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Royal Enfield aims to roll out uniquely differentiated electric bikes: CEO

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with inputs by PTI and https://economictimes.indiatimes.com

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield is investing for development of differentiated electric motorcycles in India, said CEO B Govindarajan. Interestingly, the company is also creating a supplier ecosystem around its Chennai-based plant, funded by a capital expenditure of INR 10 billion in the current fiscal year.

Royal Enfield has commissioned a very capable team and has started commitment of very deep investments in terms of product development, product strategy and in the product testing and development area, he added.

Further, the CEO noted that the company has made a strategic investment in electric Stark Future EV company and now teams from both companies are working well.

“Currently, we have laid a robust long-term product and technology roadmap on electric vehicles and towards developing the supplier ecosystem – its our focus as of now,” Govindarajan noted.

When asked about network expansion in the domestic market, Govindarajan said the company currently has about 2,100 retail outlets across India, a mix of studio stores and dealership outlets.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America Apparel Coming From Europe

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by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

It may be called Pan America, but Harley-Davidson’s biggest gamble in years requires a global reach to work. And we’re not talking from the sales perspective only, but from the partner companies’ point of view as well.

Harley pulled the wraps off Pan America at the beginning of the week and announced it would be supporting the upcoming launch with a long list of home-brewed parts and accessories. It also secured the involvement of foreign companies, who were quick to jump on this new and shiny two-wheeled train.

European apparel specialist REV’IT is one of them, and it will be making gear for Pan America riders, ranging from jackets and pants all the way to gloves and helmets. For all intents and purposes, they complement the other side of the coin, covered by Harley itself with the launch of luggage sets and accessories.

“REV’IT! shares Harley-Davidson’s values in creating protective motorcycle gear that delivers functionality with refined style. Successful adventure touring gear delivers on providing protection, mobility, visibility, four-season versatility and storage, and this new gear was designed based on extensive REV’IT rider feedback and experience,” the company said in a statement.

The REV’IT offer comprises two types of jackets and pants and two types of helmets. There are also boots and gloves on the table from the European supplier. Sadly, you will find no reference on pricing yet, as this piece of information was not released.

The Harley-Davidson Pan America comes in two variants, 1250 and 1250 Special, both powered by the same 1,250cc engine from the Revolution Max family. The engine is rated at a maximum output of 150 hp, and that’s pretty good for motorcycles that tip the scales at 534 lbs (242 kg) and 559 lbs (254 kg), respectively.