Royal Enfield hints at new scrambler model

Even though it already has the Himalayan 401 adventure bike in the lineup, Royal Enfield is hinting it’s getting back into the dual-purpose motorcycle segment with a new model.

The buzz comes after Royal Enfield released images on social media showing a classic-styled bike in the middle of crossing a river. There was a promise of more information on March 26, but aside from that, no solid details were released.

However, the Indian moto-press seems fairly convinced this machine will be a scrambler based on Royal Enfield’s existing 350 and 500 platforms, both powered by air-cooled engines. The bikes will likely be capable of mild off-roading, but overall, the expectation is that they’ll be more street-oriented, with the Himalayan continuing to hold down the more offroad-oriented work for Royal Enfield. Either way, we’ll know more by the month’s end.