THE PARALLEL TWIN POWERPLANT IS LIKELY TO BE A FUEL-INJECTED UNIT
Royal Enfield’s highly awaited 750cc bike has been spotted in India again. The motorcycle was spied in Chennai and the images give a clearer perspective about the details of the bike. From the looks of it, the motorcycle has borrowed the chassis from the Royal Enfield Continental GTand packs an oil-cooled parallel-twin engine. The engine is a fuel-injected unit and the covered injectors are reminiscent of the ones in the Triumph Street Twin. The engine is also equipped with finned header rings, which helps in dissipating the exhaust heat. The powerplant is expected to have a displacement of 750cc and the torque output is speculated to be around 60Nm. The engine is likely to have a 270-degree firing order as this particular order offers minimal vibrations with optimal power delivery. Just like theRoyal Enfield Himalayan, the clutch system is located on the right side while the drive chain is on the left. The gearbox case’s design has an aura of old-school Royal Enfields. Also read: Parallel-Twin Royal Enfield Continental GT Spied Testing In India
Instead of clip-ons, the bike uses Clubman-style handlebars, which should result in relatively relaxed ergonomics when compared to the Continental GT. The twin pod cluster also has a digital screen which is likely to display odometer readings, trip readings, fuel level, etc. The front suspension is a traditional fork while the rear uses twin gas charged units. Also note that the gas reservoirs are at the top. The spoke rims are shod with Pirellis and ABS is likely to be standard. The retro look at the rear is also enhanced by the taillight and indicators that are designed to be in-line.
Royal Enfield is likely to display the new motorcycle at the 2017 EICMA show and it is speculated that the brand will launch the bike at the 2018 Auto Expo in India. The bike is expected to be priced around Rs 3.5-4 lakh, ex-showroom, and when launched, it will rival theHarley-Davidson Street 750. Stay tuned for more updates.