Ahead of the official debut of the motorcycles this new engine will be plonked in, Royal Enfield has revealed their new twin-cylinder engine. This new SOHC, 650cc, twin-cylinder motor will produce 47 PS of power @ 7000 RPM and 53 Nm of torque @ 4000 RPM. With 4-valves per cylinder, this motor will now become the most powerful Royal Enfield ever.
With a healthy torque curve, this new engine doesn’t only focus on being faster than before, but also allowing existing customers of a Royal Enfield to get accustomed to a bigger engine. With a 270-degree crank, the new motor also comes with a balancer shaft to reduce vibrations.
The new 650cc Royal Enfield twin-cylinder motor is an air-cooled unit with an oil-cooler matched to a 6-speed gearbox and guess what, with a slipper assist clutch.
With this engine, Royal Enfield will offer owners to ride out over a tonne, in mph. So expect this bike to do well over 150 kmph here on Indian soil. However, official figures of performance like 0-100 kmph & top speed are currently unknown.
Also, the future of the 535cc, Continental GT engine is currently unknown as this new 650cc block will be used on the Cafe Racer and mostly, on another modern classic variant.
Bikes running these new 650cc engines will also be equipped with ABS.
Royal Enfield is all set to reveal the twin-cylinder models at the EICMA show later this week. These bikes are then expected to hit the Indian showrooms sometime in 2018 and may be make it to the streets globally before the home turf.