Check out our list of the top five retro-inspired motorcycles slated to hit the Indian market next year.
In the Indian motorcycle market, retro themed motorcycles have always been popular, but lately the demand is particularly high. To satisfy that, a few new bikes with old-fashioned designs have been released this year, and a few more are expected to be released next year as well.
Here, we have listed the five most anticipated retro-style motorcycles that are expected to launch in India in 2022.
1. Royal Enfield Scram 411
Royal Enfield plans to add a Scrambler motorcycle to its range very soon, called “Scram 411”. As seen in the spy photos, this new model looks quite like the Himalayas, with which it shares its platform. The engine will also be the same as the Himalayas – an air / oil-cooled 411cc single cylinder engine (24.3bhp / 32Nm), mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
2. Royal Enfield 650cc cruiser
RE also has a 650cc cruiser in the pipes, which would be referred to as “Super Meteor” or “Shotgun”. It was shown at EICMA 2021 in concept form as the SG650, and the hype for the new RE cruiser is now way too high! It will be powered by the same 648cc air / oil-cooled single-cylinder engine (47.65 hp / 52 Nm) as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT650, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
3. Royal Enfield Hunter 350
Besides the above two, Royal Enfield is also planning to launch a new 350cc roadster. Named “Hunter”, this new model will have a simplistic design and will probably be positioned as an entry-level model, aimed at young riders. It will be powered by a 349 cm (20.4 PS / 27 Nm) air / oil cooled single-pot engine, mated to a 5-speed transmission, the same as the Meteor 350 and Classic 350.
4. Yezdi Scrambler / ADV
Classic Legends is ready to bring the iconic “Yezdi” brand to life. Two Yezdi motorcycles have already been spotted in India undergoing road tests – an adventure bike and a scrambler bike – both of which will be based on a shared platform.
They are expected to be powered by Jawa’s liquid-cooled single-cylinder engines, either the 293cc block (27.33hp / 27.02Nm) or the 334cc block (30.64hp / 32.74Nm). Speculation suggests that the jammer will be named “Roadking”.
5. Jawa Cruiser
Classic Legends also plans to expand the Jawa lineup, and the next model in the works is a cruiser. This upcoming Jawa cruiser will likely be powered by the liquid-cooled 334cc Perak engine (30.64 PS / 32.74 Nm), mated to a 6-speed transmission. At launch, it will be a direct competitor to the RE Meteor 350.