Royal Enfield recently launched the much-awaited Himalayan Scram 411 in the country at a starting ex-showroom price tag of Rs 2.03 lakh. Available in seven vibrant colour schemes, the bike’s ex-showroom price varies depending on the chosen shade. The Chennai-based bikemaker has offered the new Scram 411 as a more affordable option as well as the road-biased version of the Himalayan ADV.
Meanwhile, the brand has trademarked the name "Constellation," which hints that this could be used for the 650cc Roadster. Understanding the historical context of the name, from 1958 to 1963, Royal Enfiled sold a motorcycle called the Constellation 700 in North American markets as a forerunner to the Interceptor 700. It was billed as the first superbike of its day, and it was powered by a parallel-twin engine with a capacity of up to 736cc.
As we have already reported, there will most likely be three versions of the 650cc motorcycle: a cruiser called the Super Meteor 650, a bobber named SG650 or Shotgun 650, and a roadster. The last one will most probably wear the name "Constellation 650." The SG650 concept was showcased at the EICMA 2021 in Milan, Italy. Moreover, Royal Enfield is also working on a 450cc liquid-cooled engine. Hence, we can expect the Constellation to be introduced sometime in the second half of 2023.
At the same time, it’s also worth mentioning here that trademarking a name can not assure us that the brand will use this name on any recently coming bike, as the brand has already trademarked the names Hunter, Flying Flea, Roadster, Shotgun, and Sherpa but hasn't yet used these names properly. All the speculations will get a pause with the official confirmation by the Royal Enfield.