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Indian motorcycle brand Royal Enfield are on a roll presently with the launch of its latest and first adventure model, the Himalayan. However, a recent report indicates that the famed retro bikes brand intends to develop new and high performance models in the near future destined for the international market.

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A recent statement made by Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO of Eicher Motors – Royal Enfield’s parent company – indicates plans to ensure a solid presence for the Royal Enfield marque in overseas markets. Specifically, Lal states:

“Then we will have a new range of motorcycles that we will be coming out with. These will be higher performance, not superfast, but certainly proper highway-worthy models for the established, developed markets.”

The exec also highlighted that increasing power output is at the top of the ‘to-do’ list for Royal Enfield. Presently, the marque’s biggest engine capacity sits in the half-litre range and develops a meagre 30hp and 44Nm of peak torque. Also in its ‘to-do’ list is an aim to enhance build quality and reliability meant to complement the hiked power figures.

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Sources close to the local Indian motorcycle industry indicate that the marque’s best option here is to develop a new platform with a 600-650cc-twin engine. However, there are no clear indications as to when this new platform will be revealed or launched.

Source: AutoEvolution