Notice the electric powertrain?
Notice the electric powertrain?|Royal Enfield Photon

Royal Enfield’s CEO confirms electric bike plans

We’re definitely going to see an electric bike from Royal Enfield. We just don’t know when

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The Photon is an EV based on a Royal Enfield Bullet
The Photon is an EV based on a Royal Enfield Bullet Royal Enfield Photon

Electric bikes are coming, whether you like it or not – and the latest manufacturer to confirm its battery powered intentions is Royal Enfield.

In a recent interview CEO Vinod Dasari said, “Electric is something we have been thinking about for quite some time. We are trying to figure out exactly which segment is the right segment for us. Electric is something we take very seriously.”

Dasari went on to say that it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ there will be an electric Enfield making it to market – it’s all about ‘when’. And considering the fact that there are various prototypes already built, maybe we won’t have to wait too long to see a production machine in the flesh.

At this stage, there’s no specific timeline and no technical information – but one thing we can fairly be sure of is that whatever the Indian factory produces, it’s going to be another exciting Royal Enfield. Chances are they will make use of an existing chassis and ‘simply’ integrate an electric motor and battery pack.

Our bets are on a 2022 release date, but expect more information to become available over the coming months.

Fast Bikes India