Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has teased an all-new bike that it will debut at the EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy on the sixth of November. The teaser image posted on the Royal Enfield Facebook page shows the new motorcycle, which could bear the Classic 650 Bobber badge under a black cover.
The motorcycle under the covers looks unlike any other of Royal Enfield’s bikes currently on sale in India. The silhouette of the Classic 650 Bobber under the black cover also looks unlike either of the new twin-cylinder bikes – the Interceptor 650 and the Continental 650.
Instead, the bike under the cover looks like a Bobber motorcycle with a round-shaped headlamp, fat front wheel and fender. The bike also features a single seat along with an exposed rear fender and the motorcycle features a tall riding stance as well.
Royal Enfield has stated that it is working on more motorcycles based on the same platform and engine as the 650 twins that were first unveiled last year at EICMA 2017. Both the 650 twins are powered by the same fuel injected, parallel twin 648 cc, single overhead camshaft engine that produces 47 Bhp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch as standard and is expected to be used in the new Classic 650 Bobber.
The new Royal Enfield motorcycle is also expected to be based on the same platform as the new twins. The twin-cylinder motorcycles REs are based on a new steel tubular, double-cradle frame built from scratch by Harris Performance. The twins also feature the same suspension setup – twin 41 mm front forks with 110 mm travel while at the rear there are twin coil-over shocks with 88 mm travel.
In terms of stopping power, both bikes feature a single 320mm disc brake up front while the rear tyre gets a 240mm disc at the rear as well. The disc brakes are helped along by twin-channel anti-lock braking system by Bosch. The two bikes sit on 18-inch wheels that are fitted with the Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp tyres which measure in at 100/90 at the front and 130/70 on the rear wheel.