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Royal Enfield says to diesel engined motorcycles

by Jay on October 12, 2012 2 Comments

At the of the Thunderbird 500 yesterday, Team correspondent Ajinkya Paralikar got in with the higher management of Enfield. In a question put to Dr Venki the CEO of Royal Enfield, Ajinkya whether Royal Enfield is a diesel engined motorcycle for the market. This, as there been periodic rumors about Royal Enfield working on a diesel engined targeting the tourer segment in

To this, we received a categoric from the CEO himself.

A file of the now-discontinued Royal Enfield Taurus Diesel

Dr Venki minced no words in stating Royal Enfield is “not” any diesel engined motorcycle. So, pretty much clears the air Royal Enfield not jumping the diesel engined motorcycle any time in the near future. leaves us with two other possibly working on diesel motorcycles for the Indian market.

One such player is market Hero MotoCorp, which has indicated that it is looking at engined motorcycles for launch in years. Ever since, MotoCorp has kept mum about surrounding the diesel engined whose production now doesn’t very likely.

Apart from Hero a little known firm out of Chennai, and promoted by former Motors-Hyundai man, B.V.R. Altius Automotive, in this did have plans of launching a engined motorcycle in India. motorcycle, called the Altius 670, came with a cylinder diesel engine was expected to be very competitively at under 2 lakh rupees . A fuel economy, bagfuls of and a build of an off roader meant the Scimitar could have to be a good touring motorcycle in a one of its kind go-anywhere option on two

Altius Scimitar 670 Diesel

However, the company shows no of action, despite having a elapsed after the first of the Scimitar 670 being primed for an launch. Worldwide, there are few diesel engined motorcycles and Enfield was one manufacturers who pursued the engined model in the form of the Enfield Taurus model. The used a 340cc, indirect diesel engined, that Enfield sourced from

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