There’s no denying that Royal Enfield makes some of the most beautiful motorcycles in the market. The fact that its bikes offer extremely enticing value for money sweetens the deal even further. One thing all Royal Enfields have in common, however, is their charming retro styling and willingness to be customized.
That’s right, Royal Enfield is one of the few manufacturers who actually encourages its patrons to modify their bikes. That said, RE isn’t about performance and technology, but rather, the pure essence of motorcycling with its timeless design and soulful performance. So, if you’re in the market for a new motorcycle, you may want to consider a shiny, retro-styled machine from Royal Enfield. Let’s take a closer look at this company’s most popular offerings.
The stylish newbie - Royal Enfield Meteor 350
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is undeniably one of the best entry-level cruisers in the market. Although not quite making the expressway-legal cut, the Meteor 350 indeed has a few things going for it. For starters, it makes an excellent stepping stone for someone who wants to transition into bigger motorbikes. Perhaps you’re currently rocking a Vespa S 125 and want to upgrade, yet aren’t exactly confident to swing a leg over a bigger, expressway legal bike, the Meteor 350 would be the perfect choice.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 features extremely approachable performance with a 350cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor. With a decent 20 horsepower on tap, this bike offers big bike proportions in a beginner friendly package. As far as pricing goes, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 retails starting at P232,000.
The go-anywhere adventurer - Royal Enfield Himalayan
This next bike is for the rider with an insatiable thirst for adventure. The Royal Enfield Himalayan is an honest to goodness high-capacity dual sport motorcycle. Equipped with wire-spoke wheels, knobby tires, and long travel suspension, the Himalayan proved itself extremely capable off-road, while offering a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride on the street.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan sports a 411cc single-cylinder motor. With 25 horsepower on tap, this bike was capable of trundling along the highway at a comfortable pace, with just enough grunt to offer a controllable ride off-road. The 2021 iteration of the Royal Enfield Himalayan now features a few nifty tech features such as built-in turn-by-turn navigation. The Himalayan carries a rather affordable price tag starting at P304,000, with the top of the line model going for P333,000.
The head-turner - Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is arguably the most stylish and performance-oriented motorcycle in the company’s roster. With low-slung clip-on bars, this bike sports an aggressive, hunched over riding position. It’s sleek, level boneline gives it a sporty stance, and of course, its timeless retro styling hearkens back to an era of motorcycling which has gone on to define today’s generation of riders.
At its heart, the Continental GT 650 sports a 648cc parallel-twin engine. Equipped with fuel-injection, it churns out a respectable 47 horsepower. While it isn’t exactly an outright performer, it’s important to note that the Continental GT 650 represents an era of motorcycling gone by. Staring at P385,000, you can purchase this head-turning beauty today.
The sensible roadster - Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
The last bike on our list is one of the most popular motorcycles in Royal Enfield’s lineup. It doesn’t matter if you set it up as a custom creation or leave it completely stock, the Interceptor 650 is an excellent and versatile platform, ready to take you wherever you need to go in comfort and style.
The Interceptor 650 shares the same platform as that of the Continental GT, albeit in a more sensible, upright package. It does away with the low-slung clip-ons in favor of standard handlebars, but retains the same punch 648cc parallel twin motor. Available in a myriad of striking colorways, the Interceptor 650 is available in the local market at a sticker price staring at P368,000.