Royal Enfield had a decent start to 2018 by posting growth of 31 per cent domestically and 23 per cent overall (combining international sales). The company sold 76,205 units sold in January 2018 as compared to 58,133 units sold in January 2017, while the exports stood at 1,673 units for January 2018 as compared to 1,543 units exported in January 2017, recording a growth of 8 per cent. The total sales for January 2018 were 77,878 units while the total sales for January 2017 was 59,676 units, posting a cumulative growth of 31 per cent.
The company recently launched the Himalayan Sleet, which was a limited edition model of the Himalayan, getting a different colour scheme and an explorer kit, which included aluminium panniers, pannier mounting rails, handlebar with a brace and a bash-plate for the engine as well. Royal Enfield had manufactured 500 models and all of them have been sold. The company also opened its first ever Garage café in Goa which is a 120-seater café and also has a museum and exhibition area as well. Also, Royal Enfield motorcycle owners can get their bikes serviced at the Garage café. The next big launch from Royal Enfield will be the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650, which should hit the streets in India sometime in the middle of 2018.