The upcoming motorcycle appears to have modern bobber style and it will make world debut on November 6 in Milan, Italy
You do not often say, “This comes out of nowhere” as far as new Royal Enfield motorcycles are concerned. RE will ensure a lengthy teaser campaign to have the enthusiasts guessing and buzzing ahead of a proper unveil but this time around it has indeed sent shockwaves by releasing picture of a new model hiding under a black veil.
It has confirmed to make global premiere at the 2018 EICMA show in Milan, Italy hosted between November 6 and 11. While the hashtags #RidePure and #PureMotorcycling do not express us anything of the new motorcycle except being a passionate biking catch phrases, the actual teaser image do reveal the overall profile in more ways than one.
It lets us go wild on our imagination and with the 76th edition of EICMA still a week away, it’s time for an initial analysis. It is no secret that Royal Enfield is targetting premium manufacturers like Harley-Davidson and Triumph with its latest products – the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 are prime examples.
While the dust on the forthcoming 650 Twins’ aggressive price range has not been settled yet, and the impending launch for that matter, Royal Enfield has brought us a new motorcycle to ponder on. It is safe to assume that the upcoming bike will be based on the new platform the 650 duo is based on and the styling does reminisce of a proper modern day Bobber.
With round-shaped headlamps, fat front fender and wheel as well as tall riding posture, the new Royal Enfield has a single piece seat with signature exposed tail end the Bobber culture is renowned for. It could share the mechanical components with the 650 Twins and more likely the 648 cc, air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected parallel-twin engine will do the propelling duties.
It should be good enough to produce a maximum power output of 47 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,000 rpm. It is connected to the six-speed gearbox with slip assist clutch as standard.
Just as RE tried to make the dual-purpose adventure motorcycling segment afford with the Himalayan, it could do the same with the upcoming Bobber. It is expected to rival Kawasaki Vulcan S, Triumph Bonneville Bobber and Harley-Davidson 48 in aggressive price range.