- The electric Royal Enfield Himalayan may still be some distance away, though
- It’s still in its developmental stages, with the design likely to change in time for the launch
- The company is looking to position this as a high-end offering, although the expected price tag is unclear
Electric motorcycles are slowly becoming commonplace, although not at the same pace as e-scooters. However, one of the biggest motorcycle brands in India could be finally looking to take that step, as per a new report.
Unnamed sources cited by Bikewale claim that Royal Enfield is working on an electric model of the popular Himalayan motorcycle. There’s even a preliminary rendering of the bike available, giving us an early glimpse of what’s to come. The publication goes on to mention that Royal Enfield would release a high-end and expensive electric motorcycle first, although we don’t know the exact price tag of this upcoming electric motorcycle yet.
The accompanying image you can see below doesn’t reveal a whole lot, but we do get the impression that the electric Himalayan would stay true to its roots, with some necessary changes to accommodate the electric motor and the batteries. It must be noted, however, that the motorcycle appears to be in its early stages of design and development, so it could possibly look completely different when it breaks cover.
Bikewale predicts that the electric Himalayan would be officially revealed by 2025-26 in the form of a concept. Unfortunately, it could take another couple of years to actually reach the market. So by the site’s estimate, the electric Royal Enfield Himalayan may not be available to interested customers until 2028 or beyond, which is a long wait.
Is Royal Enfield waiting too long?
We hope to learn more about Royal Enfield’s plans for electric motorcycles over the next couple of years, or maybe sooner. In the meantime, there are several other electric motorcycles that are positioned to arrive in the next couple of years.
The Indian automotive market could be crowded with several electric bikes and scooters by the end of the decade. So perhaps Royal Enfield needs to expedite the development process of the electric Himalayan to stand any chance of succeeding, especially considering the fact that it’s going to be an expensive motorcycle.