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Old 15th February 2020, 11:46   #1
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Default New Royal Enfield spotted; completely fresh bike or new Thunderbird?

All-new Royal Enfield model spied for the very first time. Is it the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter or the proposed lightweight motorcycle for women and young riders?

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It is not news that Royal Enfield is busy working on the next generation of its popular single-cylinder 350 range such as the Classic, Thunderbird and ThunderbirdX. The Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer initially intended to launch the all-new models before the April-deadline for BS6 implementation. However, the products are still far from being production-ready and Royal Enfield had to settle for BS6 versions of the current-generation 350 line-up.

Now, an all-new Royal Enfield motorcycle has been spotted testing on public roads for the very first time and it is definitely not one of the next-gen 350 models. Sharing a close resemblance with the Thunderbird, this could be the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter (we had shared a leaked patent application of the same earlier) or the newly-proposed lightweight RE model for women and young riders. Chances of both being the same product are high as well.

The 2020 Royal Enfield Thunderbird test mule was spotted on multiple occasions across the country. In comparison to the Thunderbird, the motorcycle in question has a conventional single-seat layout that sits much lower and flatter. Still, it shares some components which would most likely be a part of the next-gen ThunderbirdX 350.

Another possibility is that this could be an all-new Royal Enfield aimed to lock horns with the Jawa 42, which does not have a direct rival as of now. The higher ‘Jawa’ or Jawa Classic can be considered as a worthy opponent to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 as well as Benelli Imperiale 400.
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Default Re: New Royal Enfield spotted; completely fresh bike or new Thunderbird?

Rideapart reports that Royal Enfield has registered for the names 'Flying Flea' and 'Roadster' in the European Union.

I'm wondering if this could this be it? Unlike the earlier trademarked 'Sherpa' which sounds apt for an adventure-oriented motorcycle, these two names sound right for a Jawa-42 rival.

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Default Re: New Royal Enfield spotted; completely fresh bike or new Thunderbird?

So are these the bikes that RE is going to manufacture targeting the women riders, light weight and affordable?

We had a news of this some time back :

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor...kes-women.html (Royal Enfield planning lighter, affordable bikes for women)
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