A recent report from AutoCar Pro has confirmed that the teased Royal Enfield Bobber is carrying a powerful 834cc, V-Twin engine under the fuel tank. The engine is an updated version for traditional twin-cylinder units as liquid cooling further improves the efficiency of the motorcycle. The first glimpse of the motorcycle is planned for November 2018, most probably on the first media day (6th November) of EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy. Earlier, the motorcycle was expected to get the 650cc motor. The 834cc engine is BS6 compliant and the upcoming motorcycle carries longer than usual wheelbase for the perfect feel. Royal Enfield will finally enter the Triumph’s territory this year.
The model will be showcased as a prototype to the audience, clearing the fact that production version may not even arrive during the year 2019. However, Royal Enfield will utilize this platform to bring more genres like a tourer, cruiser and more. The second teaser has already confirmed that the profile will be totally unique for the Royal Enfield Bobber. The extended fuel tank length and low seating will definitely attract eyeballs at the show.
“The JV company will design, develop, manufacture and sell a full new range of personal vehicles suitable for India and other emerging markets,” quoted the official communication that was notified by Eicher Motors to the Bombay Stock Exchange in July 2012.
“There was also an agreement between Eicher Motors and Polaris Industries in the past on the front of special cooperation for Royal Enfield motorcycles within their alliance. This special arrangement between the two companies was tightly guarded and was not made public. The power-train engineers at Polaris and at Royal Enfield had together developed this liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, engine platform for Royal Enfield during the time their alliance was alive. This project was carried out in the UK between the technical centers of Polaris and Royal Enfield. The 834cc power-train has spawned out of that arrangement,” revealed another source, aware of the matter.