Spy images of a 750cc Royal Enfield surfaced sometime in July last year when it was being tested in Spain. According to a new image released by TeamBHP, the 750cc twin cylinder is now being tested on Indian roads, hence hinting that the launch of RE's flagship motorcycle in the country isn't too far. The motorcycle featured in the picture seems to carry the same design as the Continental GT, the brand's cafe racer. The design though, may just be a temporary thing and the finished product could carry a new design. The bike will be fitted with a parallel-twin cylinder engine that would run on carburetors instead on fuel injection.
While one may wonder how will this engine comply with the BS IV emission norms since fuel-injection is one of the main technologies for achieving the compliance. If rumours are to be believed Royal Enfield may be working on a fuel injected version as well. The new engine is also likely to feature dual overhead camshafts and oil cooling.
Power figures are expected to be around 50 hp and 60 Nm of torque. The engine displacement and power figures put it right into the Harley-Davidson Street 750 territory. If Royal Enfield can achieve quality levels better than the Street 750 and price it considerably lower, the segment could witness a huge shift.
The 750cc motorcycle was spied in Spain last year, however the presence of carburetors suggest that the product will be readied for the Indian market first, as emission standards in the country are a few steps behind those in Europe.
Referring back to Eicher Motors Managing Director and CEO, Siddhartha Lal's statement in 2015, the new engine is being developed to be a part of a new range of products. He had said that two new engine platforms were under development. There is so far no confirmation as to when would the new Royal Enfield motorcycle be launched in India. However, given the way the testing process has progressed, we expect the motorcycle to be launched in India by the end of this year or early next year.