Royal Enfield Twin Cylinder coming in three years

17 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Royal Enfield Twin Cylinder coming in three years
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Royal Enfield Twin Cylinder coming in three years

Perhaps the best cruiser motorcycle manufacturer on Indian roads, the Royal Enfield is mulling over popping an extra cylinder onto its motorcycle engine for the Indian market. There have been rumors over the last year of Royal Enfield launching a parallel twin engine of capacity 600 cc to 700 cc, and this report from Autocarpro confirms that its not just a rumor.

The British two-wheeler marque produced twin-cylinder engines for the army motorcycles during World War I. Royal Enfield also produced 500cc and 700cc, air cooled, parallel-twins throughout the 50’s and 60’s. However, the twin-cylinder models faded out after the strict emission norms set by the government.

For the new twin-cylinder engine, Royal Enfield will continue with the traditional pushrod design on a 600 cc to 1000 cc engine, with overhead valve (OHV) generating high torque on low revs. However, the heritage design of the 50’s and 60’s will be contrasted by cutting-edge technology featured in the motorcycle. The retro-practical motorcycle will be targeting the younger buyers in the market, who opt for high-performance motorcycles.

Chief executive officer, Venki Padmanabhan told Autocar Professional that the design of the twin-cylinder model will not stray from the company’s traditions and that it will be an offshoot of the simple British design of the model of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Royal Enfield dumps the regular V-twin design featured in Harley Davidson motorcycles for the parallel-twin configuration. Harley Davidson has already launched its cruisers in the Indian market and is doing fairly well. Hyosung and Triumph are soon to follow with their lineup of cruiser motorcycles Manufacturing of the new Royal Enfield motorcycle will be in India itself, owing to higher excise duty on CBUs.

This gives the British brand an extra edge amongst performance cruisers.

There is no word on a diesel variant as of now, and Mr Padmanabhan commented on this saying that the diesel trim was an exploratory work of the company and it has no intentions of commercializing the product. At the 2012 Auto Expo . Royal Enfield showcased the RE Café Racer that will hit the markets towards the end of 2013. With the addition of the parallel-twin motorcycle, the company is sure to please the customers with its high performance, retro-practical motorcycles.

Expect the parallel-twin 600 cc to 1000 cc Royal Enfield to hit the market in next three years.

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