The maker of the Classic 350 motorcycle under the banner of Eicher Motors Ltd, Royal Enfield is currently working on an electric motorcycle platform to advance its idea of pure motorcycling, as informed by president Rudratej Singh.
A small team at company’s UK technology sector is currently working towards the development of a new electric platform that will replace existing ones and will comply with new emission norms once they come into effect.
Speaking of the ongoing development, Rudaratej Singh, said,
The company, which claims to be the oldest motorcycle maker in continuous production in the world, “may need to look at things differently for electrical because we are still learning.
At present, Royal Enfield has its research and product development wing situated in its two technology and R&D centres in Chennai and the UK.
Meanwhile, It has been observed that two-wheeler makers in India such as Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, TVS Motor Co. Ltd and Honda Motorcycle are increasingly pushing into introducing cleaner vehicles by either investing in startups or building sub-brands like Bajaj’s uber and flamboyant Urbanite brand.
Given Indian government’s initiative to promote the use of greener vehicles, Royal Enfield may also have to overhaul its current motorcycle platforms to meet the impending safety and emission norms set to kick in from 2019 and 2020.