It’s no secret that a new, bigger Royal Enfield engine is around the corner, and mule of the same has been spotted testing for the first time in Spain, albeit inside a Continetal GT frame . Unlike its single-cylinder thumpers however, the new engine will have two cylinders sitting side by side. This new, parallel-twin engine will reportedly displace 750 cc, and run on carburetors rather than fuel injection. It’ll also feature dual overhead camshafts and oil cooling, while power and torque outputs are likely to be over 50 hp and around 60 Nm respectively.
The engine will be initially manufactured in India, as there’s no way in the world that those carburetors will allow it to meet the stringent Euro 4 emission norms. A fuel injected version is rumoured to be in the works, while the rest of the motorcycle still remains to be seen. For now, the engine is cradled inside a modified Continental GT frame, while the bodywork seems to have been borrowed from the cafe racer as well. The final motorcycle will noticeably different from this early prototype, while RE’s UK technical centre and its subsidiary Harris Performance are involved in its development.
Other mechanical highlights of the Royal Enfield 750 would be a six-speed transmission, Brembo brakes and a pair of Paioli shocks at the rear. Stylistically, it’s expected to follow a cafe racer theme, with highlights that’ll include a triple pod instrument cluster, a circular headlamp, cafe racer styled single seat with a stopper, and an exposed chassis. A word of appreciation for the twin, megaphone exhausts, that look particularly choice. The Royal Enfield 750, upon launch, will rival retro classics like the Triumph Bonneville.