RE Sherpa is not a new machine for the old school bike enthusists. It has been a charming commuter bike in the mid and late 60s. Even at today’s time many motorcyclist’s love to own this baby Royal Enfield. For a while it has been suggested by the reports that RE is willing to bring the RE Sherpa back. Reports also hinted that RE is planning to expand its portfolio by launching several bikes including cruiser and adventure bikes. In this story, we will explain the features and specifications of RE Sherpa.
Before talking about the technical terms and specifications, let us understand the history about RE Sherpa and where does it stand. This motorcycle is speculated to come in. RE hasn’t shared any confirmed information on the same. Sherpa was an affordable tourer back in 60s, it was powered by 173 cc single cylinder two-stroke engine, it had relatively small engine considering other older RE motorcycles, which were dominating at 500-750 cc segment. RE Sherpa was made for the people who want a light cruising bike but with the similar enthusiasm of the big machines like RE Meteor, Interceptor, etc.
The Sherpa has quite nice mileage due to lower displacement, it was meant to be economical and practical. The claimed top speed of the Sherpa was 90 km/hr, which was simply amazing, considering the period it was made.
RE Sherpa 250 cc engine
If the reports are believed the upcoming RE Sherpa will possess 250 cc single-cylinder four-stroke unit. The engine will be producing around 16-17 bhp of max power and will have class leading torque around 23-24 Nm. The mileage will be the big USP of the upcoming RE Sherpa, it will return mileage of around 40-45 km/l depending on the individuals riding style.
Most of the hardware will be shared by the RE’s 350 lineups. It will be equipped with the single-channel ABS, spoke wheels and many other hardware units. It is also speculated that it will get the same head unit as the RE Standard 350. It will have character steel tank and long exhaust pipe. However the RE Sherpa will have shorter wheelbase compared to the RE 350. Overall the styling is expected to be very much closer to the the original Sherpa.
The RE Sherpa 250 will be the BS6 compliant bike so it will have the fuel injection system and many other BS6 tweaks. RE recently transformed the RE 350 Classic and Himalayan into the BS6 avatar, it had few changes and addition of features, colours compared to the BS4 variant. RE will be transforming other remaining bikes into the BS6 avatar pretty soon.
Price and Rivals of RE Sherpa 250
The pricing of the RE Sherpa will be attractive. It is expected to be priced around Rs 1 lakh( ex-showroom). The closest possible rival we can think of is the Bajaj Avenger 220.