Royal Enfield has just released a teaser of a brand new custom motorcycle that is based around the new 650cc, parallel twin engine. Royal Enfield will introduce this engine in the Interceptor and Continental GT motorcycles within months from now. The custom motorcycle, called the LockStock, will be showcased at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London in a day or two. It’s been officially commissioned by Royal Enfield. Even in the past, the retro-motorcycle maker has commissioned a lot of custom motorcycles from various bike builders – both in India and abroad. Royal Enfield uses these custom motorcycles to build buzz around the brand. Here’s the video teaser.
As you can see, the custom motorcycle has a rorty exhaust note, which is quite dissimilar to the thump that Royal Enfield’s single cylinder motorcycles are known for. The 650cc twin has a deep bassy rumble at idle and as the revs rise, the exhaust note changes to a throaty roar. The 650cc engine is a parallel twin with an air-oil cooled layout. The motor uses a 270 degree crank for the unique exhaust note, and gets a dash of modernity with a single overhead camshaft running four valves in each head. This engine makes 47 Bhp of peak power and 52 Nm of peak torque. It’s paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox that also features a slipper clutch.
The most advanced engine that Royal Enfield has ever produced, the 650cc twin, will propel the Interceptor and Continental GT motorcycles to over 160 Kmph. So, these bikes will be among the first mass produced modern day Royal Enfields to breach the ton (100 Mph) mark. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 will be first introduced in developed markets around the world. The Indian launch of these motorcycles is expected to happen in the final three months of this year. Dual channel ABS will be standard on both motorcycles, making them the safest bikes that Royal Enfield has ever built.