Royal Enfield is going all guns blazing. After showcasing its modern V-twin engine as well as the motorcycles that will be utilising it, the company has now displayed another twin cylinder engine. At the EICMA 2018, the company displayed the Royal Enfield Concept KX motorcycle. It is based on the 1930 Concept KX twin cylinder motorcycle.
What is the Royal Enfield Concept KX?
The Royal Enfield Concept KX is essentially the same design as seen on motorcycles running around on Salt Flats. It has a dark bottle green colour shade as was first showcased on the concept. Royal Enfield also has got modern touches to the design. These include a cantilevered seat, LED headlights, alloy wheels, twin exhaust pipes, girder forks, digital instrument cluster and dual discs in the front. As far as the engine is concerned, it is an all-new unit. The engine has been developed jointly by Eicher Motors as well as Polaris Industries.
The 834cc V-twin engine is understood to be a liquid cooled and currently is the largest capacity unit that RE makes. This engine is already BS-VI compliant or Euro-VI for that matter too. Its DOHC configuration helps it produce close to 85PS of power. The gearbox is understood to be a 6-speed unit. Dual channel ABS will be available from the onset.
Royal Enfield says that the development on this motorcycle started nearly a year and half ago. However, it is just a concept at this stage and may not be put into production. However, sources close to the company say that this will likely be RE’s flagship motorcycle in a couple of years. The cost of mass production as well as feasibility in terms of sales are also being worked out. However, given the lack of takers for a Bobber form in India, it is unlikely that this engine will be used in the same design.
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