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Royal Enfield hikes costs of Traditional 350, 650cc fashions | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

As the worldwide chip scarcity continues to rage, RE’s widespread retro roadster and its 650cc twins are actually dearer.

Royal Enfield has hiked costs for a few of its hottest bikes. The Traditional 350 retro roadster and the 650cc twins have each grow to be dearer, although not by a lot.

At its launch in September final yr, the Traditional 350 was priced from Rs 1.84 lakh, with the bike subsequently receiving a value hike that elevated its beginning value to Rs 1.87 lakh. The most recent hike in costs has taken the entry-level Redditch model’s value as much as Rs 1.90 lakh. The highest-end Chrome variant will set you again by Rs 2.21 lakh, which is round Rs 6,000 larger than its launch value as properly.

The corporate’s 650cc twins – the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 – have additionally grow to be a bit of dearer within the current previous. However, even after this newest spherical of hikes, each proceed to be glorious worth for cash propositions. The increment is a bit of beneath Rs 3,000 within the case of the extra inexpensive color choices, whereas the most costly color scheme is now costlier by round Rs 5,000. The tip result’s that the Interceptor now ranges between Rs 2.88 lakh-3.15 lakh, whereas its sportier sibling is priced between Rs 3.06 lakh-3.32 lakh.

There are not any modifications to any of the bikes, and whereas RE hasn’t declared any official purpose for the rise, it’s probably right down to the semiconductor scarcity, which, in flip, has elevated enter prices. So severely hit is the model, that it has taken its Tripper navigation pod off the usual fitment checklist for the Meteor and Himalayan, and is now providing it solely as an elective accent. The Traditional 350 additionally continues to have the pod as an elective accent, however the pod itself is presently offered out on RE’s web site.

Regardless of the adversities, although, the Chennai-based producer continues chugging alongside, registering sturdy gross sales figures and dealing on various upcoming bikes, together with the 650cc cruiser fashions, the up to date J-platform Bullet 350, and, in fact, the eagerly anticipated Himalayan 450.

All costs ex-showroom, Delhi

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