Royal Enfield launched the all-new Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 in the Indian market last year and both the bikes have become quite popular in the market. Earlier a few reports suggested that Royal Enfield is working on launching the alloy wheels for the Interceptor and Continental GT after online configurator showed “Coming Soon” on the wheels section of the bikes. However, Royal Enfield will launch the alloy wheels for the Classic models first according to a new report.
As per ACI, Royal Enfield will launch the alloy wheels for the Classic range first, which is the most popular model of the manufacturer in India. The manufacturer is testing the online configurator and testing the new sections on the Interceptor and Continental GT page. However, the alloy wheels will first launch and post that, Royal Enfield may launch alloy wheel options for the 650 Twins.
It should be noted that Royal Enfield offers Classic 350X and Classic 500X in the Indian market and both the bikes offer alloy wheels as standard. It is quite possible that similar alloy wheels will be available as an option for the customers who are looking to install alloy wheels on their bikes. Aftermarket alloy wheels have become quite popular in India and many people choose alloy wheels because they offer tubeless tyre support. All the spoked rims on the Royal Enfield bikes come with tubed tyres, which are prone to punctures and can create problems on the long distance journeys.
The spoked rims are more rugged for usage and offer much more flexibility than the alloy wheels. All the high-end adventure motorcycles offer spoked rims because of the ruggedness.
Royal Enfield will offer online configurator for all the bikes in the Indian market. Royal Enfield officially shows “coming soon” for the configurators like Himalayan and Classic models. Apart from the alloy wheels, Royal Enfield is expected to offer a range of accessories for the models including luggage racks, fly screen and other such accessories.
Royal Enfield is one of the most modified motorcycle brands in the Indian market. Most of the Royal Enfield motorcycle owners get modifications done soon after buying the bike. Royal Enfield officially has started promoting the modified motorcycles and many such motorcycles are showcased in the showrooms of Royal Enfield across India.
In the future, Royal Enfield is expected to launch a slew of new motorcycles based on the all-new “P” platform on which the new 650 Twins are based. In the coming, Royal Enfield is expected to launch Himalayan 650 and Classic 650 in the coming times. Currently, Royal Enfield is the best-selling manufacturer in the Indian market in the 350cc and above segment and with the new products in the market, Royal Enfield is expected to make its position only stronger in the market.