Royal Enfield is currently working on a new 750cc engine which is set to debut in the year 2025. Codenamed R, the platform will power a series of motorcycles starting with a bobber
Royal Enfield is currently one of the most popular two-wheeler manufacturers in the country, thanks to the new series of premium motorcycles that are topping the sales chart in their respective categories. While a slew of new motorcycles based on the twin-cylinder 650cc platform are already in the works, Royal Enfield has started the development of a new 750cc engine.
Codenamed R, as per the reports, this new platform will debut in the year 2025 powering a series of new motorcycles starting with a bobber. The bobber project which will mark the market launch of the 750cc engine is codenamed R2G and is under development at the brand’s tech centre in Leicester, UK.
The new 750cc bobber has been put under the belt after a series of analytical feedbacks from a number of international markets like North America, Europe, the United Kingdom as well as India. For reference, the new motorcycle will carry the largest displacement in the Royal Enfield’s history and it will naturally be positioned on the top of the company’s line-up which currently consists of 350cc and 650cc platforms.
The line-up will soon be extended with the launch of a 450cc liquid-cooled engine which will power the new-gen Himalayan 450. This development is in line with the Royal Enfield MD’s claim that the company will majorly play in the mid-size motorcycle segment, ranging from 350cc to 750cc. Now that the company has 350cc, 450cc and 650cc engines, post the launch of the 750cc platform, the line-up will be completed.
The reports also claim that Royal Enfield won’t go over the 750cc mark and anything above it will most likely be an EV. Talking about the new engine, the 750cc motor will itself be a higher displacement version of the current 650cc engine and it will most likely be a twin-cylinder unit.
The lead market for the new engine will be North America and Europe, where the new series of RE bikes will be positioned in the premium mid-size segment. It will then compete with the likes of well-established players like Harley Davidson and Triumph.