Royal Enfield bikes have ruled the Indian streets for a long time and also, they have been thought as a symbol of pride in for its owner. There was a time when every bike rider in the country desired of riding a bike that carried a cannon logo but in the recent times, the Indian two-wheeler market is full of 250cc bikes from Japanese bike manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki. Royal Enfield bikes are facing a tough phase due to a scarce 250cc segment in their product catalogue. Thus, in order to regain the ground the Royal Enfield has lost to the foreign manufacturers, the Indian bike maker is planning to launch a 250cc version of the Cafe Racer motorcycle in the country.
The upcoming Cafe Racer 250cc motorcycle is being anticipated to arrive as a tough competitor for the Honda CB250R and Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i presently ruling the 250cc segment of the bike on the land. The Cafe Racer will be the first motorcycle to arrive in India with a retro styling. It was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 held in New Delhi and since then it has been making the fastening the heartbeats of the biking freaks in India.
The regular version of the Cafe Racer gets powered with a 535cc air-cooled engine capable of developing a peak power of 36 bhp along with a dynamic power to weight ratio, that it has achieved by shedding lot of weight from its body.
For India, we may expect the Cafe Racer to get powered with a 250cc engine in order to meet the needs of the country’s market. Also, the bike is expected to arrive in India by the month of July this year along with a price tag of around Rs. 2.5 lakh.
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