Royal Enfield developing a twin cylinder bike for Indian market

Popular bike maker Royal Enfield is thinking of coming up with a twin-cylinder bike for Indian market. The bike might be introduced as soon as in three years time. The bike is expected to come up with a 600cc to 1000cc pushrod engine.Recently, Chief executive officer of RE, Venki Padmanabhan told Autocar Professional that the new engine’s design will not be unlike the manufacturer’s current engines. “The dust will be brushed off from that model design and a new technology harnessed to make it uptodate for current buyers. The bike will be more aesthetically appealing than the older model. It will be a retro-practical leisure bike catering to the small niche buyers,” . Currently, RE is studying the market requirements for a high capacity twin cylinder bike. Pushrod engines have a characteristic of churning out max power at a lower rpm than conventional OHC motors. Pushrod engines usually have a rugged construction and offer high amount of torque. “It is the company’s R&D dream to make diesel engines ‘made for motorcycles’ and suitable for customers,” said Padmanabhan. 

RE is surely getting closer to become an iconic bike maker.  

Via Autocar Professional 

 

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  1. NS says:

    All the details? Where are all the details??? What about the diesel version, and when is the launch.. "Available soon" is awesome news but nothing concrete. Are they going to use the K9K in its Logan/Verito/Micra spec or is it going to deliver 100+ bhp? Would be nice if all this information is made available…

  2. Arnob Gupta says:

    Adorable

  3. Arnob Gupta says:

    Adorable

  4. MANY CHANGES HAPPENING IN ROYAL ENFIELD BIKES…………

  5. MANY CHANGES HAPPENING IN ROYAL ENFIELD BIKES…………

  6. It would be great to see the return of the Interceptor or a British style twin. Kawasaki will not bring thier awesome W800 to the US but may if Enfield makes one then it will come here? Sure would be nice to see an alternative to Triumph (even though I own and love mine!).

  7. It would be great to see the return of the Interceptor or a British style twin. Kawasaki will not bring thier awesome W800 to the US but may if Enfield makes one then it will come here? Sure would be nice to see an alternative to Triumph (even though I own and love mine!).

  8. Diesel Royal Enfield bike is what I am looking for but a twin cylinder would be super cool any day.

  9. Diesel Royal Enfield bike is what I am looking for but a twin cylinder would be super cool any day.

  10. Leonid Joseph says:

    They don't sell spares. Even for old bikes we have to go around to find even basic parts.
    If you want to buy a bull first check if they have spares for the bike they are selling.They only stock enough to get rid of their products. After that heaven help us all.

  11. Leonid Joseph says:

    They don't sell spares. Even for old bikes we have to go around to find even basic parts.
    If you want to buy a bull first check if they have spares for the bike they are selling.They only stock enough to get rid of their products. After that heaven help us all.

  12. Jaspal Singh says:

    If you think about this please choose the good engine and power…………

  13. Jaspal Singh says:

    If you think about this please choose the good engine and power…………

  14. Jaspal Singh says:

    It should be parllal twin.

  15. Jaspal Singh says:

    It should be parllal twin.

  16. Just waiting for a diesel bike n also the twin cylinder version.

  17. Just waiting for a diesel bike n also the twin cylinder version.

  18. Rajesh says:

    Hope Enfield first stop the oil leaks in engines existing for few decades. Not sure why it takes three years to develop a sate of art engines. Fury, Yezdi, RD350 and RE had twin cylinder long ago, not sure what happened to these old machines. Enfield has orders for a year, so they will not work ahead assuming back logs. Let us wait and watch how soon Enfield listens to customers.

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