Royal Enfield is all set to unveil its biggest engined motorcycle at the upcoming EICMA motorcycle show on the 7th of November. The motorcycle will feature Bobber styling and will use an 830cc, V-Twin engine sourced from Polaris, an American motorcycle maker. Here’s a teaser that gives us a glimpse of the new Royal Enfield 830cc Bobber.
From the teaser, it’s clear that the new Bobber will get retro styling, just like most other motorcycles wearing the Royal Enfield badge. Expect lots of shiny metal and chrome on the newest flagship Royal Enfield, which will take on mid capacity Triumph and Harley Davidson retro motorcycles.
Interestingly, Royal Enfield has stuck to the upper end of the mid-segment motorcycle segment with the new V-Twin engine’s cubic capacity. 500cc-800cc makes up the mid-segment motorcycle space, and the Bobber’s 830cc capacity puts it very close to this segment. This engine is expected to put out about 80 Bhp.
This will make the Royal Enfield Bobber 830 the brand’s most powerful motorcycle, ever. The next most powerful engine that Royal Enfield has is the 650cc, parallel twin, which puts out 47 Bhp. Expect the new 830cc motor from Royal Enfield to make more than 100 Nm of peak torque considering its powerful state of tune. The engine will get liquid cooling and twin overhead camshafts, which also hints at 4-valve heads. Fuel injection will be standard, and the motor will meet the upcoming Bharat Stage 6 emission norms.
Royal Enfield’s parent company Eicher has a tie-up with American ATV and cruiser maker Polaris Industries. This partnership has been leveraged for the 830cc V-Twin motor as Royal Enfield (in its Indian iteration starting from the 1950s) has literally no experience in building V-Twins.
Polaris on the other hand, has ruch experience in building V-Twin engines for a range of cruiser motorcycles. In fact, Polaris owns the Indian brand of high-end cruisers that rival Harley Davidsons. Polaris has also been building engines for multiple vehicles such as ATVs and watercrafts for many years now.
More details about the Royal Enfield Bobber 830 will be known on the 7th, when the motorcycle is officially unveiled. We expect the 830cc V-Twin engine to not just power the Bobber but a range of other retro-styled Royal Enfield motorcycles that the brand is expected to launch in the coming years.