Royal Enfield Hints an Electric Motorcycle in the Works

Royal Enfield has been making motorcycles since 1901. And it might just have an electric production model in the works.

According to RideApart, Royal Enfield CEO Vinod Dasari said: “Electric is something we have been thinking about for quite some time. We are trying to figure out exactly which segment is the right segment for us. Electric is something we take very seriously.” 


The Photon by Electric Classic Cars on Facebook

The Photon by Electric Classic Cars on Facebook

Now, this wouldn’t be the first electric Enfield on the road. In 2018, U.K.-based company Electric Classic Cars began the process of stuffing an electric motor into a Royal Enfield Bullet. They called their 100-mile range creation the Photon and, in the process, “created a monster and that’s putting pressure on us to make the Photon,” Richard Morgan told ElectricVehicleWeb. Still in the prototype stage, the Photon has clocked “thousands of miles” without troubles. 

Who knows when an electric Royal Enfield production model might hit the market, but I can only hope that the delightful little Himalayan will become the platform for it. Also, what we really need to be asking ourselves when considering an electric Enfield, if your hands haven’t started to tingle from the vibration and you don’t have the distinctive thump of that classic engine beneath you, are you truly riding a Royal Enfield?


Photo Credit: Photo by Noufal Tariq on Unsplash

Motorcycle Industry News by Eva Rupert. Follow Eva @augusteva.

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