It has been a well known fact that Royal Enfield is working on an all-new 750 cc twin-cylinder bike to take on the larger cruisers. The bike has been spotted testing in UK previously and now they are extensively testing it in India as well.
While it was known that the bike was coming, variant details were not yet known. These spy pictures that have emerged courtesy Behind the Handlebar suggest the company is coming up with not one but two different versions of the 750 cc bike. One being the normal version and the other being a more sporty cafe racer, some what like a 750 cc Continental GT.
Till now, we have only seen one version undergoing testing and not both. Spy shots suggest that the cafe racer version will have sporty touches like a new fuel tank, will have clip on handlebars and foot pegs and will be on offer as a single seater, from the looks of it.
Details on the specifications are not yet clear but we do expect the engine to be a 750 cc engine which will have exhaust pipes on either side of the bike, like shown in the previous spy pictures. The bike is expected to be air cooled with additional assistance from an oil cooler. The bike has been developed majorly in the UK. Both the bikes seem to be the same when it comes to the engine, the suspension and the brakes. It is being reported that they will be running different sets of tyres though. While the cafe racer variant is expected to get Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, the standard version is expected to get Phantom Sportcomp tyres.
This will Royal Enfield’s most premium bike and will take on the likes of the Harley Davidson Steet 750 and may even take on the Bonneville Street Twin. The bike is expected to make its entry into the Indian market sometime in 2018 and may make its global debut later in the year at the EICMA show.