Royal Enfield Meteor Latest Updates
After launching the brands like Interceptor and Continental GT, Royal Enfield (RE) is looking to revive its yet another iconic brand, the Meteor. According to the news report, Eicher Motors (parent company of RE) had already applied for Meteor trademark in Europe. The company submitted the trademark application in the month of February earlier this year which was subsequently published in April 2019.
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Royal Enfield, not so long ago, launched the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 and what drives the crowd to these machines is the attractive price point they are being offered at. The Meteor was then discontinued and followed by the Super Meteor after six years, and, finally, in 1962, that model made way for the Interceptor.
After the revival of the Interceptor, Royal Enfield is looking to revive yet another name. According to Bennetts.co.uk, the company has recently applied to the European trademark rights for the Royal Enfield Meteor brand name. The said name will be used by the company for motorcycles and parts and fittings as well as on clothing. The application was filed during February 2019 end and was published on 3rd April. The company now needs to wait until 3rd July 2019 in order to give other brands a chance to object in case they think that the Meteor name might create confusion with their products. By the time of writing this report, no objections were raised.
Perhaps the most likely look for the new Meteor will be a bobber. Royal Enfield has already shown an interest in that class with the V-twin powered, 838cc Concept KX that it showed last year. At the time the company was clear that the KX wasn’t intended for production, but it could make a lot of sense to borrow the same styling and apply it to a model based on the new 650cc parallel-twin motor from the Interceptor and Continental GT, creating a rival for Triumph’s Bonneville Bobber.