Royal Enfield Meteor Nameplate Could Be Revived; Trademarked In Europe

Royal Enfield has a competitive approach in the area to make bigger within the middleweight motorcycle segment (250-750 cc) globally. While the RE 650 Twins are already here, there could be more recent bikes in tow and pointless to mention, the motorcycles will harp returned into the corporation’s illustrious records. The Chennai-primarily based bike maker does appear to be searching into something comparable for its subsequent launch and has trademarked the ‘Meteor’ nameplate in Europe, hinting at resurrecting the moniker. RE’s determine business enterprise Eicher Motors has carried out for European trademark rights to the name ‘Royal Enfield Meteor’ and has requested permissions for the identity to be used on ‘bikes and elements and fittings, therefore’ as well as on apparel.

The trademark for filed in February this yr and Eicher obtained the equal on April 3, 2019. The organization now needs to attend till July 3, 2019, as applying for a hallmark calls for a three-month wait, in case other organizations might want to item to the nameplate. RE already holds the rights to the Meteor nameplate in India because of 2002. Internationally, the corporation already has had problems with naming its merchandise. For example, the Interceptor 650 is badged because of the INT 650 inside the US, for the reason that Honda holds the rights to the call ‘Interceptor’ within the country. Similarly, the Thunderbird nameplate belongs to Triumph, because of this RE’s bike is commonly rebadged while offered in numerous markets foreign places.

So what will the Royal Enfield Meteor bike be precise? It will be too early to comment on the presenting, but there may be an opportunity of a brand new presenting with the equal 650 cc parallel-dual motor because of the Interceptor and Continental GT. In reality, the Meteor Minor became, in the beginning, a 500 cc parallel-dual bike offered inside the late 1940s and later succeeded by using the Super Meteor in 1953 with a 692 cc parallel-twin engine evolved for the United States marketplace. The Meteor nameplate became in the end changed with the aid of the Interceptor moniker over a decade later inside the Nineteen Sixties, handiest for the latter to be revived in 2018.
Expect a comparable revival with the Royal Enfield Meteor. The business enterprise has already played with the idea of Bobber with Concept KX revealed closing yr, and the Meteor call may want to make it on the manufacturing model. The Royal Enfield Concept KX though turned into an 838 cc twin-cylinder bike, and the motorcycle maker become quite clean there have been no plans of placing the motorcycle into manufacturing. However, a 650 cc Bobber would without a doubt be thrilling and at almost one-0.33 the cost of the following available option – Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The Interceptor 650 has executed that over the Triumph Street Twin, hasn’t it?

Now, it is no longer necessary that applying for an indicator manner that Royal Enfield will use the equal on a motorcycle. However, it does open room to more opportunities inside the destiny. The all-new motorcycle although could be someday away from launch, as RE has previously stated it will now be concentrating on bringing the BS6 geared up bikes first, before introducing all-new better ability bikes. That said, we ought to see a few exciting tendencies at EICMA this 12 months.

Randolph Palmer

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