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As we know Royal Enfield is testing a new 750cc motorcycle in India as well as in international markets. Now, fresh reports from Moneycontrol suggest that the two-wheeler manufacturer will globally debut the motorcycle at the upcoming EICMA in November, 2017. The reports also suggest that the company will call the new 750 cc motorcycle the Interceptor and not the Continental GT 750, which was what initially called.
Royal Enfield's new 750 cc motorcycle will be the company's flagship model. It will be powered by a 750cc parallel twin engine that is expected to produce between 45 hp and 50 hp of power and about 60 Nm of peak torque. The unit is likely to be paired with 6-speed gearbox. It is also expected to get a Paioli suspension system at the rear, and disc brakes on the front and the rear. The company might also equip the upcoming motorcycle with ABS (Antilock Braking System).
The Royal Enfield Interceptor or the 750 cc motorcycle will share its design and features with the ongoing Continental GT. The new motorcycle is likely to feature black twin exhaust pipes, a twin-pod instrument cluster, single-seat setup and round headlamp as on the Continental GT.
The Royal Enfield 750cc motorcycle is expected to be priced between Rs 4 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh, ex-showroom and will compete with the Harley-Davidson’s Street 750. The company will manufacture the motorcycle at its new Vallam Vadagal plant near Orgadam in Tamil Nadu. It is also the first model in the model lineup that will be developed by the Royal Enfield Technology Centre in the UK. Royal Enfield is expected to first launch the motorcycle in the UK, followed by India.