The 1938 Royal Enfield KX gains custom gear handle for easy shifts and there is an all-important twin-cylinder 1,140 cc engine
The images are going to enthrall you for one good reason as they boast the largest engine ever fitted on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The Royal Enfield KX 1,400 cc is not a regular mod job from the fancy customisation outlets growing in aplenty in India.
Instead it comes straight off the late 1930s and has an external sturdiness that cannot often be replicated. The 1938 Royal Enfield KX has PSJ 697 registration plate and was registered on June 7 that year with 22536 frame number and 580 engine number. But for people wondering what KX refers to, here is an explanation!
It is a unique breed of vintage Royal Enfield motorcycles that not everyone had the privilege to behold. Known for its long riding comforts and the iconic looks, it was often bought with a sidecar summoning a peculiar status of its own.
The 1938 Royal Enfield KX gains custom gear handle for easy shifts as a major restoration work. The all-important twin-cylinder 1,140 cc engine is fitted right into the eight-decade-old motorcycle. The massive motor is connected to a four-speed transmission.
The collector’s excellence is of the rarest and only 18 examples of the 1938 RE KX were ever retailed with a top speed of 130 kmph and 27 kmpl claimed fuel economy. Back in the days, these numbers were staggering and Royal Enfield was standing toe-to-toe with some of the legendary manufacturers of that time.
The restored KX comes equipped with detachable wheels, Lucas 6 Magdyno lighting with black enamel finish and gold lining and has the authentic genius of the world’s oldest continuous production motorcycle brand indeed.