Royal Enfield is looking to make full use of its 450cc platform with the introduction of a power cruiser.
- Royal Enfield cruiser details revealed
- To be based on 450cc platform
- Expected to be launched in 2025
Royal Enfield is looking to launch an all-new, Ducati Diavel-inspired power cruiser for India and international markets. And going by their timeline, we expect the motorcycle to make its debut only by 2025.
The manufacturer had showcased many motorcycles at its dealer summit after which there was an influx of info about future models. But since the power-cruiser style wasn’t revealed then, this is the first time we’re looking at the motorcycle and we have some exclusive details too.
Now, as the image reveals, the upcoming motorcycle looks eerily similar to the Benelli 502C. But since this is only an early rendering, it would be more of a reference than the actual product. However, the Royal Enfield power cruiser, codenamed K1D, will draw similar design cues. We can expect swept back handlebars, a low seat and a relaxed riding position that has the rider’s feet at the front. It is yet to be seen if Royal Enfield would prep the motorcycle with upside down forks like the adventure-touring model or cost effective telescopic forks like the streetfighter version. In either case, the upcoming power cruiser would offer a relatively lazier steering to keep up with its style.
Underneath the cruiser-style bodywork the motorcycle will use the 450cc, single-cylinder engine that will be shared with the Himalayan 450, Roadster 450 and Scrambler 450 as well. This is the first liquid-cooled format from the manufacturer and is expected to be able to churn out 40bhp and 45Nm via a six-speed gearbox. As for its feature list, the Royal Enfield power cruiser is expected to offer tech that is similar to what the Himalayan 450 is likely to get. This would include a fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a slipper clutch as well.
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350, Himalayan 411 and Continental GT are a few examples of how the manufacturer has tried to disrupt the market by introducing a motorcycle unknown to the segment. The upcoming 450cc power cruiser will be another example to look forward to. As for its pricing, the upcoming cruiser is likely to sit between Rs 2.70 lakh to Rs 2.80 lakh, ex-showroom. With the Himalayan 450 expected to be launched in the next few months, the power cruiser will only be launched sometime in 2025.