BS6 emission regulations will come into force in India next year i.e. April 2020. So, all the companies are upgrading their bikes engine according to the new emission norms. But meanwhile Royal Enfield has decided to discontinue its 500 cc engine. Because the company does not want to upgrade with this new emission rule. Therefore, bikes like Royal Enfield's Classic 500, Bullet 500 and Thunderbird 500 will also be discontinued in India.
The biggest reason for this is that in India, 500cc bikes of this company are not liked as much as 350cc bikes are. Recently Royal Enfield also launched two 650cc bikes Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in India. Because of which customers are choosing 650 cc bikes instead of 500 cc bikes of the company.
Because both of these bikes cost the same as the 500 cc bike of the company and they get a new design. Let us tell you that where every month Royal Enfield sells more than 60 thousand models of its 350 cc bikes. The same 500cc bike has monthly sales of less than 500 models. So, Royal Enfield has taken this decision keeping this in mind.