospective date of hike. Currently, a Royal Enfield bike costs Rs. 1 lakh in India. Courtesy: CTI
After receiving “Royal” bookings of 2,000 units for Enfield Classic 350, the bullet maker has temporarily closed booking for this year due to demand and supply problems. However, Enfield Classic 500 can be still booked but be ready for approx. 6 month long waitlist period.