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February 10th, 2015

Its most of the times that keeping tabs on the trademark office often helps in getting the first piece of information of what the company might have in the pipeline. One such trademark filed at the European Trademark Office has recently come to light concerning the Indian brand Royal Enfield.

Royal Enfield has trademarked the name ‘Himalayan’ which could indicate the Indian motorcycle manufacturer’s first move towards some kind of rugged, dual-terrain adventure motorcycle. That would make a lot of sense since quite a large chunk of the Royal Enfield riders are into adventure touring, at least in India and also that the company is thinking in line with the popularity of the adventure touring segment.

There have been reports in the past that the Chennai, India based manufacturer is working on a new motorcycle, possibly an adventure tourer, which would be a first for the company in that segment. It has also been reported that the adventure machine would debut Royal Enfield’s new 385 cc, single cylinder engine, that would replace the current 350 cc engine that is found on the Thunderbird 350, Classic 350, Electra and Bullet 350.

While there are no further hints at this moment as to when the new motorcycle would launch, It would most probably first be seen in India, before it makes its way to the European countries.

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